|Botanical Name:||Commiphora myrrha Engl.|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Kaibao Bencao|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||After the stem is cut, the gum-resin is gathered and then carbonized.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter and neutral|
|Meridian:||Heart, liver and spleen|
|Functions:||To invigorate blood and stop pain
To reduce swelling and promote healing
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Pains caused by blood stagnation:
*Use with Chinese angelica root (Danggui), Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) and Cyperus tuber (Xiangfu).
b) Stomach pain.
*Use with Sichuan chinaberry (Chuanlianzi) and Corydalis tuber (Yanhusuo).
c) General pain or joint pain due to invasion of wind-cold-damp.
*Use with Notopterygium root (Qianghuo), Futokadsura stem (Haifengteng), Large-leaf gentian root (Qinjiao), Chinese angelica root (Danggui) and Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) in the formula Juanbi Tang.
d) Pains caused by external injuries.
*Use with Myrrh (Moyao), Dragon’s blood (Xuejie) and Safflower (Honghua) in the formula Qili San.
e) Pain from carbuncles and furuncles with swelling.
*Use with Myrrh (Moyao), Red peony (Chishao) and Honeysuckle flower (Jinyinhua) in the formula Xianfang Huoming Yin.
2. Boils and ulcers.
*The powders of Frankincense (Ruxiang) and Myrrh (Moyao) are used externally. The combination is called Haifu San.
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated during pregnancy.|