Last modified on 22 December 2014, at 03:56



musk deer
fragrant; incense; (of food) savory; appetizing; sweet; scented; popular
to defend; to protect; to insure or guarantee; to maintain; hold or keep; to guard
heart; mind pill
simp. and trad.




  1. A blackish-brown pill used in traditional Chinese medicine "to remove obstruction in the blood vessels by means of aromatics, to replenish qi, and to strengthen the heart in the treatment of angina pectoris and sensations of suffocation in the chest due to myocardial ischemia, and myocardial infarction".

Shexiang Baoxin pills have the following ingredients:

Name Chinese (S)
Moschus 麝香
Ginseng 人参
Calculus Bovis 牛黄
Cortex Cinnamomi 桂皮
Styrax 苏合香
Venenum Bufonis 蟾酥
Borneolum Syntheticum 冰片


  • State Pharmacopoeia Commission of the PRC (2005). "Pharmacopoeia of The People’s Republic of China (Volume I)". Chemical Industry Press. ISBN 7117069821.