Traditional Chinese Medicine - Sacred Lotus Arts Please Support
Chinese Medicine!
Chinese Herbs "The Heart rules the Blood"
Learn the Chinese Herbs!
TCM Herb Qualities
Tastes & Properties TCM Herb Explorer
General TCM Herbs
Drug Interactions Incompatible Herbs Toxic or Endangered Latin Name Notes

Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome)

Previous Herb in CategoryNext Herb in Category Herb 9 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

Warm Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Spicy, Warm
uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis
Tone Marks:
shēng jiāng


  • Releases the Exterior and Warms the Middle Jiao
    For exterior Wind-Cold, cold in the stomach causing vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal fullness with pain.
  • Disperses Lung Cold and Stops Cough
    For Wind-Cold cough or chronic Lung problems with thin, white phlegm.
  • Adjusts the Ying and the Wei levels
    For exterior deficiency when sweating does not improve the patient's condition.
  • Reduces Toxicity From Other Herbs
    For detoxifying or treating over dosage from other herbs, such as Radix Lateralis Aconiti Carmichaeli Praeparata (Fu Zi) and Rhizoma Pinelliae Ternatae (Ban Xia).

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use in cases of Lung Heat, Stomach Heat, or Yin Deficiency.

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.


  • 3-9 grams.
  • Part used: rhizome.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: