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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 220-224

Medical culture about Lignum Aquilariae Resinatum and its maritime silk road


Research Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine Literature and Culture, Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jinan, Shandong, China

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Zhenguo Wang
Research Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine Literature and Culture, Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jinan, Shandong
China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/CMAC.CMAC_20_20

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Initially, Chen Xiang (沉香 Lignum Aquilariae Resinatum) was exotic, but it has been playing an important role in the development of traditional Chinese culture and medicine. This article explores the reason for differences in the quality of ancient and modern Chen Xiang (沉香 Lignum Aquilariae Resinatum) by analyzing the essential factors including the prosperity and decline of Maritime Silk Road, the relocation of the producing area, and the process of aroma forming. Based on the development and application of Chen Xiang (沉香 Lignum Aquilariae Resinatum) in Chinese literature and art, traditional Chinese medicine, and folk life over the past 2000-odd years, this article puts contends that Chen Xiang (沉香 Lignum Aquilariae Resinatum), which is endowed with the connotation of Chinese culture and health, should assume its new role as the traditional Chinese medical and cultural carrier on the New Silk Road.


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