Ginger

GingerZingiber officinale

Part used: Rhizome

Energetics: Hot, drying and pungent

Actions: Anti-emetic, carminative, digestive stimulant, antidiarrhoeal, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, anodyne, analgesic, antioxidant, stimulating diaphoretic, stimulating expectorant, antimicrobial, circulatory stimulant, immunomodulatory

 

 

 

 

 

Indications:

  • Prophylaxis and treatment for nausea and vomiting for morning sickness in pregnancy, motion sickness, postoperative and drug induced nausea
  • Digestive disorders including nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia, colic, gastritis, lack of appetite, diarrhoea especially bacterial diarrhoeal conditions with cramping (cholera, dysentery, E. coli etc.) and gastrointestinal discomfort such as stomach cramping, bloating, indigestion, flatulence
  • Inflammation including joint pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
  • Migraines
  • To support mild feverish conditions such as colds and influenza
  • Relief of mild bronchitis and other conditions requiring expectoration
  • Ear infections
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Relief of dysmenorrhoea (due to stagnation) especially when it is improved by the
    application of heat or warm drinks
  • Conditions requiring improved peripheral circulation
  • Flavouring agent when added to formulations
  • Adjuvant. Add to formulations to promote the activity of the other herbs

Ginger has a long and widespread history of health-related benefits, since Ancient Sanskrit, Chinese, Greek, Roman, and Arabic times. It has impressive array of beneficial actions associated with its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties and other unique therapeutic compounds.

Ginger is versatile, easy to use and has an extensive list of health benefits including the treatment of nausea from motion sickness, post-surgery, chemotherapy and pregnancy [1]. It fights fungal infections, protects against stomach ulcers, eases menstrual pains, may inhibit cancer growth, regulate blood sugar, relieve joint and muscle pain, lower cholesterol levels, improve brain function, minimise neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s, block bacterial infections including urinary tract infections, pneumonia and bronchitis, ease inflammation, and promote proper digestion. [2] To the present day ginger remains one of the most used dietary condiments in the world.

Ginger is used in our Australian Outback Chai, Masala Chai, Chakra, Cleansing, Digestive, Energy, Golden Turmeric, Immune, Lemongrass & Ginger, Spicy Chai and Women’s Wellness Tea as well as Shine Dust, Soothe Dust, Spark Dust and Spirit Dust.