Pinyin: gan jiang

ENGLISH NAME: Rhizome Zingi

LATIN NAME: Zingiberis Rhizoma

Pinyin: gan jiang

Properties: acrid, hot
Channels Entered: Heart, Lung, Spleen, Stomach

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

1. Warms the Middle Jiao
2. Restores Depleted Yang
3. W arms the Lung, Dissolves Phlegm
4. W arms the Channels, Stops Bleeding
5. Dispels Cold and Dampness

DOSAGE
3 to 10 grams in decoction.

CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS

Gan Jiang is contraindicated in cases of interior heat with yin deficiency, or heat in the blood.
Use Gan Jiang with caution during pregnancy as large quantities may have an abortifacient effect. 1