The TCM herb "she xiang" which in english is "navel gland secretions of musk deer", is categorized within the "herbs that open orifices" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart, liver and spleen channels and exhibits acrid, aromatic 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:
She Xiang has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
A single herb is not often thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. She Xiang, however, is a strong candidate to be considered when needing to influence blood stagnation and/or phlegm misting the heart.
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, she xiang is generally included in the following 3 formulas:
Resuscitates, clears heat, calms shen, and expels phelgm - coma arising from stroke, convulsions, loss of consciousness.
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 …
As noted above, she xiang is within the herbs that open orifices functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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