A Research Into The Health Drink "Xi Han Yu Lu" (West Han Jade-Like Dewdrops)


Cai Guangxian, Associate Research Fellow, Vice-President of Hunan College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Changsha, Hunan,PRC.


Trends in Traditional Medicine Research, Proceedings of the International Conference on the Use of Traditional Medicine & Other Natural Products in Health Care




Health drink "Xi Han Yu Lu", formulation, medical toxicological evaluation.


Xi Han Yu Lu, developed by Hunan College of TCM and Huarong Health-Keeping Drink Factory of China, is a health-keeping drink. It takes the high quality mineral water as its basis, which is from the Nanshan Mountain of China and contains 25 kinds of elements needed by the human body. Additionally, its prescription is made by referring to the medical literature unearthed from the Tombs of Western Han Dynasty, which had remained intact for more than 2000 years, at Mawangdui in Changsa, China and includes such health-keeping drugs which are recorded in the literature such as mulberry, wolfberry fruit, hawthorn fruit and walnut, and several kinds of fresh fruit juice. It accords with the demands of the law of food hygiene made by the People's Republic of China. The drink is rich in nutrition . It contains all of the 17 amino acids needed by the human body, among which aspartic acid, glutamic acid and proline are respectively more than lOmg per 100ml of the drink. It has several inorganic elements. Among them, manganese, zinc, calcium and phosphorus are respectively 137µg, 162µg, 91µg and 3.5µg per 100ml of the drink. It also contains vitamin C, B, and B2. It is tangerine and clear, without any suspended substance or sediment. It has special sweet smell of the natural drug and tastes sweet and somewhat sour, welcome by mouth. It is proved that, by animal experiment, the drink has marked actions of enhancing the human body's ability of anti-lassitude and the body's tolerance to hypoxia and high temperature and, by toxicity test. it is safe and innocuous for long term usage. It is discovered through its application to many persons that it has the functions of improving appetite, relieving lassitude, enhancing tolerance to high temperature, and improving physical strength. So, this new and special natural health-keeping drink will have an excellent prospect.