Supplement: Alpinia (Gao Liang Jiang)

Supplement: Alpinia (Gao Liang Jiang)

Supplement: Alpinia (Gao Liang Jiang)

Alpinia

Alpinia

Alpinia (Gao Liang Jiang)

Other Names:

Alpinia officinarum, Alpinie, Catarrh Root, China Root, Chinese Ginger, Colic Root, East India Catarrh Root, East India Root, Galanga, Galanga Camphré, Galanga Minceur, Galangal, Galangal Officinal, Galangal Root, Galgant, Gao Liang, Gao Liang Jiang, Gargaut, Gingembre Rouge, India Root, Languas officinarum, Lesser Galangal, Petit Galanga, Racine de Galanga, Radix Alpiniae Officinarum, Rasna, Rhizome Galangae.

Alpinia is a plant related to ginger. The horizontal underground stem (rhizome) is used to make medicine.

Alpinia is used to treat fever, muscle spasms, intestinal gas, and swelling (inflammation); to kill bacteria; and as a stimulant.

Alpinia contains chemicals that block certain steps in the swelling (inflammation) pathway.

Insufficient Evidence for:

Intestinal gas.
Infections.
Spasms.
Fever.
Swelling (inflammation).
Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of alpinia for these uses.

Alpinia is safe for most adults.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of alpinia during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Minor Interaction. Be watchful with this combination:

Antacids interacts with ALPINIA
Antacids are used to decrease stomach acid. Alpinia may increase stomach acid. By increasing stomach acid, alpinia might decrease the effectiveness of antacids.

Some antacids include calcium carbonate (Tums, others), dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate (Rolaids, others), magaldrate (Riopan), magnesium sulfate (Bilagog), aluminum hydroxide (Amphojel), and others.

Medications that decrease stomach acid (H2-Blockers) interacts with ALPINIA
Alpinia might increase stomach acid. By increasing stomach acid, alpinia might decrease the effectiveness of some medications that decrease stomach acid, called H2-Blockers.

Some medications that decrease stomach acid include cimetidine (Tagamet), ranitidine (Zantac), nizatidine (Axid), and famotidine (Pepcid).

Medications that decrease stomach acid (Proton pump inhibitors) interacts with ALPINIA
Alpinia might increase stomach acid. By increasing stomach acid, alpinia might decrease the effectiveness of medications that are used to decrease stomach acid, called proton pump inhibitors.

Some medications that decrease stomach acid include omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), rabeprazole (Aciphex), pantoprazole (Protonix), and esomeprazole (Nexium).

 


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