Xi Xin (Chinese Wild Ginger) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

  • English Name:  Chinese Wild Ginger
  • Pinyin Name:  Xi Xin
  • 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 Grouping (See All)
  • Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold

  • Dosage and Preparation Notes
    • Dosage: 1-3g
    Channels/Meridians Influenced (See All)

     ◦ Lung ◦ Kidney

    Associated Temperature and Taste (See All)

     ◦ Warm (Wen) ◦ Acrid

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


    Herbal Formulas Which Include Xi Xin

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal formulas which contain Xi Xin (in alphabetical order). You May click on the name of the formula for more details or click on any of the products from our store to read usage information or to purchase a particular formula.

    TCM FormulaClinical Functions
    Wu Mei Wan

    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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    • We Mei Wan - Parasites, UC, and IBS herbal formula

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