INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Olibanum
Gummi Olibani
Common English: Frankincense
Gum Olibanum
Mastic
Boswellia
Herbs that Regulate the Blood: Herbs that Invigorate the Blood
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Bitter
Warm
Heart
Liver
Spleen
3-10g
Large doses: up to 15g
Tincture: 1-4ml
Essential Oil: 2 drops in a gel cap with olive oil
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Invigorates the Blood and promotes the movement of Qi

Pain due to Blood Stasis from traumatic injury

Early stage toxic sores, carbuncles, swellings and pain

Blood Stasis with chest, epigastric or abdominal pain

Relaxes the sinews, activates the channels and alleviates pain

Wind-Damp-Bi with rigidity and spasms

Reduces swelling and generates flesh

Topically as an ointment or powder to reduce swelling, generate flesh, alleviate pain and promote healing of sores, carbuncles, and traumatic injury

Pain, redness and swelling of the gums, mouth and throat

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Contraindicated in the absence of Stasis.
  • Use caution with for those with Spleen Deficiency and weak Stomachs
  • Do not use long term.
  • Do not use when sores have already perforated.
  • When pus is profuse, do not use too soon.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Myrrh
Mo
Yao

Myrrh
Mo Yao
Realgar
Xiong Huang
Moschus
She Xiang

Moschus
She Xiang

Borneolum
Bing Pian

Traumatic injury pain.

Blood Stasis obstructing the channels with epigastric, flank abdominal and joint pain.

Abdominal pain during menstruation.

Wind-Cold-Damp Bi with numbness throughout the body and unresponsive extremities.

Chronic, ulcerated and non-healing sores.

Topically as a powder for skin lesions and ulcerations.

Unopened carbuncles and ulcerations.

Topically for chronic non-healing wounds and ulcers.

Pain from trauma.

Fr. Toosendan
Chuan Lian Zi
Rx. Aucklandiae
Mu Xiang
(Rz. Cyperi)
(Xiang Fu)

Caul. Sargentodoxae
Hong Teng
Hb. Violae
Zi Hua Di Ding

Rx. seu Rz. Notopterygii
Qiang Huo
Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae
Qin Jiao

Stomach and epigastric pain due to Qi Stagnation and Blood Stasis.

Intestinal abscess from Heat and Blood Stagnation clogging the Intestines.

Joint pain due to Wind-Cold-Damp Bi.

Pheretima
Di Long
Rx. Aconiti Preparata
Zhi Chuan
Wu

Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae
Niu Xi

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Flos Carthami
Hong Hua
Sm. Persicae
Tao Ren

Wind-Stroke with spasms and rigidity.

Wind-Damp-Cold-Bi.

Flank pain due to acute sprain.

Amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea.

Rz. Corydalis
Yan Hu Suo

Rx. seu Rz. Notopterygii
Qiang Huo
Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae
Qin Jiao

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Caul. Piperis Kadsurae
Hai Feng Teng

Myrrh
Mo
Yao
Flos Carthami
Hong Hua
Moschus
She Xiang
Borneolum
Bing Pian
Sanguis Draconis
Xue Jie
Sm. Persicae
Tao Ren

Chest and abdominal pain.

Wind-Damp Bi.

Traumatic injury with severe pain and bruising.

Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao
Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
Chi Shao
Flos Carthami
Hong Hua
Rx. Trichosanthis
Tian Hua Fen

Sp. Gleditsiae
Zao Jiao Ci
Squama Manitis
Chuan Shan Jia
Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae
Bai Zhi
Rx. Saposhnikoviae
Fang Feng

Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao
Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
Chi Shao
Flos Carthami
Hong Hua
Rx. Trichosanthis
Tian Hua Fen

Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae
Bai Zhi
Rx. Saposhnikoviae
Fang Feng

Myrrh
Mo Yao
Borneolum

Bing Pian
Fossilia Ossis Mastodi
Long Gu
Sanguis Draconis
Xue Jie
Catechu
Er Cha

Initial stage of abscesses or sores with redness, swelling and pain.

Ulcerated sores or abscesses.

Topically as a powder for sores and abscesses where the pus has been completely cleared.

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi
Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao
Rx. Aucklandiae
Mu Xiang
Myrrh
Mo
Yao
Cx. Rasis Cinnamomi
Gui Xin
Rx. Platycodi
Jie Geng
Rx. Codonopsis
Dang Shen
Rx. Glycyrrhizae
Gan Cao

 

 

Sores that are flat and without redness and pain.

 

 

  1. This herb is often used in combination with Myrrh Mo Yao to invigorate Blood and break up Blood Stasis. It is very good for sharp, colicky pain.
  2. This herb invigorates the channels while Mo Yao is better for breaking up obstruction.
  3. This is the resin of the Boswellia Carteri (olive) tree.
  4. This herb is very useful for treating damaged tissues with swelling and pain.
  5. This herb is also used as incense and as a deodorant.
  6. Some sources say that this herb controls bleeding.
  7. Both Ru Xiang and Myrrh Mo Yao invigorate the Blood, disperse Stasis, stop pain, reduce swelling and generate flesh. Ru Xiang is warm, piercingly aromatic, powerfully stops pain, acts more on Qi, more powerfully invigorates the Blood and relaxes the sinews. Mo Yao is neutral, bitter, powerfully breaks up Stagnation, drains, disperses Blood and acts more on the Blood.
  8. Unprepared Frankincense Sheng Ru Xian is generally used externally.
  9. Vinegar-prepared Frankincense Zhi Ru Xiang is easier on the digestion , has a better taste, is better able to invigorate the Blood, stop pain, restrain and inhibit and generate flesh. It acts on the Liver channel in particular and is frequently used to treat pain in the chest and flanks, mobile and fixed abdominal masses, dysmenorrhea and amenorrhea.