Pinyin: gan jiang
ENGLISH NAME: Rhizome Zingi
LATIN NAME: Zingiberis Rhizoma
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
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