Source Dried Ginger Rhizome is the rhizome of Zingiber officinale (Wilid) Rose., (Fam. Zingiberaceae.)
Producing Areas Sichuan, Guizhou, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hubei and Fujian, etc.
Properties Spicy, Hot
Channels Spleen, Stomach, Kidney, Heart, Lung
- Dispels cold and warms the middle jiao (or middle-energiser)
For deficiency-cold of the middle jiao with cold pain in the lower abdomen, and diarrhoea of cold type, vomiting.
- Recuperates the depleted yang and dredges the channels
For yang-exhaustion syndrome.
- Warms the lung and resolves phlegm
For cold accumulation in the lung with cough and dyspnea, coldness in the body and profuse thin sputum.
- Arrests bleeding due to cold syndrome
Warms the meridians to treat hemorrhage of deficient cold syndrome, including hematemesis, epistaxis, hematochezia, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis with symptoms of cold palms and sores, and sallow complexion.
Usage and Dosage
3-10 g is used in decoction for oral use, or in pills or powder
Contraindicated for the patient with heat due to yin-deficiency and excessive blood-heat.
Keep in a dry place and protect from moths.
Description of Quality Herb
The good one is compact, strongly aromatic, with yellowish and powdery core.