Dit Da Jow Recipe: A Traditional Chinese Liniment

Dit Da Jow is a traditional Chinese liniment used in the practice of martial arts to alleviate bruises and injuries.

It is believed to have a variety of benefits, including reducing inflammation and speeding up the healing process.

This blog post will share a recipe for making your own Dit Da Jow at home. This recipe is simple and easy to follow and only requires a few ingredients that can be easily found at your local health food store or online.

Whether you’re a martial artist looking to soothe sore muscles and injuries, or just someone looking for a natural way to reduce inflammation and promote healing, this Dit Da Jow recipe is worth trying out.

Dit Da Jow Recipe


  • 2 cups of strong, black tea
  • 1 cup of herbal vinegar (such as white vinegar infused with chrysanthemum flowers, ginger, and other herbs)
  • 1/2 cup of dried, ground herbs (such as dragon’s blood, goji berries, and dandelion root)
  • 1/4 cup of grain alcohol (such as vodka or whiskey)
Dit Da Jow Recipe
Dit Da Jow Recipe


  1. Bring the black tea to a boil in a saucepan and then remove it from the heat. Allow it to cool until it is at room temperature.
  2. In a large glass jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the cooled black tea, herbal vinegar, ground herbs, and grain alcohol. Mix everything together well.
  3. Place the lid on the jar and store it in a cool, dark place for at least two weeks to allow the ingredients to infuse and the Dit Da Jow to mature.
  4. After two weeks, strain the Dit Da Jow through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove any bits of herbs or sediment. Discard the solids and transfer the liquid to a clean glass jar or bottle.
  5. To use the Dit Da Jow, apply a small amount to the affected area and massage it in gently. It can be used up to three times per day.

Note: If you prefer a thicker consistency, you can reduce the amount of liquid by simmering the mixture over low heat until it reaches the desired thickness. Be sure to let it cool completely before storing it in a jar or bottle.

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