|Ru Xiang - Invigorate Blood and Relieve
(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
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
- (cc: pregnancy)
- (cc: SP deficiency)
- 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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