Chinese Herb: Chen Xiang (Aloeswood, Aquilaria), Lignum Aquilariae Agallochae

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Chinese Herb: Chen Xiang (Aloeswood, Aquilaria), Lignum Aquilariae Agallochae

Herb 2 of 19 in Herbs that Regulate the Qi

Warm Chen Xiang (Lignum Aquilariae Agallochae)
Channels:
KI, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Lignum Aquilariae Agallochae
Chinese:
沉香
Tone Marks:
chén xiāng
Translation:
Sinking Fragrance

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Moves Qi and Relieves Pain
    Treats pain in the chest, epigastric and abdominal region. Used for feelings of distension in the chest and abdomen especially for problems due to cold from deficiency and Blood Stagnation
  • Directs Rebellious Qi downward, warms the middle
    Used for chronic nausea, vomiting, belching and wheezing due to cold and deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach.
  • Warms Kidneys to aid in Grasping Qi
    Treat asthma and wheezing due to Kidneys not Grasping Qi. Especially in cases where inhalation is more difficult that exhalation. Also treats coldness, soreness and weakness of the lower back and knees with a weak Kidney pulse, and spermatorrhea in men.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Use with caution in Yin deficiency with Fire patients
  • Use with caution in cases of Sunken Qi or organ prolapse

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • Allergic reactions are possible. Side effects of overdose include nausea, borborygmus, and diarrhea.
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 1-1.5 grams post decoction (Bensky)
  • 1-1.5 grams post decoction (Chen)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

The TCM information presented here has been referenced from numerous sources; including teachers, practitioners, class notes from Five Branches University, the following books, as well as other sources. If you have benefited from this information, please consider supporting the authors and their works by purchasing the books below.