INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Lignum Dalbergiae Odoriferae
Lignum Acronychiae
Common English: Dalbergia Heartwood
Scented Rosewood
Acronychia
Jiang Zhen Xiang
Herbs that Regulate the Blood: Herbs that Invigorate the Blood
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
(Sweet)
Warm
Liver
Spleen
Stomach
(Heart)
3-6g
Powder: 1-3g
Swallowed directly: 1-2g
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Disperses Blood Stasis and stops bleeding

Internal injuries due to trauma, fractures, sprains or contusions

Topically alone or with other herbs to stop bleeding from lacerations

Invigorates the Blood, promotes the movement of Qi and alleviates pain

Epigastric and abdominal pain due to stagnant Qi in the Spleen and Stomach

Chest pain due to Blood Stasis

Harmonizes the Middle Jiao and relieves nausea

Nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain due to Dampness Accumulation
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated in the absence of Blood Stasis.
  • Contraindicated for those with Blood Heat.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency with Excess Fire.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

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Ru Xiang
(Myrrh)
(Mo Yao)

Rx. Curcumae
Yu Jin
Sm. Persicae
Tao Ren
(Fr. Trichosanthis)
(Gua Lou)

Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Dan Shen

Internally and topically for pain and swelling due to trauma

Chest and flank pain due to Stagnant Qi and Blood Stasis

Angina pectoris

Hb. Agastaches
Huo Xiang
Rx. Aucklandiae
Mu Xiang

Rz. Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong
Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
Chi Shao
Flos Carthami
Hong Hua
Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Dan Shen

Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen
Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Dan Shen
Rx. Notoginseng
San Qi

Nausea and vomiting

Coronary Heart disease

Gastrointestinal distention and pain

Angina pectoris

Chest pain

Rz. Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong
Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
Chi Shao
Flos Carthami
Hong Hua
Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Dan Shen

Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen
Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Dan Shen
Rx. Notoginseng
San Qi

 

Coronary Heart disease

Gastrointestinal distention and pain

Angina pectoris

Chest pain

 
  1. Some sources classify this herb in the "Herbs that Stop Bleeding" category.
  2. This herb treats broken bones, injuries and wounds from metal, stops bleeding, alleviates pain, reduces swelling and generates flesh.
  3. It must be powdered to use in decoction.
  4. Apply topically as a powder for cuts.
  5. It treats lumbago, leg pain due to Wind-Dampness, trauma and gastralgia due to Qi Stagnation.
  6. This herb has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
  7. The twig and leaf treat furuncles, sores and swellings, cough and trauma.
  8. The fruit circulates Qi to expel Phlegm and treats dyspepsia.
  9. The internal wood or root circulates Qi to invigorate the Blood, activates the Spleen and stops cough.