INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Lignum Aquilariae Resinatum
Common English: Aquilaria Wood
Aloeswood
Eaglewood
Herbs that Regulate Qi
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Bitter
Aromatic
Warm
Kidney
Spleen
Stomach
(Lung)
1-4g (add near the end)
Tincture: 1-2ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Promotes movement of Qi and alleviates pain

Qi Stagnation, with distention, pain or a feeling of pressure in the epigastric or abdominal region

Especially useful for Deficiency Cold or Blood Stagnation

Descends Qi, regulates the Middle, dispels Cold, warms the Spleen and Stomach and stops vomiting

Rebellious Qi wheezing from either Excess or Deficiency

Vomiting, belching or hiccup due to Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold

Warms the Kidneys and aids the Kidneys in grasping Qi

Asthma and wheezing due to Kidneys Unable to Grasp Qi

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with pathogenic Excess in the Heart channel.
  • Use with caution for those with prolapse due to Central Qi Sinking.
  • Use with caution for those with Yin Deficiency and Heat signs.
  • Do not add to treat the Lower Jiao unless there is Deficiency of Ming Men Fire.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Rx. Linderae
Wu Yao

Cx. Cinnamomi
Rou Gui

Fr. Foeniculi
Xiao Hui Xiang

Lower abdominal pain, especially with lower abdominal Cold and tension

Stifling sensation in the chest and diaphragm with wheezing, distention, and anorexia

Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold with epigastric, abdominal and hypochondriac Cold pain

Cold hernial disorders

Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata
Zhi Fu Zi
Flos Caryophylli
Ding Xiang

Rx. Aucklandiae
Mu Xiang

 

Rx. Aucklandiae
Mu Xiang

Sm. Arecae
Bing Lang
(Fr. Aurantii Immaturus)
(Zhi Shi)

(Rx. et Rz. Rhei)
(Da Huang)

Intensely cold limbs from diminished Ming Men Fire

Relieves pain

Retention of urine or excessively repressed sexual activity leading to urinary difficulty, especially when diuretics have been unsuccessful

Rebellious Middle Jiao Qi with belching, hiccup, nausea and vomiting, epigastric and abdominal distention, a stifling sensation in the epigastrium and diarrhea

Constipation due to Liver Qi Stagnation

Fol. Perillae
Zi Su Ye

Sm. Raphani
Lai Fu Zi

Fr. Psoraliae
Bu Gu Zhi
Rx. Lateralis Aconiti Preparata
Zhi
Fu Zi

Hiccups and vomiting due to Stomach Cold or Deficiency Cold of the Spleen and Stomach.

Nausea and discomfort associated with morning sickness

Rebellious Qi and wheezing due to either Qi Obstruction in the Lungs or an inability of the Kidneys to grasp Qi

Wheezing due to Deficiency Cold of the Lower Jiao

Fr. Perillae
Zi Su Zi
Rx. Peucedani
Qian Hu
Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis
Hou Po

(Per, Citri Reticulatae)
(Chen Pi)
(Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum)
(Zhi Ban Xia)

Fr. Psoraliae
Bu Gu Zhi
Rx. Lateralis Aconiti Preparata
Zhi
Fu Zi
Actinolitum
Yang Qi Shi

Hb. Cistanches
Rou Cong Rong

Wheezing due to Phlegm Excess above with Deficiency below

Premature ejaculation due to Cold Jing

Constipation due to Qi Deficiency

Rx. Linderae
Wu Yao

Sm. Arecae
Bing Lang
Rx. aucklandiae
Mu Xiang

Cx. Cinnamomi
Rou Gui

Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata
Zhi Fu Zi
Rz. Zingiberis
Gan Jiang

Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata
Zhi Fu Zi
Flos Caryophylli
Ding Xiang

Moschus
She Xiang

Chest and abdominal distention and pain due to Accumulation of Cold

Epigastric, hypochondriac and/or abdominal fullness and pain with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold

Extreme coldness of the limbs with abdominal and umbilical pain due to Insufficiency of Ming Men Fire

Flos Caryophylli
Ding Xiang

Fr. Amomi Rotundus
Bai Dou Kou
Fol. Perillae
Zi Su Ye
Rz. Zingiberis Recens
Sheng Jiang

Fr. Psoraliae
Bu Gu Zhi
Cx. Cinnamomi
Rou Gui

Rx. Lateralis Aconiti Preparata
Zhi
Fu Zi
Gecko
Ge Jie
Sm. Ginkgo
Bai Guo

 

Nausea and vomiting

Difficult inhalation due to Deficiency Cold of the Kidneys

 

  1. It is used as incense in psychiatric diseases.
  2. It is most commonly used for pain due to Stagnant Qi and/or Blood affecting Spleen/Stomach, Intestines and Heart.
  3. It is good for stagnant Lung Qi.
  4. It is said that this herb is warm but not Dry, flowing and not astringing,
  5. It is also said to tonify the Spleen, act on the Kidney and return pathogenic Fire to is source.
  6. This herb is reported to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
  7. It is said to regulate the Middle Jiao, invigorate the five Zang, replenish Jing, reinforce Yang, remove pathogenic Wind and resolve abdominal masses.
  8. It is also said that this herb has very powerful ascending, descending, dispersing and invigorating functions.
  9. This herb is said to cure all types of itching.
  10. Both Lignum Aquilariae Chen Xiang and Cx. Cinnamomi Cassiae Rou Gui are effective in treating lower abdominal pain due to Qi and Blood Stagnation from Deficiency Cold. Chen Xiang is more effective at regulating Qi, while Rou Gui is more effective in warming Yang.
  11. Both Chen Xiang and Rx. Linderae Wu Yao warm the Spleen, mobilize the Qi disperse Cold and treat distention and fullness of the chest and abdomen with wheezing due to rebellious Qi. Chen Xiang is bitter, drains and descends to help the Kidneys Grasp Qi and is more warming than Wu Yao which has a mobile quality that reaches everywhere and is appropriate for any rebellious disorder such as Cold in the San Jiao, Qi Blockage or congealed Blood due to Cold.