Ru Xiang - Invigorate Blood and Relieve Pain
(HT, LV, SP) - 3-9g

Ru Xiang - Roo's Young, the young Kangaroos
The young kangaroos were SO energetic and would run in circles causing much pain to the zoo keeper who was never able to relax his sinews. What's worse - he often got swelling bruises and flesh wounds from handling the Young Roos!.

When the pregnant (cc: pregnancy) mother was hungry (cc: SP def) she was especially dangerous.

English Name: mastic, frankincense, olibanum
Pharmacuetical Name: Gummi Olibanum
Properties: acrid, bitter, warm

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
SO energetic.... run in circles... painful... relax his sinews promotes Qi movement; Invigorates blood; relieves pain; relaxes sinews
swelling... flesh wounds reduces swelling; promotes flesh generation


      Ru Xiang Actions and Indications
  • Invigorates blood, promotes qi movement, relieves pain; relaxes sinews (chest, stomach, epigastric and abdominal pain due to qi and blood stagnation; pain and swelling due to trauma; amenorrhea or dysmenorrhea due to blood stasis)
  • Reduces swelling; promotes flesh generation (skin lesions, ulcerations, use topically as an ointment or powder for chronic non-healing sores, carbuncles, bi syndrome, trauma. Take internally for early stage carbuncles, sores, swelling, boils, intestinal and breast abcesses)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: SP deficiency)
    Special Notes:
  • Compare Ru Xiang to Mo Yao, which has a very similar function. Ru Xiang is stronger to relax tendons and is often used to treat bi syndrome.

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