Dit Dat Jiao literally means “hit fall wine”, and is often referred to as trauma liniment. It is a specialized liniment made specifically for the purpose of treating contusions, sprains, and strains resulting from martial arts and related athletic injury.
Traditionally, every martial arts school in China would have its own Dit Dat Jiao liniments on hand to treat injury resulting from practice. Often these formulas would be modified specifically for the most prevalent injuries of a particular martial arts style. Striking Schools often had formulas designed specifically for contusions / bruising, while a grappling school would have formulas designed to treat joint sprains and strains. Most of these formulas would be kept secret and nearly every school would boast of the superiority of their Dit Dat Jiao liniments over all others.