Parts used: Root
Alterative, antacid, anti-inflammatory, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, rubefacient, sialagogue, stimlant
Calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, protein, sodium, vitamins A, B-complex and C
Ginger has been used medicinally for thousands of years. It is thought to have blood-thinning properties and the ability to lower blood cholesterol levels. It is a blood stimulant and cleansing herb. It is also used for respiratory problems such as colds, sore throats, bronchitis, congestion, headaches and pain. Ginger is also known to help with nausea, kidney problems, heart problems, fever, vomiting, cramps, and in herbal combinations to aid in the effectiveness of other herbs. It is well known for its medicinal properties.
Ginger is used for numerous ailments, including menstrual symptoms, inflammation, arthritis, high cholesterol, liver problems, gastrointestinal problems and motion sickness.
Researchers claim that there are two natural antibiotics found in Ginger. It has been found to inhibit the growth of bacteria. It has the ability to relieve dizziness and motion sickness, may help in preventing heart attacks, contains anti-inflammatory agents, and has shown significant improvement for those suffering with rheumatoid arthritis with pain relief, reduction in swelling and improved mobility.
Ginger is probably best known for its positive effect on the gastrointestinal system.