Xi Xin (Chinese Wild Ginger) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Name: Xi Xin
English Name: Chinese Wild Ginger

Clinical Usage and Indications

  • Supporting herb for exterior cold, useful when primary symptoms are head/body aches, particularly with dampness and/or KD Yang Deficiency
  • Dispels wind, disperses cold, alleviates pain
  • Transforms phlegm - wind-cold w/cough
  • Unblocks Qi - nasal congestion

Functional Groups (Click for Summary/Study Notes)

Dosage and Preparation Notes

  • Dosage: 1-3g

Channels/Meridians Influenced

Associated Temperature and Taste

Cautions and Contraindications

  • Avoid in Qi Deficiency w/profuse sweating
  • Avoid in yin deficient cough
  • Avoid in blood deficiency headaches

Staff Clinician Notes

There are no additional notes for this herb.

Herbal Formulas Which Include This Herb

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  • Wu Mei Wan

    Formula Functions...  

    Generally used with roundworms - abdominal pain, irritability, stifled chest w/heat, vomiting after eating, cold hands and/or feet.  Roundworms may be observed in vomit.

    Also has a broader application in chronic diarrhea, IBS, or other digestive disorders characterized by both heat and cold.  Symptoms may be chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain (often that is better w/heat).

    With parasites the tongue and pulse are less critical, with chronic conditions the Tongue may be red with a white coating.


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