Rhizoma Zingiberis

 

Source
The dried rhizome of Zingiber officinale (Wilid.) Rosc., family Zingiberaceae. Prepared by cutting into piece, frying with sand to slightly black or brown-yellow and then soaking in water.

Characteristics
Irregular masses, unequal in size, surface brown-yellow to black-brown, somewhat swollen, light and brittle in texture. Bitter and acrid in taste, hot in nature, and attributive to spleen and liver channels.

Indication
1. Warm the meridian to stop bleeding: For hematemesis, hemafecia, hemoptysis and metrorrhagia of asthenia-cold type.
2. Warm the meridian to alleviate pain: For abdominal pain and postpartum abdominal pain of asthenia-cold type.

Administration Decoction: 3-6g.
Powder: 1-2g bid or tid.


   

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