As well as being a very
tasty addition to your cooking, ginger has been used for years as a medicinal remedy for
many complaints. It is a digestion treatment, appetite stimulant, improves circulation and
regulates hormones among many other important functions. Its active ingredients are
Gingerols, which soothe the abdomen and relieve excess gas.
It is described in
traditional Chinese medicine as acrid and warm.
How It May Benefit
high blood pressure.
first- and second-degree
burns. (Apply externally.)
Heartburn may result from
taking ginger. But there usually is no other noteworthy side effects.
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Ginger is available as
fresh or dried root, liquid extract, tablets, capsules, or tea.