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Ru Xiang Frankincense - Chinese Herbal Medicine


Ru Xiang Names

  • English Name: Frankincense
  • Pinyin Name: Ru Xiang

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Ru Xiang Cautions


Ru Xiang Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Invigorate blood, dispel blood stasis, alleviate pain - trauma, carbuncles and swellings, chest and/or abdominal pain.
  • Relax the sinews, invigorates the channels, alleviates pain - bi syndromes, rigidity, spasms.
  • Reduces swellings, generates flesh - topically for sores, carbuncles, traumatic injury.


Ru Xiang Dosage and Prep Notes

  • Dosage: 3-9g




Ru Xiang Appears In 5 Formulas

Die Da Wan

  • Trauma Healing Pill
  • Useful for many types of traumatic injuries, broken bones, sprains, fractures, etc. anywhere in the body.  Also useful for fixed abdominal masses, ulcerations, sciatica, arthritis, pelvic inflammatory disease and angina among others.

    In the case of traumatic injury the tongue and pulse may hold less clinical significance, for other conditions the Pulse may be wiry and the Tongue may be darker or show darkness in specific areas.

  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood from Traumatic Injury

Jin Gu Die Da Wan

Te Xiao Jing Zhui Tong Wan

Xian Fang Huo Ming Yin Wan

  • Immortals Formula For Sustaining Life
    • Generally for short-term use with early stage heat toxins - sores, carbuncles, boils, styes, acne.  Swollen and painful skin lesions with other heat signs (chills/fever). 
    • Breast abscesses, mastitis.
    • Uses for rheumatoid arthritis and/or psoriasis with the right underlying diagnosis.
    • Internal abscesses from blood stasis.
  • Clear Heat
  • Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity
  • Cautions
    • Generally not for long-term use.
    • Use with caution with spleen qi deficiency.
    • Avoid with yin fire.

Xiao Huo Luo Wan




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