Ginger is such a staple at my house, especially in the colder months because of its warming capabilities. I cook with it, make tea, use the tincture and essential oil. Ginger essential oil is the best anti-nausea remedy for travel sickness and upset stomach. I always travel with ginger essential oil especially if I’m travelling by boat. I mix it with peppermint essential oil to balance the heat with the cooling of the peppermint which is a great anti-nausea in its own right. It is my favourite combination for travel.
Ginger is very popular in many culinary arts and is also used medicinally as a warming stimulant to treat all kinds of digestive and respiratory complaints. It treats colds, digestive upset, soothes the stomach and is especially good for cold conditions like chills, colds, flu, and poor circulation.
|Parts Used||Perennial – rhizome|
|Target Organs||circulatory, cardiovascular, digestion, liver, stomach, spleen, pancreas, reproductive|
|Common Uses||Digestion: stimulates appetite, relieves cramps, indigestion, ulcers, constipation/diarrhoea, liver congestion, motion/travel sickness, nausea, heartburn, gas
Circulation: warming, stimulating,
Cardiovascular: regulates blood pressure,
Respiratory Immune: fever, flu, colds,
|Properties||Antiemetic, anticonvulsant, antifungal, antihepatotoxic, anti-inflammatory(local, systemic) antioxidant, antirheumatic, antispasmodic(digestive) antithrombotic, antiulcerogenic, aperient, appetite stimulant, blood pressure normaliser, cardiac, warming carminative, cholagogue, circulatory stimulant, diaphoretic, stimulating expectorant, febrifuge, hypocholesterolemic, hypolipidemic, immune stimulant, nervine, pancreatic, rubefacient, stomachic, neural peripheral vasodilator, hot stimulant,|
|Constituents||Sesquiterpene: camphene -50% bisabolene,
Monoterpenes: zingiberene 20-30% pinene, limonene, phellandrene,
Monoterpene alcohols: >.5% gingerol, gingerone, zingebernol,
|Cautions||mild remedy: Hot stimulant|
|Dosage||Tincture: 5-10% in formulations
Tea: 2 tsp. Grated fresh steep 10 min