|Gan Jiang - Warm Interior and Expel Cold
SP, ST, LU, HT (3-12g)
Gan Jiang (Gan Jiang is Fried Ginger)
"Oh Mr. Frodo, Mrs. Ginger was fried this
morning when she turned up pregnant (cc: pregnancy)
but I can't stop thinking about her! She sure warmed
my middle jiao, but ever since then she locked
me out in the cold my Yang qi is devastated!
I guess I should be careful because she's hot blooded (cc:
hot reckless blood), but golly Mr. Frodo I don't know what's the
big deal. I think I'll go to the swamp and
smoke some pipe weed since I can't sleep (cc:
yin deficiency with heat signs). Good night Mr. Frodo, and thanks
fer listenin' to an old bother sport like me!"
English Name: dried ginger
Pharmacuetical Name: Rhizoma Zingiberis
Properties: acrid, hot
Explanation of Key Words in this story...
| warms my middle jiao... lock me out in the
||warms middle jiao; expels cold
| locked me out in the cold... yang qi is devastated
||expels cold; restores devastated yang qi
|swamp... pipe weed
||transforms phlegm; warms LU
Gan Jiang Actions and Indications
- Warms middle jiao; expels cold (epigastric and abdominal
pain, vomiting, diarrhea due to excess external cold or cold due to
SP yang deficiency)
- Restores devastated yang; expels cold (yang collapse
with very weak pulse and cold limbs)
- Warms Lung; transforms phlegm (Lung cold with cough,
asthma, thin watery white sputum)
- (cc: pregnancy)
- (cc: yin deficiency with heat signs)
- (cc: reckless movement of hot blood)
- "Without gan jiang, fu zi is not hot" (refers
to mutual accentuation). "Gan Jiang stays and Fu Zi walks".
- Compare Gan Jiang with Sheng Jiang,
and Pao Jiang have similar yet different
- Gan Jiang warms SP and LU while Fu
Zi warms HT yang, SP yang, and KD yang.
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