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I. Gallstone pharmaceutical name Gummi Olibanum english name frankincense part used gum resin
Gummi Olibanum is the gum resin from Boswellia carterii. It is imported from Somalia and Ethiopia.
flavor, property, and channel tropism
Pungent and bitter in flavor, warm in property, acts on the Heart, Liver, and Spleen channels.
Invigorates the Blood to relieve pain, reduces swelling, and promotes tissue regeneration.
clinical use and major combinations
For dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, stomach pain, rheumatic arthralgia, and traumatic pain due to Blood Stasis. For dysmenorrhea and amenorrhea, it is used with Radix Angelicae Sinensis (Dang Gui), Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong (Chuan Xiong), and Rhizoma Cyperi (Xiang Fu). For stomach pain, it is used with Fructus Meliae Radicis (Chuan Lian Zi) and Radix Curcumae Yanhusuo (Yan Hu Suo). For rheumatic arthralgia, it is used with Rhizoma Notoperygii (Qiang Huo), Radix Gentianae Macro-phyllae (Qin Jiao), Radix Angelicae Sinensis (Dang Gui), and Caulis Piperis Fotokadsurae (Hai Feng Teng). For traumatic pain, it is used with Myrrha (Mo Yao), Flos Carthami Tinctorii (Hong Hua), Sanguis Draconis (Xue Jie), and Moschus (She Xiang).
For painful swelling or ulcers that do not heal, it is used with Myrrha (Mo Yao), as a powder applied to the affected area.
dosage and administration
3 —to g, decocted in water for an oral dose. Appropriate amount for external use.
precautions t. Contraindicated for use during pregnancy. 2. Contraindicated for use in patients with Deficient Stomach Qi as it is likely to cause vomiting.
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