|Botanical Name:||Liquidambar orientalis Mill.|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Mingyi Bielu|
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The resin, or balsam, from the trunk or bark is collected in autumn.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent and warm|
|Meridian:||Heart and spleen|
|Functions:||To open the orifices and clear the mind
To stop pain
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Sudden coma caused by qi stagnation or unconsciousness due to windstroke.
*Use with Musk (Shexiang), Cloves (Dingxiang) and Benzoin (Anxixiang) in the formula Suhexiang Wan.
2. Stifling sensation and pain in the chest.
*Use with Borneol (Bingpian), Sandalwood (Tanxiang) and Cloves (Dingxiang) in formulas such as Guanxin Suhexiang Wan and Su Bing Diwan.
|Dosage:||0.3-1 g (in pill form)|