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Mu Xiang #1032M

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Pin Ying Name: Mu Xiang

Chinese Name: 木香

English Name: Costus Root

Latin Name: Saussurea Costus

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Herbs that Regulate Qi
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Bitter
Salty
Warm
GallBladder
Large Intestine
Spleen
Stomach
San Jiao Lung
1.5-10g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Promotes the movement of Qi and alleviates pain

  • Spleen/Stomach Qi Stagnation with anorexia, a feeling of food sitting in the Stomach, epigastric or abdominal pain or distention, nausea and vomiting
  • Liver or Gallbladder Qi Stagnation with flank pain, distention or soreness

Adjusts and regulates stagnant Qi in the Intestines

  • Intestinal Qi Stagnation with diarrhea or dysenteric disorders, abdominal pain and tenesmus

Strengthens the Spleen and prevents Stagnation

  • Stagnation from tonic herbs, especially when the transportive and transformative functions of the Spleen are weak

Dispels Damp-Heat and harmonizes the Liver and Spleen

  • Disharmony of the Liver and Spleen with hypochondriac pain and distention, a bitter taste in the mouth, a yellow tongue coat and possibly jaundice
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated in those with Lung Deficiency and Heat.
  • Contraindicated in those with parched Blood Dryness.
  • Contraindicated in those with swelling and pain involving Fire.
  • Contraindicated in those with primal Qi loss.
  • Contraindicated in those with Yin Deficiency with Internal Heat.
  • Use with caution for those with Yin Deficiency.
  • Use with caution for those with depleted fluids.
  • Use with caution for those with Blazing Fire.