Fresh Ginger ( 生姜 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Zingiberis Officinalis

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Sheng Jiang

Common English Name

Fresh Ginger

Part of Plant Used

Root

Nature

Hot

Taste

Acrid

Meridians Entered

Lungs, Stomach, Spleen

Common Usages

This herb is primarily used in formulas to offset the toxic effects of other herbs and to prevent side effects of nausea and headaches that these may cause; also used to treat vomiting and the common cold (TCM: warms Middle Burner; adjusts Protective Qi; disperses exterior cold).

Traditional Usages and Functions

Releases exterior and disperses cold; warms Middle Burner and alleviates vomiting; disperses cold and alleviates coughing; reduces poisonous effects of other herbs; adjusts Nutritive and Protective Qi.

Common Formulas Used In

Agastache; Bupleurum and Dragon Bone; Bupleurum and Tang Guij Citrus and Pinellia; Clematis and Stephania; Ginseng and Astragalus; Ginseng and Longan; Major Six Herbs; Minor Bupleurum; Pueraria Combination; Qiang-Huo and Turmeric; Stephania and Astragalus.

Processing Required

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Remarks

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Cautions in Use

Do not use this herb where there is a Lung heat pattern or summer heat with vomiting.



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