Pine Nodular Branch (Songjie)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Lignum Pini Nodi|
|Botanical Name:||Pinus tabulaeformis Carr.
Pinus massoniana Lamb.
|Common Name:||Knotty Pine Wood
Pine Nodular Branch
|Source of Earliest Record:||Mingyi Bielu|
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||Pine wood knots are collected and dried in either sun or shade. The knots are then soaked in water, cut into slices and dried in the sun again.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter and warm|
|Functions:||To dispel wind and dry dampness
To stop pain
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Wind-damp obstruction syndrome.
*Use with herbs that dispel wind and dampness. In acute arthritis with sever pain, soak the herb in wine for drinking.
2. External injury pain.
*Use with herbs that invigorate blood circulation, including Peach seed (Taoren), Safflower (Honghua), Frankincense (Ruxiang) and Myrrh (Moyao).