Ningshen (Lift Mood and Calm Mind) Medical Incense


Herbs: Sandalwood, agarwood, curcuma root, myrrh, aged tangerine peel, clove. Unlike most incense on the market, ours is made from pure herbs and contain no synthetic fragrances, additives, or bamboo/charcoal stick underneath

Ningshen is a sacred incense recipe which prominently features sandalwood and agarwood, and then adds turmeric to help activate circulation and relieve depression. Myrrh is blended in to disperse blood stasis and heart pain. Chen Pi (aged tangerine peel) and clove are added for their fragrance. This traditional Chinese medicine incense recipe was developed to lift mood, calm a restless heart, and comfort the body and mind. It is suitable for everyone.

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.