Costus Root (Muxiang)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Radix Aucklandiae seu Vladimiriae
|Botanical Name:||Aucklandia lappa Decne.
Vladimiria souliei (Franch.) Ling
|Common Name:||Aucklandia root
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The roots are dug in October and can be used raw or baked.
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent, bitter and warm|
|Meridian:||Spleen, stomach, large intestine, and gall bladder
|Functions:||To regulate qi in the spleen and stomach
To stop pain
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Qi stagnation in the spleen and stomach manifested as poor appetite, epigastric and abdominal distension and pain, borborygmus and diarrhea.
*Use with Poria (Fuling), Bitter orange (Zhiqiao) and Tangerine peel (Chenpi).
2. Damp-heat dysentery manifested as tenesmus and abdominal pain.
*Use with Rhubarb (Dahuang) and Areca (Binglang) in the formula Muxiang Binglang Wan.
|Cautions:||The raw herb is used for qi stagnation, and the baked herb is used for diarrhea.|