Lingtai Magic (Insomnia, Worry, Restlessness) Medical Incense


Herbs: Poria cocos, Polygala, Acorus calamus, Schisandra chinensis, Coptis chinensis, Zizyphus spinosum, Pinellia ternata, Dannanxing, Pale bamboo leaves. Unlike most incense on the market, ours is made from pure herbs and contain no synthetic fragrances, additives, or bamboo/charcoal stick underneath.

Our newest incense! The herbal combination of the incense is formulated according to traditional medical prescriptions and comes from the Qian Jin Yao Prescription" by the 7th century physician Sun Simiao, known as the King of Medicine. Lingtai is an acupoint facing the heart and is the residence of the mind. It is also an important acupoint in the treatment of insomnia in traditional Chinese medicine. This incense formula treats insomnia, worry, and restlessness, so it is named Lingtai Magic Prescription.

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.