(su he xiang)
in flavour, warm in nature, it has affinity to the heart
and spleen channels. Being pungent, volatile and warm in
nature, it can invigorate channels; and as an aromatic, it
has a stronger stimulating action on the sense organs. It
functions in inducing resuscitation an restoring
consciousness. It is similar to Moschus but weak in
potency. It is used mostly as an adjuvant for treatment of
coma in type of cold-blockage, In addition, it also has
effects of dispelling cold and alleviating pain, serving
to treat cold pain in the chest and the abdomen due to
accumulation of cold and Qi-stagnation.
Resuscitating and restoring consciousness., dispelling
cold and relieving pain.
1. For apoplexy,
diseases caused by pestilent factors, syncope resulting
from disorder of Qi, coma and mental confusion in the type
of cold-blockage resulting from stagnation of cold-phlegm
and dampness, it is often used with pungent herbs for
warming and invigorating meridians aromatics inducing
resuscitation, such as Flos Caryophlli, Lignum Aquilariae
Resinatum, Radix Aucklandiae, Moschus, etc. , as in Storax
Pill (Suhexiang Wan).
2. For thoracic
and abdominal distending pain due to accumulation of cold
and stagnation of Qi, it can be used with herbs for
promoting Qi flow, dispelling cold and relieving pain,
such as Rhizoma Cyperi, Radix Aucklandiae, Radix Linderae,
Rhizoma Corydalis, etc. ; for obstruction of Qi and colic
it the chest due to Qi and blood stasis, it is used with
Resina Olibani, Lignum Santali, Radix Aristochiae, etc, to
promote circulation of Qi and blood, remove obstruction of
Qi and relieve pain, as Storax Pill for Coronary Heart
Disease (Guanxin Suhe Wan).
Administration: 0.3-1g, used
in pill or powder not in decoction.
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