Pao Jiang

Pao Jiang

Pao Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis Praeparata) is sourced from the dried rhizome of Zingiber officinale (Willed.) Rosc., family Zingiberaceae. After drying, it is cut into pieces and stir-baked with a strong fire until the surface becomes burnt-yellow.

Category: Haemostatic / Blood Regulating.

Common Name: Quick-Fried Ginger Root.

Channels Entered: Liver and Spleen.

Properties and Functions: Pao Jiang is bitter and astringent in flavour, and warm in nature. It warms the channels to stop bleeding and warms the middle jiao to relieve pain.

Indications: It is clinically indicated for Cold-deficiency type haematemesis, haematochezia and metrorrhagia. Additionally, it is used for abdominal pain and diarrhoea of Cold-deficiency type and also postpartum deficiency of blood and Cold stagnation. It is more effective in treating lower abdominal pain than Gan Jiang.

Dosage: 3 – 10g

Cautions and Contra-Indications: None.