Wuyang (Sinus Congestion) Medical Incense


Herbs: Cocklebur fruit, astragalus, solomonseal rhizome, magnolia flower, mugwort, 13 other medicinal herbs. Unlike most incense on the market, ours is made from pure herbs and contain no synthetic fragrances, additives, or bamboo/charcoal stick underneath

Based on an ancient herbal formula for sinus issues. The main ingredient, Cocklebur fruit, is an herb used to treat rhinitis and nasal sinusitis, prized for its ability to clear sinus congestion and disperse mucus. Additionally, magnolia flower bud is an anti-inflammatory herb used in Chinese medicine to treat sinus congestion and sinus headaches. 

Wuyang is also aimed at many problems caused by improper diet. Most people today eat raw, cold food which are believed to hinder digestion in traditional Chinese medicine. According to the Huangdi Neijing: "Consuming cold food will damage the lungs." After eating cold food or drinking cold beverages below 97 F, your body needs to utilize your own energy to warm up the stomach and surrounding organs to basal body temperature, a process that, repeated often over time, becomes detrimental to the five internal organs. Cocklebur fruit, which is pungent and warm to relieve the exterior, prevent wind and removes wind and dampness, astragalus nourishes the qi and strengthens the surface,  solomonseal rhizome nourishes the spleen and lungs.

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.