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Sheng 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.




Sheng Jiang       Properties: PUNGENT  - WARM                                      Dosage: 3 – 9g.

Fresh Ginger Rhizome    Meridian: LUNG, SPLEEN, STOMACH

                  -release exterior, disperse cold in middle jiao – vomiting

                  -disperse cold phlegm in lung – chronic and acute cough

                  -reduce toxicity of other herbs or treating overdoses

                  -adjusts ying and wei Qi for sweating without improvement


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.


Other Types Of Ginger:

Chinese Wild Ginger

Dried Ginger








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