Su He Xiang - Resin of Rose Maloes, Styrax

TCM Materia Medica

Su He Xiang TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "su he xiang" which in english is "resin of rose maloes, styrax", is categorized within the "herbs that open orifices" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart and spleen channels and exhibits acrid, aromatic, sweet (gan) 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:

  • Dosage: 0.3-1g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Opens the orifices, penetrates through turbidity - for closed disorders, phlegm blockages, epidemic toxic disease, especially cold disorders.
  • Pain in the chest and abdomen.

As noted above, su he xiang is within the herbs that open orifices functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... opens up sensory orifices and awakens the spirit - delirium, coma, locked jaw, clenched fists, rigid limbs, seizures. there herbs are scattering by nature and can drain yuan qi; treats symptoms, not the root. )".

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