How To Use Dit Da Jow & Our Products

PlumDragon Dit Da Jow

Below are some pointers that will ensure your Dit Da Jow maintains potency, as well as help you maximize its effectiveness:

  • A fine herbal sediment should be visible on the bottom of your bottle of Dit Da Jow. Before each use, make sure to shake up your Dit Da Jow to place this herbal sediment into suspension.
  • Store in a dark place at room temperature. Some ingredients can break down with excessive exposure to UV light or extreme temperatures. Shake before use.
  • Use your dropper to liberally apply jow into your palm. Place your palm over the desired area and massage the liquid into the skin. New injury favors light consistent massage. Old injuries respond favorably with a deeper, harder massage. Repeat 2-3 times daily for best results.
  • For conditioning such as iron palm or limb knocking, applying before *and* after your workout can help stop bruising from occurring. To safely perform iron palm exercises, please use PlumDragon Iron Palm Dit Da Jow.
  • Use your Dit Da Jow to help aid in the recovery of bone, muscle, and tissue bruises, soreness, joint and tendon pain/swelling, muscle spasms, relief of pain and inflammation, and in the healing process and immune system response of bone, muscle, joints, and tendon.
  • Dit Da Jow is for external use only. Do NOT apply jow to any mucous membrane such as the mouth, ears, or nose. Do NOT apply to cuts or scrapes.

PlumDragon Dit Da Jow Herb Packs

Below are directions for brewing up your dit da jow herb pack, as well as some pointers to ensure that it comes out as best as possible:

  • Open bag and empty the herbs into a 1 gallon (or larger) GLASS container.  PlumDragon herb packs come pre-prepared—necessary grinding, crushing, processing, frying, etc is already done.  Feel free to break the herbs up further, but NEVER powderize herbs beyond the state they are in.
  • Fill your container with vodka, rum, brandy, rice wine, or a 50/50 mix of everclear and spring water.  You may heat the alcohol before adding it to the herbs; we make some of our formulas this way.
  • Store the container in a dark place at room temperature as some ingredients can break down with excessive exposure to light or extreme temperatures.  Shake your jar on occasion.
  • The herbs will have soaked up some of the liquid after a day and the level will be lower.  Feel free to top off your 1 gallon jar with either alcohol or spring water and reseal.
  • You should allow a minimum of 3 months for the aging process and we recommend at least 6 months.  We also recommend that you do not strain off the herbs at that time, but leave them in the jar to continue aging.
  • After aging, liberally apply jow into your palm.  Place your palm over the desired area and massage the liquid into the skin.  New injury favors light consistent massage.  Old injuries respond favorably with a deeper, harder massage.  Repeat 2-3 times daily for best results.
  • For conditioning such as Iron Palm or limb knocking, applying before *and* after your workout can stop bruising from occurring.  To safely perform iron palm exercises, please use PlumDragon Iron Palm Dit Da Jow.
  • Dit da jow is for external use only.  Do NOT apply jow to any mucous membrane such as the mouth, ears, or nose.  Do NOT apply to cuts or scrapes.  Do NOT use this product of you are pregnant or nursing.

Internal Tonics & Chun Jiu (Spring Wine)

Below are directions for brewing your Internal Tonic or Chun Jiu herb pack, as well as some tips for getting the best possible results:

  • Open bag and empty the herbs into a 1 gallon (or larger) GLASS container.  PlumDragon herb packs come pre-prepared—all necessary grinding, crushing, processing, frying, etc is already done.  Internal tonics should come to you in a roughly ground state.
  • Fill your container with vodka, whisky, brandy, rice wine, or a 50/50 mix of everclear and spring water.  You may warm the alcohol before adding it to the herbs; we make some of our formulas this way.  We prefer making this wine with slightly lower alcohol content, so feel free to cut your alcohol between 30-40%.
  • Store the container in a dark place at room temperature as some ingredients can break down with excessive exposure to light or extreme temperatures.  Shake your jar on occasion.
  • The herbs will have soaked up some of the liquid after a day and the level will be lower.  Feel free to top off your 1 gallon jar with spring water and reseal.
  • You should allow a very minimum of 3 months for the aging process—Traditionally, these tonics are made one year and consumer the next.  We also recommend that you do not strain off the herbs at that time, but leave them in the jar to continue aging.
  • Internal tonics are traditionally consumed in 1 oz quantities on cool evenings, or alternatively every evening during intense training.  Some people like to take Spring Wine every day, all year around, others a few times a week only during the Spring months.  With use, you will determine what is best for you and your body.
  • If you are sick (viral or bacterial infections such as flu, common cold, strep, etc etc) do not use internal tonics until you are healthy again.  Pregnant and nursing women should not use these product.
  • We make no claims about these products’ interaction with medication or diet and recommend you see a qualified medical practitioner if you have any questions relating to these types of interactions.

PlumDragon Chai Training Tea

The tea should be placed in a small amount of water (the herbs in the PlumDragon Chai Training Tea Kit are already crushed/ground for you) .  This water should make up half of the volume of total tea.  Bring to a near-boil, and then simmer for 10 minutes.  Add an equal amount of milk and allow to re-simmer.  Add tea leaves and allow to steam for another 5 minutes.  Strain off the herbs and add a small amount of vanilla and honey to taste.

This tea tastes wonderful and has an almost numbing property, making it great for sore throat due to cold invasion (note: Do *NOT* use this tea for sore throat due to heat conditions such as strep throat or flu).

Adding Hong Hua to this recipe is a good addition for many reasons, but it will disrupt the flavor of the tea.  Try it both ways and decide which you like best.  A pinch of pepper is common in commercial mixtures of Chai Tea, as are small amounts of Star Anise, citrus, and other spicy items.  Lastly, a couple of pods of Bai Dou Kou have been helpful for some students who have been bogged down in the heat by heavy tonics such as Spring Wine.

Internal Powdered Chinese Herb Formulas

Short-lived but intense issues: 1 teaspoon (8 capsules), three times daily.

Lingering low-grade concerns: 1/2 teaspoon (4 capsules), 2 times daily.

The above guidelines represent the usual doses. If you don’t much care for reading or thinking too much about it, you’re done. If you want to fine tune things a bit, keep reading.

If you are very sensitive to medicines: start out low (1/4 tsp or 2 capsules) once per day, and raise the dosage each day. When you get to the point where your concerns are being addressed, you’re good, you don’t have to go any higher than that. This advice is especially useful for those who are taking herbs for something that is induced or aggravated by stress.

If you are heavier than 200 pounds (90 kg.) you can increase the usual dosage  by 50%, your new dosage would then be: 3/4 tsp. – 1.5 tsp. (6-12 capsules) taken 2-3 times daily.

If you are lighter than 90 pounds (40 kg.) you can decrease the usual dosage by 50%, your new dosage would then be: 1/4 tsp. – 1/2 tsp. (2-4 capsules), taken 2-3 times daily. This would apply to children and animals too. Just keep lowering the dosage consistent with one’s weight.