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Ginger

Ginger (Zingiber officinalis) 

 

 

Description

Ginger is a very powerful stimulant and an exceptional antiseptic that provides beneficial support to the respiratory system. It provides the best support to circulatory and digestive systems. This is based on its medicinal and herbal properties that soothes strained muscles in the respiratory system. Ginger also soothes muscles especially after strenous workouts. It can be blended with sandalwood, ylang ylang, Geranium and citrus oil. The herb is known to have excellent therapeutic properties therefore, an essential aromatherapy product that offers instant relief to a wide range of digestive, respiratory and circulatory conditions.

Medicinal Uses

Ginger is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It has anti inflammatory properties that relieves inflammation in the joints. Additionally, it is known and valued for its amazing analgesic action that help in treatment of arthritis.

Ginger offers instant relieve to nausea during pregnancy, motion sickness and other underlying ailments.

It is also an excellent herb that helps to enhance the digestive health. It has immense ability to promote flow of bile, enhances appetite, it is an effective digestive stimulant and calms the stomach when upset.

Ginger is effective in the treatment of allergies including hay fever and allergic rhinitis

Relieves intestinal cramps from gas faster than many other herbal products in the market.

It is very effective in keeping cholesterol levels lower or under control.

Used in the treatment of respiratory infections. Ginger has a warming and expectorant action on the upper side of the respiratory tract. Therefore, it is effective in treating colds, influenza and asthma.

Aborts migraine headaches

Ginger also helps to reduce vomiting following chemotherapy treatment. 

Fresh ginger juice is excellent in treating first and second degree burns.

In women, ginger offers instant relieve to menstrual cramps and ovarian pain.

Enhances treatment of vericose veins. This is because it eliminates fibrin which is normally deposited on the tissue near the veins. Therefore, it reduces swelling or lump in the feet. It also prevents formation of trombus and prostaglandis in persons with vericose veins to relieve pain in the legs.

Ginger is known to make platelets less sticky. This is an incredible property and feature that helps to prevent blood clots. This is why medics and herbalists recommend ginger especially when under the use of anticoagulant drugs including aspirin. It enhances circulation of blood in the body and helps to prevent Raynaud's disease and cold extremities.

 Additionally, it enhances a healthy cardiovascular system to prevent heart disease and related conditions. It prevents abnormal clotting of blood.

Restores normal body temperatures in persons with hypothyroidism.

Dispells diziness based on its anti nausea action.

Treats possible pregnancy related issues including vomiting, fatigue, nausea and other pregnancy symptoms during the first trimester.

Dosage and Administration

Ginger is available in different varieties and is administered differently.

Fresh Ginger infusion: take ginger e2 to 3 centimeters in length per one cup of water

Infusion: take a teaspoonful of dry ginger per cup of water or 1:1 fresh and dry ginger extract. This can be 10 to 60 drops ginger in a little water.

For anti emetic effect, take 2 gms of ginger. This is equivalent to 3 to 4 capsules or ½ to 1 teaspoonful of ginger liquid extract.

Parts Used

Rhizome

Benefits

Ginger is quite beneficial because it helps to enhance proper blood circulation.

Prevents fever.

Helps to eliminate all digestive problems including travel sickness, diarrhea and difficulty in digestion. It soothes the digestive tract, relives flatulence and enhances proper digestion.

Offers instant relief to pain in the joints, pain caused by sprains, arthritis and aches.

It is also effective in enhancing poor memory. Boosts your confidence and courage.

Ginger also helps to treat respiratory problems including coughs, sore throats, tonsillitis and colds.

Enhances your digestive health and prevents possible problems

Apart from its medicinal uses, ginger is also used for culinary purposes. Young ginger rhizomes are always juicy. It can be added to a wide range of dishes including sea food, vegetarian recipes and stews for desired flavor.

It is rich in essential oils that enhances your general health. The oils include zingiberole, shogoal, borneol, cineole, starch, resin, mucilage, zingiberene and gingerol among others.

Side Effects

Ginger has no serious side effects. However, it is essential to use it in low quantities to prevent skin irritation.

 

 

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