Dalbergia Wood (Jiang Xiang)

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Dalbergia wood (Jiangxiang)

Pharmaceutical Name: Lignum Dalbergiae Odoriferae

Botanical Name: Dalbergia odorifera T. Chen

Common Name: Dalbergia wood

Source of Earliest Record: Haiyao Bencao

Part Used: The heart wood of dalbergia odorifera is sawed into small pieces, then dried in the shade.

Natural Properties & Taste: Pungent and warm

Meridians: Heart and liver

Therapeutic Effects:
1. To invigorate blood and remove stagnation.
2. To stop bleeding and pain.
3. To conduct qi downward and resolve turbid dampness

Indications:
1. Qi and blood stagnation manifested as stifling sensation in the chest and hypochondriac pain. Dalbergia wood (Jiangxiang) is used with Curcuma root (Yujin), Pilose asiabell root (Dangshen), Peach seed (Taoren) and Vegetable sponge (Sigualuo).

2. Swellings and pains due to external injuries. Dalbergia wood (Jiangxiang) is used with Frankincense (Ruxiang) and Myrrh (Moyao).

3. Interior turbid dampness with vomiting and abdominal pain. Dalbergia wood (Jiangxiang) is used with Agastache (Huoxiang) and Costus root (Muxiang).

4. Hemorrhage and pain due to external injuries. Dalbergia wood (Jiangxiang) can be used alone, externally.

Dosage: 3-6 g. 1-2 g for powder

By |2015-04-06T20:47:32+00:00January 1st, 2015|Categories: Medicinal Herbs|

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