The resin obtained from the bark of Liquidambar orientalis Mill., family
Resin appearing as a thick, grey to grey-brown, semi-opaque fluid. Fine
and gelatinous in texture, heavier than water. Aromatic in odour. Acrid
and sweet in taste, warm in nature, and attributive to heart and spleen
Wake the patient from unconsciousness, eliminate filth, relieve stagnation
and eliminate phlegm: For coma of sthenic type, especially those due to
cold or stagnation of phlegm, for angina pectoris, used together with
Borneolum Syntheticum: for distention and cold pain of the chest and abdomen,
used together with Flos Caryophylli and Fructus Piperis Nigri.
1. Expectorant and antibacterial, applicable to various kinds of respiratory
2. Locally anti-inflammatory.
3. Promoting the healing of ulcer and wound.
Pill or powder: 0.3-1.0g.