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fragrant; incense; (of food) savory; appetizing; sweet; scented; popular
to stop; prohibit; till ache; pain; sorrow pill
simp. and trad.




  1. A dark brown pill used in traditional Chinese medicine "to regulate the flow of qi and alliviate mental depression, to dispel cold and relieve pain in the treatment of stagnation of qi and cold in the stomach, distension over the hypochondrium, a stabbing pain in stomach or abdomen".

The ingredients of Shixiang Zhitong pills include:

Name Chinese (S) Grams
Rhizoma Cyperi (stir-baked with vinegar) 香附 (醋炒) 160
Radix Linderae 乌药 80
Lignum Santali Albi 檀香 40
Rhizoma Corydalis (stir-baked with vinegar) 延胡索 (醋炒) 80
Fructus Citri 香橼 80
Pollen Typhae 蒲黄 40
Lignum Aquilariae Resinatum 沉香 10
Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis (stir-baked with ginger juice) 厚朴(姜汁炒) 80
Herba Lysimachiae Foenum-graeci 灵香草 80
Lignum Dalbergiae Odoriferae 降香 40
Flos Caryophylli 丁香 10
Faeces Trogopterori (stir-baked with vinegar) 五灵脂 (醋炒) 80
Radix Aucklandiae 木香 40
Fructus Amomi 砂仁 10
Myrrha (Commiphora myrrha) (stir-baked with vinegar) 没药 (醋炒) 40
Radix et Rhizoma Rhei 大黄 80
Rhizoma et Radix Anisochili 排草 10
Rhizoma Alpiniae Officinarum 高良姜 6


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