Do you feel fatigued, have weak digestion or poor appetite? Do you suffer chilliness in your extremities, such as fingers and toes? Yomeishu is intended for people who suffer such symptoms. Based on oriental medicine, it is intended to address Mibyou, which is a pre-symptomatic state or as the Yomeishu website puts it, “…a physical condition which is not a disease but is headed toward developing a disease.” Yomeishu one of the most popular brands of herbal liqueur in Japan, which has been manufactured for over 400 years. More than ten herbs go into making Yomeishu. They are immersed in a wine base for over two months. What makes this beverage exciting, however, is the one animal substance present in the herbal cocktail – Agkistrodon Japonicae. This, in layman’s terms, is dried mamushi, also known as Japanese pit viper.
The taste? Actually, not bad. It is sweet with a strong cinnamon spiciness followed by earthy and herbal flavors. The most dominant flavor after cinnamon is likely ginseng. The recommended dosage is 20ml taken three times a day. The ABV is 14% so on an empty stomach, you can feel the warmth.
If you are feeling a bit fatigued, why don’t you give Yomeishu a try?
Recommendation level (out of five stars):
⭐️⭐️⭐️ (It is hard to rate this one as it is not an alcohol to be enjoyed, but one that is intended to be taken as a type of Oriental medicine. The three stars are being given for the use of dried mamushi and over 400-year history.)
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