Dit Da Jow
of the many features that differentiate Kung Fu from other fighting
arts is its extensive use of herbs for toughening. Herbal
liniments are used to toughen parts of the body used for striking and
blocking as well as to heal bruises, swellings, sprains, fractures and
muscles pulled apart in training. This famous Chinese liniment
called Dit Da Jow is a liniment prepared by soaking herbs in alcohol.
Its most important purposes are to: increase circulation in the
injured or toughened area, dissolve blood clots, regenerate blood
cells, hasten the growth of bone cells, alleviate pains associated
with bone bruises and pain in the joints, decrease swellings, relax
and strengthen tendons and ligaments, and cause healing energy known
as Chi to flow along it channels. It is also used to prevent
injuries while training and/or engaging in all types of sports by
acting as an invisible brace on the skin. Different schools or
styles of Kung Fu have their own formulas for such liniments to fit
the particular needs of the school. Dit Da Jow that is available
in Chinese stores or Chinese pharmacies is usually very weak or is a
generalized formula not specific to certain stages or types of Kung Fu
training. The Dit Da Jow liniment used at the Dragon Tiger Kung
Fu Center is an all-natural ancient formula, which dates back to the 7th
century and is especially prepared by hand and aged by Sifu Jan L.
Miller. It is very strong Dit Da Jow that is extremely effective
in hastening healing, decreasing swelling, and relieving pain
associated with bruises, broken bones, bone and joint pains. 2
is an all-natural Herbal Liniment. It is excellent for skin
eruptions of any kind, including blemishes, pimples, acne, boils, and
eruptive rashes. Apply it as often as possible to the erupted
area(s), but at least twice a day. It will get hot, but will not
burn the skin. It will cleanse the area and clear up the
eruptions internally, draining them through the body’s lymphatic
system. It is also very good whenever a liniment is needed.
Use it for pains, painful swellings, bruises, sprains, scalds, burns,
and sunburns. It should be applied freely, massaging it in for
sprains and bruises. Apply it over the sinuses to drain them
when sinusitis occurs. It is also useful for headaches.
Apply it to the temples, the back of the neck, and the forehead.
It is also very effective for rheumatism & arthritis. For a
toothache, apply it in the cavity and all around on the gums and on
the outside of the jaw if necessary. It will take the swelling
and soreness away. It is excellent for pyorrhea and sores in the
mouth. Saturate a piece of cotton and thoroughly wash the mouth
with the liniment; or take a mouthful, rinse the mouth with it, and
spit it out; or apply liniment on both sides of the gums with a little
cotton, gauze, or Q-tips. It is also useful for the control of
athlete’s foot. Apply frequently, saturating the affected parts
liniment is FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY and should not be swallowed. KEEP IT OUT OF EYES.
2 oz. bottle.