Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome)

Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome)

Herb 10 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

Warm Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Spicy, Warm
uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • 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).

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

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

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Dosage

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

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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