The TCM herb "gao liang jiang" which in english is "galangal rhizome", is categorized within the "herbs that warm the interior and expel cold" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the spleen and stomach channels and exhibits acrid and hot (re) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, gao liang jiang is generally included in the following 1 formula:
Abnormal vaginal discharge - yellow or green colour, cottage-cheese like texture and foul smelling. Painful urination, burning, increased urgency/frequency. Yeast infection.
As noted above, gao liang jiang is within the herbs that warm the interior and expel cold functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
(truncated intro "... used to treat internal cold - either internally generated or from an opportunistic infection (opi). cold from deficiency patterns - cold limbs, fear of cold, pallid complexion, lack of thirst but desire for hot drinks, loose stools, white…)".
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