She Xiang (Navel Gland Secretions of Musk Deer) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Name: She Xiang
English Name: Navel Gland Secretions of Musk Deer

Clinical Usage and Indications

  • Opens the orifices, revives the spirit, unblocks closed disorders (a wide variety of problems that impair consciousness) - heat entering the pericardium, convulsions, delirium, stupor fainting, closed disorders, tetanic collapse, phlegm collapse, seizures.
  • Invigorates the blood, dissipates clumps, reduces swelling, alleviates pain - toxic sores, carbuncles, fixed masses, channel obstructions due to trauma.

Functional Groups (Click for Summary/Study Notes)

Dosage and Preparation Notes

  • Dosage: 0.06-0.15g in pills, powders

Channels/Meridians Influenced

Associated Temperature and Taste

Cautions and Contraindications

  • Do not use during pregnancy.

Staff Clinician Notes

There are no additional notes for this herb.

Herbal Formulas Which Include This Herb

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  • Hui Chun Wan

    Formula Functions...  

    Most often used for childhood convulsions (possibly with wheezing, nausea, nighttime crying, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive mucus/saliva) or other conditions that involve fever, impaired or loss of consciousness, irritability, restlessness such as seizure disorders, meningitis, measles, and gastroenteritis among others.


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