Ginger

Zingiber officinale

Herbal Actions

  • Aromatic Digestive
  • Antiemetic
  • Analgesic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Cholagogue

Used For

  • Nausea (morning sickness & motion sickness)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Digestive stimulant and discomfort (IBS, constipation, vomiting, pain, bloating, wind, & reflux)
  • Migraines
  • Rheumatic conditions & muscular pain
  • Bronchitis

Avoid If...

You have gallstones or are taking anticoagulation medications (e.g. Warfarin)

References

  • Blumenthal, M., & Busse, W. R. (1998). Expanded Commission E Monographs. Austin, Texas : Boston : American Botanical Council

  • World Heath Organisation. (1999). WHO Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plants: Volume 1. World Health Organisation, Geneva