Chen Xiang


Chen Xiang in TCM:

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

English Name: aquilaria, Chinese eaglewood
Pharmacuetical Name: Lignum Aquilariae Resinatum
Properties: acrid, bitter, warm, aromatic

Temperature: warm

Channels: ST, SP, KD

Flavors: aromatic, bitter, pungent

Special Properties:
circulates qi, disperses cold

Actions / Indications:
  • Moves qi; alleviates pain (pain, feeling of pressure in epigastrium or abdomen, qi stagnation with distension; especially useful when due to cold from deficiency)
  • Warms the middle, stops vomiting ( belching,vomiting, or hiccups due to deficiency cold of Spleen and Stomach)
  • Aids kidney to grasp qi; soothes asthma (asthma; wheezing due to Kidney deficiency)

    Special Notes:
  • Compare with other herbs that are aromatic and move qi: Jiang Xiang, Tan Xiang
  • Marked results for asthma and wheezing at 1.5g Chen Xiang combined with 3g Ce Bai Ye given once daily before bedtime.

  • (cc: qi deficiency)
  • (cc: yin deficiency with heat signs)