Botanical Name: Olibanum

Ru Xiang

Ru Xiang

Category: Invigorate the Blood
Taste: Acrid, Bitter
Temperature: Warm
Channel Entered: Heart, Liver, Spleen

Dosage: 3-9g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Contraindicated in the absence of stasis and during pregnancy.
  • Use with caution in those with weak stomachs.
  • Should not be used long term.

Actions & Indications:

  • Invigorates the blood and promotes the movement of Qi: for traumatic pain due to blood stasis, as well as the early stages of carbuncles, sore, swellings, and pain. Also for chest, epigastric, or abdominal pain due to blood stasis.
  • Relaxes the sinews, invigorates the channels, and alleviates pain: for wind-damp painful obstruction, rigidity, and spasms.
  • Reduces swelling and generates flesh: applied topically as an ointment or powder to reduce swelling, generate flesh, alleviate pain, and promote healing of sores, carbuncles, and traumatic injury. Also for pain, redness, and swelling of the gums, mouth, and throat.