Lignum Santali Albi


The heart wood of Santalum album L., family Santaiaceae.

The sample prepared as curled pieces, varying in size, 0.5-1.0 rnm thick, grey-yellow, smooth, fine and dense, with longitudinal cracks sometimes, and knife-cutting scars. Hard in texture. Aromatic in odour, especially when bumt. Acrid in taste, warm in nature, and attributive to spleen, stomach, lung and heart channels.

Activate vital energy circulation and alleviate pain, expel cold, increase appetite and ease the chest: For stagnation of vital energy and cold with fullness and pain in the chest, regurgitation and hiccup.

Pharmacological Action
Intravenous injection of its infusion exerts a negative inotropic effect on frogs heart in vivo and can relieve the arrhythmias induced by Decoction for Treating Yang Exhaustion (containing Radix Aconiti) or by Cbrtex Acanthopanacis Radicis.

Administration Decoction: 2-5g.


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