Su Mu


Su Mu in TCM:

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

English Name: sappan wood
Pharmaceutical Name: Lignum Sappan
Properties: sweet, salty, slightly acrid, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: HT, LV

Flavors: sweet, salty, pungent

Special Properties:
circulates blood, reduces swelling

Actions / Indications:
  • Invigorates Blood; relieves stasis; reduces swelling; alleviates pain (enters blood level to help with traumatic injuries, fractures, contusions, sprains; also for post-partum abdominal pain, dysmennorhea, amenorrhea: internal or external use)
  • (cc: pregnancy contraindicated)

    Special Notes:
  • Pharmacologically Su Mu is an anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular, CNS suppressant, antineoplastic, and antibiotic.