養性延年藥餌 본성을 길러 오래 살게 하는 약
Written By Jun Heo(許浚, 1539~1615), Translated by Namil Kim, Wung Seok Cha et al., Published by Ministry of Health & Welfare (Korea)
Fine Jade Paste, Triple Essence Pill, Super Longevity Elixir, Rejuvenation Elixir to Reverse Aging-Extra Years Longevity Elixir, Extend Life and Stablise Root Elixir, Spotted Dragon Pill, Scutellaria and Coptis Formula, Black Cuscutae Seed Pill to Stabilize the Root, and Stabilize the Root Wine are medicines which prolong life.
Fine Jade Paste 瓊玉膏 경옥고
①Refills essence, tonifies marrow, and raises truly good nature. Turns an old man into a boy, tonifies all kinds of deficiencies and lackings, and removes all kinds of diseases. The spirit becomes satisfied and qi in the five viscera overflows – the greying hair turns black again, and teeth regrow, and the person would be able to move like a running horse. One will not be hungry or thirsty for the whole day if one takes the medicine several times. The effect cannot be fully explained. Divide the medicine into five separate pieces, and the medicine would save five people with hemiplegia. Divide the medicine into ten separate pieces, and the medicine would save ten people with consumptive diseases due to overwork. If one takes the medicine for 27 years, one would be able to live for 360 years; if it is taken for 64 years, one would be able to live for 500 years. Mix 16 geun of pounded Rehmanniae Radix Crudus (生地黃) with its juice, 24 nyang of powdered Ginseng Radix (人蔘), 48 nyang of Poria Sclerotium (白茯苓), and 10 geun of boiled and filtered honey (白蜜) together. Put it in a porcelain jar, seal the opening with 5 oil papers, and 1 cotton cloth. Put it in a copper pot and suspend it in water so the opening of the jar is above the water. Boil it for 3 days and 3 nights with branches of mulberry tree; add more water if there is little in the pot. Take it out and seal it again with wax paper and put it in a well for a whole day and night. Take it out and put it in the pot where it was boiled again, and boil it again for a whole day and night to remove water qi, and take out for use. Take a little amount first and open a ritual to thank the god of the universe. Take 1~2 spoonfuls at a time melted with warm wine. A person who cannot drink alcohol should melt it in warm water instead and take it 2~3 times a day. In summer, put it in a place where it’s cool or where there is ice, or bury it. It must be put in a quiet place where no dog or chicken makes noise, and a place where no women or people in funeral garments are seen. When making this, no instruments whatsoever made of iron must be used. Avoid green onion, garlic, radish, and anything sour such as vinegar during medication.[B146]
② In the Formulas for Guarding Life (衛生方), 8 geun of Rehmanniae Radix Crudus (生地黃), 32 nyang of Ginseng Radix (人蔘), 24 nyang of Poria Sclerotium (白茯苓), and 5 geun of boiled and filtered honey (白蜜) were used. ③ During the Ming Dynasty, in the year of Yingyue, Asparagi Tuber (天門冬), Liriopis Tuber (麥門冬), and Lycii Radicis Cortex (地骨皮) were added to be presented to the king. The name Augment Longevity and Perpetuate the True Paste (益壽永眞膏) was granted to it.
③ During the Ming Dynasty, in the year of Yingyue, Asparagi Tuber (天門冬), Liriopis Tuber (麥門冬), and Lycii Radicis Cortex (地骨皮) were added to be presented to the king. The name Augment Longevity and Perpetuate the True Paste (益壽永眞膏) was granted to it.