Saussurea ( 木香 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Saussureae seu Vladimiriae
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.
Usages and Functions
Moves Qi and alleviates pain; adjusts and regulates Stagnant Qi in Intestines;
strengthens Spleen and prevents stagnation.
Formulas Used In
Ginseng and Longan; Rhubarb and Scutellaria; Tang Gui and Indigo.
Do not use where there is deficient Yin or depleted fluids.