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Nardostachyos Root and Rhizome

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Gan Song (Nardostachyos Root and Rhizome)

  1. Gan Song
  2. 甘松
  3. Radix et Rhizoma Nardostachyos

The Effect of Nardostachyos Root and Rhizome


Sweet, pungent, warm; spleen and stomach meridians entered.


Regulate qi and alleviate pain, soothe the spleen and invigorate stomach.


Stomachache, headache, hysteria, dermatophytosis, abdominal distension.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 3~6 g, or made into pill or powder. Proper dosage is for external application,
pounded into powder for applying or decocted for washing.


It is contraindicated in case of qi deficiency with blood-heat.