Ginger

 

Ginger

Ginger

Zingiber officinalis

Source: rhizome, which contains high levels of ginger oil.
Actions: anti-emetic (stops nausea), anti-inflammatory, warming, circulation stimulant, digestive tonic, antiseptic.
Therapeutic uses: travel sickness, morning sickness or nausea, indigestion, colds and flu, chilblains and arthritis. Also helps to lower blood pressure.
Typical preparation: eaten raw or cooked, infusion, capsules, ginger gum, liquid tincture,essential oil.
Contraindications: not to be taken by those suffering from peptic ulcers. The essential oil shouldn’t be taken internally without professional supervision. Long-term use in pregnancy isn’t recommended.