INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Borneolum
Common English: Borneol
Dryobalanops
Borneol Camphor
Aromatic Substances that Open the Orifices
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Bitter
(Aromatic)
Mildly Cool
(Cool)
Heart
Lung
Spleen
(Du)
(Yang Qiao)
0.01-0.9g
Tincture: 0.03-0.1ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Aromatically opens the Orifices, revives the Spirit and unblocks closed disorders

Impaired consciousness fainting and convulsions

Clears Heat, drains Fire, resolves toxicity, clears the eyes and removes superficial visual obstructions

Heat leading to headache, red and swollen eyes, superficial visual obstruction and sores in the mouth

Clears Heat, alleviates pain, dissipates nodules and alleviates itching

Topically for pain and swelling of the throat, skin diseases such as sores and scabies, and eye diseases such as photophobia and excessive tearing

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with Qi Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with Blood Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for children with Spleen Wind (convulsions after vomiting or diarrhea).
  • Contraindicated for those with chronic convulsions due to Deficiency Cold.
  • Use caution during pregnancy.
  • Do not expose to heat.
  • Do not add to topical eye medications when darkening of vision is due to Liver and Kidney Deficiencies.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Moschus
She Xiang

Moschus
She Xiang

Calculus Bovis
Niu Huang
Rx. Curcumae
Yu Jin

Moschus
She Xiang

Styrax
Su He Xiang
Benzoinum
An Xi Xiang

Convulsions, loss of consciousness, and coma due to extreme Heat or Phlegm Blocking the Orifices.

Hot, closed disorders.

Cold closed disorders.

Rz. Arisaematis Preparatum
Zhi Tian Nan Xing

Cinnabaris
Zhu Sha
Borax
Peng Sha
(Natrii Sulfas Exsiccatus)
(Xuan Ming Fen)

Calamina
Lu Gan Shi
Margarita
Zhen Zhu

Wakens the brain, expels Wind, and opens what is closed applied externally as a powder, rubbed on the gums for Wind-Stroke with clenched jaw.

Internally to treat closed-type strokes.

Heat, pain, swelling, and suppuration of the ear, eye, nose, mouth, and throat. (topical)

As an ophthalmic preparation applied topically for red and swollen eyes.

Non-healing burns.

Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying
Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian

Alum
Ming Fan
Boric Acid

 

Calculus Bovis
Niu Huang
Scorpio
Quan Xie
Moschus
She Xiang

Hot, toxic sores.

Externally for otitis media, otitis externa, and eczema of the ear with pustular discharges.

Convulsions due to Heat.

Moschus
She Xiang

Styrax
Su He Xiang

Realgar
Xiong Huang
Borax
Peng Sha
Rx. Glycyrrhizae
Gan Cao

Calculus Bovis
Niu Huang
Margarita
Zhen Zhu

Convulsions due to Cold.

Thrush, white mouth or mycotic stomatitis. (topical)

Ulceration with pain and swelling of the skin, ears or nose.

Cinnabaris
Zhu Sha

Halloysitum Rubrum
Chi Shi Zhi
Borax
Peng Sha
Olibanum
Ru Xiang
Calomelas
Qing Fen
Myrrh
Mo Yao
Fossilia Ossis Mastodi
Long Gu

 

Toothache.

Suppuration with ulceration.

 

  1. This herb is used to dispel pathogenic factors in the chest and abdomen.
  2. It drastically reduces gastric obstruction due to pathogenic Heat.
  3. It is used for dispersing any Excess type of stroke, constipation, dysuria and Qi Stagnation.
  4. It is commonly used topically as a powder to regenerate flesh.
  5. It is easily absorbed through the skin and mucosal membranes.
  6. It can be used alone for swelling, redness and pain of the eyes. It is often found in eye drops for relief of swelling.
  7. It inhibits the growth of cancer cells.
  8. The best quality is called Long Nao Xiang “Fragrant Dragon Brain”, and is very fragrant and similar in properties to Moschus She Xiang but weaker.
  9. Externally, it clears Heat, stops pain, generates flesh.
  10. It is commonly used in patent formulas for angina, oral ulceration, insomnia, nervousness and children’s diseases.
  11. Because of its volatile nature, it is not usually decocted.
  12. It reaches everywhere in the body and opens all of the Orifices.
  13. Some sources say that this herb is Warm or Hot.
  14. Both Bing Pian and Moschus She Xiang are acrid, mobile, piercing, open the Orifices and awaken the Spirit. They are often combined to treat loss of consciousness, delirium associated with febrile diseases, fainting due to Summerheat, Wind-Stroke and swollen sores due to Heat toxin. She Xiang more powerfully opens the Orifices, awakens the Spirit invigorates the Blood,unblocks the collaterals and reduces and disperses Qi and Blood Stagnation. It treats hematomas, traumatic injury and abdominal masses or amenorrhea due to Blood Stasis. Bing Pian Dissipates Fire constraint, to reduce swelling and stop pain. It treats sore red eyes, mouth ulcers and toothache.