Gan Jiang
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Gan Jiang #1198

Name: Dried Ginger (幹薑)

Pinyin: Gan Jiang

Latin: Zingiberis, Rhizoma

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Warm the middle and dispel cold, restore yang and unblock meridians, warm lung and resolve retained fluid.

Heart, Lung, Spleen, Stomach, Kidney, Large Intestine

3-10g

 

Description:

It is one of the main herbs of warming middle energizer for its actions of warming the middle and dispersing cold, invigorating spleen and reinforcing yang and indicated for both excess and deficiency cold syndromes. For excess cold syndrome, it can be used singly or combined with other interior-warming herbs. It has the actions of warming lung to resolve retained fluid, warming spleen and regulating water metabolism. For cold-retained fluid accumulation in the lung manifested as cough and dyspnea, it is usually combined with Xi Xin and Wu Wei Zi, for instance they are used together in Ling Gan Wu Wei Jiang Xin Tang from Jin Kui Yao Lue.