Ginger relieves the nausea and vomiting associated with motion or seasickness. It’s favoured among herbalists as a digestive aid, as it soothes digestive spasms and colicky tummies and helps to settle indigestion. Ginger has also long been used to help relieve coughs and colds. This multi-purpose root has been used in cooking and healing since the dawn of time.
Ginger has a long history
For thousands of years it has been used for its profound medicinal benefits. Ginger is revered as a digestive aid that helps to relieve indigestion and diarrhea, as well as nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness.
Science has shown that gingerol, the main active constituent that gives Ginger its spicy taste, acts by helping to relax the muscles of the digestive system to relieve gas and bloating and soothe the spasms that can cause stomach discomfort. Gingerol has also been found to have anti-inflammatory effects. In a number of studies comparing Ginger to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as acetylsalicylic acid and ibuprofen, scientists have found that Ginger has the same effect as NSAIDs in blocking inflammatory molecules and easing joint aches and pain.
The dark days of winter combined with the stress of cold weather, dry air and seasonal travel can make winter-time the peak season for colds and flu’s. Ginger has been shown in a number of animal studies to boost various immune responses and guard against infections because of its potent antimicrobial properties. And, if you already happen to be sick, Ginger may be used as a remedy for relieving a sore throat and nagging cough – it’s been used in Traditional Herbal Medicine to handle even the toughest bronchitis symptoms.
Ginger may even be good for your entire cardiovascular system. It has well-established antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which can help to protect the lining of blood vessels. Preliminary studies have shown that Ginger may also reduce the “stickiness” of blood platelets and the ability of cholesterol to block arteries. It may therefore play a role in reducing the overall risk of heart disease.
The therapeutic value of Ginger is second to none and is safe for kids age 6 and older.
Used in Herbal Medicine to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness.
*Ginger Rhizome (Zingiber officinale), alcohol & water.
5 – 30 drops 3 times daily.
Caution: Avoid in pregnancy. Keep out of reach of children. Store at room temperature.