Eagle Wood (Chenxiang)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Lignum Aquilariae resinatum|
|Botanical Name:||Aquilaria agallocha Roxb.
Aquilaria sinensis (Lour.) Gilg
|Common Name:||Aquilaria, Eagle wood|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Mingyi Bielu|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The heartwood, or resinous wood, is dried in a shady place, then sawn into powder|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent, bitter and warm|
|Meridian:||Spleen, stomach and kidney|
|Functions:||To regulate qi and stop pain
To descend the perverse qi and stop vomiting
To strengthen the kidneys and stop asthma
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Cold and qi stagnation manifested as epigastric and abdominal distension and pain.
*Use with Lindera root (Wuyao) and Costus root (Muxiang).
2. Cold in the stomach manifested as belching and vomiting.
*Use with Cloves (Dingxiang) and Round cardamom seed (Baidoukou).
3. Asthma due to failure of the kidneys in receiving qi.
*Use with Prepared aconite root (Fuzi) and Cinnamon bark (Rougui).