Chinese Herb: Tan Xiang (Sandalwood (Heartwood)), Lignum Santali Albi
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Chinese Herb: Tan Xiang (Sandalwood (Heartwood)), Lignum Santali Albi

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Herbs that Regulate the Qi

Warm Tan Xiang (Lignum Santali Albi)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Lignum Santali Albi
Chinese:
檀香
Tone Marks:
tán xiāng

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Moves Qi and Harmonize Stomach
    Used for abdominal pain, epigastric pain, vomiting of clear fluids, poor appetite, hiccups, nausea in the chest and throat region, and belching.
  • Disperses Cold and Relieves Pain
    Relieves constricting chest pain, angina, dyspnea, and feelings of chest oppression. Also treats cold and pain in the abdomen and epigastric region

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use on patients with Fire or Yin Deficiency Heat
  • Do not use during vomiting due to heat
  • Use with caution during pregnancy due to possible abortifacient effect

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None Noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 1-3 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 2-5 grams in decoction (Bensky)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

This herb is considered endangered, toxic, or is illegal in the United States

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