Ginger (fresh)


Ginger (fresh) in TCM:

Explore the properties of Ginger (fresh) according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

Temperature: hot

Channels: LU, LI, ST, SP, HT, SI, UB

Flavors: sweet, pungent

Special Properties:
circulates qi, disperses cold, disperses wind, resolves phlegm

In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) fresh Ginger is known for its ability to promote qi circulation, disperse cold, expel wind, and resolve phlegm. It is specifically good for wind-cold.

In general the ancient Chinese medical texts cite that it enters the Lung, Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Small Intestine, Large Intestine, and Urine Bladder. The flavor of fresh Ginger is sweet and acrid, and it is considered to be hot in temperature. Take special care when consuming hot or cold foods as its important to keep a temperature netural diet to prevent disharmony from developing.

Fresh ginger is a commonly used herb in traditional Chinese medicine. See also Chinese Herbs: Sheng Jiang