TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "ru xiang" which in english is "frankincense", is categorized within the "herbs that invigorate blood" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart, liver and spleen channels and exhibits acrid, bitter (ku) and warm (wen) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Ru Xiang has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, ru xiang is generally included in the following 7 formulas:
As noted above, ru xiang is within the herbs that invigorate blood functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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