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Gan Jiang


Also Known As:

African Ginger, Black Ginger, Cochin Ginger, Gingembre, Ginger Root, Imber, Jamaica Ginger, Race Ginger, Zingiber officinalis, Zingiberis rhizoma. Zingiber officinale.
Family: Zingiberaceae.




Gan Jiang              Properties: PUNGENT  - HOT                                Dosage: 3 – 12g.

Dried Ginger                   Meridian: HEART, LUNG, SPLEEN, STOMACH

Root                  -restores devastated yang – expel interior cold – Yang Qi deficient cold    

                         -spleen & stomach excess cold

                            -warms lungs and transforms phlegm - warms middle jiao

                        -warms channels – stops bleeding (Pao Jiang)



Other Used For:

Orally, Sheng Jiang is used for motion sickness, morning sickness, colic, dyspepsia, flatulence, chemotherapy-induced nausea, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, loss of appetite, post-surgical nausea and vomiting, migraine headache, and for discontinuing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drug therapy. It is also used orally for anorexia, upper respiratory tract infections, cough, bronchitis, and as a galactagogue.
Topically, the fresh juice of ginger is used for treating thermal burns. The essential oil of ginger is used topically as an analgesic.
Also in Chinese Medicine, Sheng Jiang is used as a diaphoretic, diuretic, and stimulant. Sheng Jiang is also used in Chinese Medicine for treating stomachache, diarrhea, nausea, cholera, and bleeding. Fresh ginger is used orally for treating acute bacterial dysentery, baldness, malaria, orchitis, poisonous snake bites, rheumatism, and toothaches.
Foods and Beverages, ginger is used as a flavoring agent.
Manufacturing, ginger is used as a fragrance component in soaps and cosmetics. The oleoresin of ginger is also used as an ingredient in digestive, laxative, antitussive, antiflatulent, and antacid preparations.



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