Benzoinum

 

Source
The resin of Styrcix tonkinensis (Pierre) Craib ex Hart, or S. hypoglauca Perk., family Styracaceae.

Characteristics
Irregular masses about 3-8 cm in size, or broken into small pieces. Surface orange-yellow and fracture surface milky white, becoming reddish brown after prolonged storage; with a waxy lustre. Fracture surface smooth and even. Softens and melts on heating. Aromatic in odour. Sand-feeling when chewed. Bitter and acrid in taste, mild in nature, and attributive to heart and spleen channels.

Indication
1. Wake patient from unconsciousness and eliminate phlegm: For coma of sthenic type, applicable to those of cold origin as well as heat origin, especially those with accumulation of phlegm.
2. Promote the circulation of vital energy and blood: For chest and abdominal pain due to stagnation of vital energy and blood. In addition, external use for promoting the healing of skin ulcers.

Pharmacological Action
Stimulating the mucosa of respiratory tract and increasing its secretion, and clinically applicable to bronchitis.

Administration Pill or powder: 0.3-1.0g.
External use: Appropriate amount.


   

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