Su He Xiang


Su He Xiang in TCM:

Explore the properties of Su He Xiang according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: styrax, storesin
Pharmaceutical Name: Styrax
Properties: acrid, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: SP, HT

Flavors: salty, pungent

Special Properties:
disperses cold, eliminates toxins, resolves phlegm, alleviates bi syndrome

Actions / Indications:
  • Opens the orifices, revives spirit (cold closed disorder: phlegm blockage of orifices; appropriate for all stroke victims with sudden unconsciousness, epidemic toxic diseases)
  • Disperse Turbidity, Relieves Pain (stifling sensations, qi/blood/cold or phelgm stagnation, coldness, fullness, cold and pain in the chest and abdomen, chest bi, modern use for coronary disease, angina pectoris)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: high fever and coma (with heat))

    Special Notes:
  • Su He Xiang and She Xiang are similar in that they both open orifice and awaken spirit. Su He Xiang is weaker to open orifice and is primarily used for cold type bi zheng. She Xiang is stronger to open orifice and is appropriate for both cold and hot type bi.