22 Dec Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
As well as being a very tasty addition to your cooking, ginger has been used for years as a medicinal remedy for many complaints. It is a digestion treatment, appetite stimulant, improves circulation and regulates hormones among many other important functions. Its active ingredients are Gingerols, which soothe the abdomen and relieve excess gas.
It is described in traditional Chinese medicine as acrid and warm.
How It May Benefit You…
- abdominal pain
- menstrual irregularity
- motion sickness
- morning sickness
- digestive disorders
- menstrual cramps
- colds, flu
- elevated cholesterol level
- high blood pressure. (Take internally.)
- first- and second-degree burns. (Apply externally.)
Heartburn may result from taking ginger. But there usually is no other noteworthy side effects.
WARNING: Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Ginger is available as fresh or dried root, liquid extract, tablets, capsules, or tea.