Fresh Ginger ( 生姜 ) ...Chinese Herb...
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Part of Plant Used
Lungs, Stomach, Spleen
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.
Cautions in Use
Do not use this herb where there is a Lung heat pattern or summer heat with vomiting.
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