Pungent, bitter and warm
Spleen, stomach, larger intestine and gall bladder
1. To regulate qi in the spleen and stomach; 2. To stop pain
1. Qi stagnation in the spleen and stomach manifested as poor appetite, epigastric and abdominal distension and pain, borborygmus and Diarrhea. Costus root (Mu Xiang) is used with Poria (Fulling), Bitter orange (Zhiqiao) and Tangerine peel (Chen Pi).2. Damp-heat dysentery manifested as tenesmus and abdominal pain. Costus root (Muxiang) is used with Rhubarb (Dahung) and Areca seed (Bing Lang) in the formula Muxiang Binglang Wan.
The raw herb is used for qi stagnation, and the baked herb is used for diarrhea.