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Study on the "Moschus substitute for Aquilariae Resinatum Lignum or Aucklandiae Radix" of Gongjin-Dan In The Classic Literature.
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  • Journal title : Herbal Formula Science
  • Volume 23, Issue 2,  2015, pp.235-243
  • Publisher : The Korean Journal of Oriental Medical Prescription
  • DOI : 10.14374/HFS.2015.23.2.235
 Title & Authors
Study on the "Moschus substitute for Aquilariae Resinatum Lignum or Aucklandiae Radix" of Gongjin-Dan In The Classic Literature.
Lee, Min-Seok; Lee, Jong-Hoon; Yoon, Tae-Kwan; Lee, Jang-Cheon; Lee, Boo-Kyun;
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Objectives : The object of this paper is to seek and provide evidences for the possibilities of substitutional use of Aquilariae Resinatum Lignum and Aucklandiae Radix for Moschus as an ingredient of Gongjin-dan by clarifying the similarities and differences among these herbs in the classic literatures. Methods : We have found out the features of Moschus, Aquilariae Resinatum Lignum and Aucklandiae Radix by searching Qi, Flavor and Effect of each herb in 『Shennongbencaojing』, 『Zhengleibencao』, 『Bencaogangmu』, 『Dongeuibogam』, 『Bencaobeiyao』, 『Euijongsonik』 and 『Bangyakhappyeon』. And we have compared and analyzed the fomula of Gongjin-dan and other prescriptions in 『Beijiqianjinyaofang』, 『Shengjizonglu』, 『Shiyidexiaofang』, 『Dongeuibogam』, 『Euijongsonik』, 『Euibanghwaltu』 and 『Bangyakhappyeon』. Results : We could find out the similarities and differences in Qi, Flavor and Effect among Moschus, Aquilariae Resinatum Lignum and Aucklandiae Radix. And we could also find the examples of substitutional use of Aquilariae Resinatum Lignum as an ingredient of Gongjin-dan by comparing the formula of Gongjin-dan in the classic literatures as above. And in the other prescription, Aucklandiae Radix was also used instead of Moschus. Conclusions : All of three herbs have pungent in Flavor and warm in Qi. And these herbs also have similar effects in dispersing invading pathogenic factors and smoothening the flow of Qi. And according to 『Bencaobeiyao』, 『Euijongsonik』 and 『Bangyakhappyeon』, Aquilariae Resinatum Lignum and Aucklandiae Radix direct and regulate the Qi in common. The substitutional use of Aquilariae Resinatum Lignum and Aucklandiae Radix instead of Moschus in Gonjin-dan seems to be related to `the ascent of Water and descent of Fire` effect of Gongjin-dan.
Gongjin-Dan;Moschus;Aquilariae Resinatum Lignum;Aucklandiae Radix;
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