Fresh Ginger (Sheng Jiang)

生薑
Fresh ginger (Shengjiang)

Pharmaceutical Name: Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens

Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale Willd. Rosc

Common Name: Fresh ginger

Source of Earliest Record: Mingyi Bielu

Part Used: The rhizomes are dug from September to November. After the fibrous roots have been removed, the rhizomes are washed, cut into slices and pounded to extract the juice, or the skin is peeled off for usage.

Natural Properties & Taste: Pungent and warm

Meridians: Lung, spleen and stomach

Therapeutic Effects:
1. To promote diaphoresis and release the exterior.
2. To warm the spleen and stomach and alleviate vomiting.

3. To warm the lungs and alleviate cough.

Indications:
1. Wind-cold exterior syndrome manifested as chills, fever, headache and nasal obstruction. The herb is used to strengthen the diaphoretic function.

2. Vomiting due to cold in the stomach. Fresh ginger (Shengjiang) is often used with Pinellia tuber (Banxia). In vomiting due to heat in the stomach, Fresh ginger (Shengjiang) should be used with Bamboo shavings (Zhuru) and Coptis root (Huanglian).

Dosage: 3-10 g

Cautions & Contraindications: This herb is contraindicated in yin deficiency with excessive heat in the interior.

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