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Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens
Zingiber officinale Willd. Rosc
Source of Earliest Record
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations
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.
Properties & Taste
Pungent and warm
Lung, spleen and stomach
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 & Combinations
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).
Cautions & Contraindications
This herb is contraindicated in yin deficiency with excessive heat in the interior.
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