Tan Xiang (Sandalwood (Heartwood))

Tan Xiang (Sandalwood (Heartwood))

Herb 14 of 19 in Herbs that Regulate the Qi

Warm Tan Xiang (Lignum Santali Albi)
Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Lignum Santali Albi
Tone Marks:
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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

References Used

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