Saussurea ( 木香 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Saussureae seu Vladimiriae
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
Spleen, Stomach, Large Intestine, Gallbladder, Liver
This herb is used in formulas to treat symptoms such as abdominal and chest pains, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (or urge to defecate with no results, often with spasm), bronchial asthma, weak digestion, and bloating (TCM: stagnation); also used to treat jaundice, and infections in the bronchial, vaginal, and intestinal areas.
Traditional Usages and Functions
Moves Qi and alleviates pain; adjusts and regulates Stagnant Qi in Intestines; strengthens Spleen and prevents stagnation.
Common Formulas Used In
Ginseng and Longan; Rhubarb and Scutellaria; Tang Gui and Indigo.
Cautions in Use
Do not use where there is deficient Yin or depleted fluids.