|Botanical Name:||Moschus berezovskii Flerov
Moschus sifanicus Przewalski
Moschus moschiferus L.
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The secretion is obtained from the naval musk gland of male musk deer. It is dried in the shade in winter or spring.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent and warm|
|Meridian:||Heart and spleen|
|Functions:||To open the orifices and clear the mind
To invigorate the blood and dispel nodules
To stop pain
To expel placenta labor
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Unconsciousness due to high fever.
*Use with Ox gallstone (Niuhuang) and Rhinoceros horn (Xijiao) in the formula Zhibao Dan.
2. Unconsciousness due to windstroke.
*Use with Storax (Suhexiang) and Cloves (Dingxiang) in the formula Suhexiang Wan.
3. Carbuncles, furuncles and swellings.
*Use with Frankincense (Ruxiang), Myrrh (Moyao) and Realgar (Xionghuang) in the formula Xingxiao Wan.
4. Sudden severe pain in the chest and abdominal region.
*Use with Costus root (Muxiang), Peach seed (Taoren) and herbs that invigorate the blood in a formula such as Shexiang Tang.
5. Swelling and pain caused by external injuries.
*Use with Sappan wood (Sumu), Myrrh (Moyao) and Safflower (Honghua) in the formula Bali San.
6. Dead fetus or placenta failing to be expelled.
*Use with Cinnamon bark (Rougui) in the formula Xiang Gui San.
|Dosage:||0.06-0.1 g (in pill form)|
|Cautions:||The substance must not be cooked. It is contradicted during pregnancy.|