Chinese Herb: Ru Xiang (Frankincense Resin), Resina Olibani

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Chinese Herb: Ru Xiang (Frankincense Resin), Resina Olibani

Herb 18 of 34 in Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation

Warm Ru Xiang (Resina Olibani)
Channels:
HT, LIV, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Resina Olibani
Chinese:
乳香
Tone Marks:
rŭ xiāng
Translation:
Fragrant Milk

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Moves Blood and Qi, Relieves Pain, Relaxes the Sinews
    Commonly combined with Mo Yao for wide variety of painful conditions including amenorrhea, dysmenorrheal, stomach and epigastric pain, traumatic pain, carbuncles, sores, swellings, chest and abdominal pain. Also for Wind-Damp painful obstruction, rigidity and spasms.
  • Reduces Swelling and Generates Flesh
    External powder reduces swelling, relieves pain, generates flesh, enhances healing in skin lesions and ulcers, sores, carbuncles and traumatic injuries. For pain, redness and swelling of gums, mouth and throat.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy
  • Do not use in patients with sensitive stomachs, may cause vomiting and nausea
  • Do not use long term
  • Not for cases without stasis

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None Noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-9 grams in decoction (Bensky)
  • 3-10 grams in decoction (Chen)

Chinese Herb Combinations:

  1. Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
  2. Mo Yao (Resina Myrrhae)
  3. Ru Xiang (Resina Olibani)
  4. Zi Ran Tong (Pyritum)
Combined Indications:
  • Strains and Fractures

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.