Pharmaceutical Latin: Styrax
Common English: Styrax
Rose Maloes Resin
Aromatic Substances that Open the Orifices
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Tincture: 0.2-1.5ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Opens the Orifices and penetrates turbidity (Phlegm)

Closed disorders (especially Cold disorders)

Phlegm Collapse

Epidemic toxic diseases

Opens up Stagnation, clears away filth and relieves pain

Stifling sensations, Cold fullness, and chest and abdominal pain

Coronary artery disease

Biliary colic

Topically for chilblain

  • Contraindicated for those with high fever with coma.
  • Contraindicated for those with spontaneous sweat.
  • Contraindicated when there is collapse.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with closed disorders due to eat.
  • Use caution during pregnancy.
  • Use with caution for patients taking anticoagulants such as heparin, warfarin (Coumadin) and enoxaparin (Lovenox) or antiplatelet drugs such as aspirin, dipyridamole (Persantine) and clopidogrel (Plavix) as concurrent use may have an additive or synergistic effect.

She Xiang
Flos Caryophylli
Ding Xiang
An Xi Xiang

Bing Pian
Ru Xiang
Lignum Santali Albi
Tan Xiang
(Rx. Aristolochiae)
(Qing Mu Xiang)

She Xiang

Sudden loss of consciousness and coma, chest pain, infantile convulsions, or seizures especially in cases with Phlegm and Qi Obstruction

Angina pectoris

Revives closed patterns of Wind-Stroke pr Phlegm collapse

Cramps and spasms in the channels due to miasmic Damp Qi of mountain mists

She Xiang
Bing Pian
Zhu Sha

Lignum Aquilariae Resinatum
Chen Xiang
Lignum Santali Albi
Tan Xiang
Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu
Flos Caryophylli
Ding Xiang

An Xi Xiang

Sudden unconsciousness or Cold-typw Closed disorders

Chest and abdominal pain

Penetrates turbidity around the Orifices, opens closed disorders and restores consciousness

  1. This herb is not as strong as Secretio Moschus She Xiang.
  2. This herb is especially effective for Wind-Stroke with collapse due to Phlegm.
  3. Both Su He Xiang and Moschus She Xiang are acrid, warm, aromatic, open the Orifices and awaken the Spirit. She Xiang is stronger at opening the Orifices, awakening the Spirit and unblocking the channels and collaterals to treat Qi and Blood Stagnation with swelling and pain. Su He Xiang more strongly clears away filth and expels Phlegm to treat turbid, filthy Qi and Wind-Stroke with overabundant Phlegm causing loss of consciousness.
  4. Both Su He Xiang and Benzoinum An Xi Xiang open orifices and treat loss of consciousness An Xi Xiang is similar in strength to Su He Xiang, but is not as warm, however it invigorates Blood, and is used to treat chest and abdominal pain and postpartum coma. Su He Xiang transforms Phlegm and clears away filth for Wind-Stroke and collapse due to Phlegm.
  5. Its fragrance is so penetrating that if it is rubbed on the palm of the hand and subsequently felt on the back of the hand, it is the real thing.
  6. It can be used topically for skin irritation, cracked skin, sores and wounds.