Galangal Rhizome (Gaoliangjiang)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Rhizome Alpinia officinarum|
|Botanical Name:||Alpinia officinarum Hance|
|Common Name:||Galangal rhizome
|Source of Earliest Record:||Mingyi Bencao|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The four to six year old rhizomes are dug in the late summer or at the beginning of autumn. After the fibrous roots have been removed, the rhizomes are cut into pieces and dried in the sun.|
|Meridian:||Spleen and stomach|
|Functions:||To warm the spleen and stomach and stop pain|
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Cold and qi stagnation manifested as epigastric and abdominal pain.
*Use with Cyperus tuber (Xiangfu) in the formula Liang Fu Wan.
2. Cold in the stomach manifested as vomiting.
*Use with Pinellia tuber (Banxia) and Fresh ginger (Shengjiang).