Active Ingredients: Myrrh 1x 7.5% (circulatory support, pain, swelling, bruising), Dandelion Leaf 1x 6% (redness, pain, swelling), Olive Leaf 1x 3.5% (redness, pain, swelling)
Inactive Ingredients: Beeswax, Bing Pian, Chen Xiang, Chi Shao, Chuan Xiong, Dang Gui Wei, E Zhu, Fang Feng, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Hong Hua, Ji Nei Jin, Jin Yin Hua, Jing Jie, Mu Xiang, Lavender, Mu Dan Pi, Ru Xiang, Tao Ren, Zhi Ke, Zhi Zi
Uses: Temporary relief from swelling, bruising, pain from blunt force trauma or acute injury to muscles and tissue.
Warnings: For external use only. Avoid Eyes. Keep out of reach of children. If the product is swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center. Do not use if tamper evident seal is broken.
Directions: Massage directly into painful, swollen or bruised areas frequently. Can be used during massage therapy.
It works best when applied immediately, but can work just as effectively when a bruise has already occurred.
Known Uses: Bruising, acute injury, muscle spasms, swelling due to traumatic injury, recovery from surgical procedures
Dit Da Jow is a popular Chinese liniment sold to heal external damage such as bruises or sore muscles. There are several different recipes for Dit Da Jow, most of which are considered to be a “secret formula” passed down through oral and written history of Traditional Chinese medicine, martial arts, and modern Western science. Although Chinese tradition traces the origins of Chinese medicine to demigods named the Divine Plowman (Sheng Nung) and the Yellow Emperor (Huang Ti), who are said to have lived in the early 3rd millennium B.C., the earliest available historical records of Chinese medicine are medical texts dating from the Han Dynasty via several Chinese materia medica.
Dit Da Jow is an analgesic liniment traditionally preferred by martial artists. Often a martial arts master blends his unique mixture of many aromatic herbs such as myrrh and ginseng, which are combined to stimulate circulation, reduce pain and swelling, and improve healing of injuries and wounds. The tradition became known as “hit medicine”. Many people have also found this sort of liquid analgesic to be useful for reducing the aching of muscles, and arthritis and rheumatism discomfort.
All bruise liniment formulas contain ingredients to stop pain, reduce swelling and redness, and disperse stagnant qi and blood. It is composed of cooling herbs to reduce swelling and redness; and warming herbs that alleviate pain, promote circulation, and break up accumulations of stagnant blood and fluids.
Herbs in the formulas according to TCM use “temperature” and “action”. with each herb exhibiting an “energy” that has an effect on the body. Some are cold while others are hot. The overall combination of herbs in a Dit Da Jow formula determines its relative energy. Warmer jow is more often used in conditioning or chronic injury while cooler jow is more likely to be used for new injuries that may be inflamed. The action of each herb has specific uses. A Dit Da Jow should have one or two primary actions, determined by the herbs which are used in the Dit Da Jow formula.