Herbs: Sichuan lovage root, turmeric, peony root, Jingjie (Chinese catnip), myrrh, patchouli, frankincense. Unlike most incense on the market, ours is made from pure herbs and contain no synthetic fragrances, additives, or bamboo/charcoal stick underneath
Changle Weiyang uses Sichuan lovage root as the leading herb to promote qi and blood, supplemented by turmeric, peony root to clear the heart, cool the blood, and relieve low spirits; it is also refined with medicinal herbs including Chinese catnip, myrrh, rugosa, frankincense and other ingredients. Xun relieves stagnant Qi, and cools and stimulates circulation.
For tension headaches or bloating, burn this incense and then massage the Feng Chi acupoint (GB20) at the base of the skull to relieve discomfort.
Modern medicine often considers medicine as a substance to be swallowed. However, since ancient times, both in Eastern and Western medicine, medical recipes were not only decoctions to be taken directly orally--patients also improved their condition by the intake of the fragrance of medicine. This method was referred to as "taking qi" in traditional Chinese medical terms. Western historical sources also illuminated that European medical incense ingredients sometimes overlapped with traditional Chinese medical incense ingredients, with herbs such as myrrh, styrax, frankincense, and spikenard appearing both in the West and East, as seen in the Codex Sangallensis, a 9th century collection of medical texts housed in St. Gallen, Switzerland, which include incense among its medical recipes.