Some say ginger is an cure-all (its not but it will help) but it works best for the digestive and respiratory system. Its also a stimulant to improv circulation. Ginger has been used for many centuries and for many uses. Some people take one cube or one teaspoon a day and say they always feel good and are never sick. Studies has shown ginger to be beneficial to reduce fevers, increasing blood pressure, suffering from cough or cold, and relieves nausea related to motion sickness and morning sickness. It can be used to fight off infections.
Latin Name: Zingiber officinale
Common Names: Ginger
Dried, peeled rhizome, chopped.
Teas, tinctures, capsules, in herbal formulas, and in cooking.
Topical Uses / Applications:
Salads, soup, stews, or anything you want with a ginger flavor.
1,8-cineole, 6-gingerol, 6-shogaol, 8-shogaol, acetic acid, alpha-linolenic acid, alpha-phellandrene, alpha-pinene, alpha-terpinene, alpha-terpineol, arginine, ascorbic acid, beta-bisolene, beta-carotene, beta-pinene, beta-sitosterol, boron, caffeic acid, camphor, capsaicin, chlorogenic acid, curcumene, gingerols, sesquiphellandrene, zingiberene, resins, starches, fats, proteins.
GRAS: Generally Recognized As Safe. This herb can be safely consumed when used appropriately. If you are pregnant, Ginger should not be taken in large amounts. Avoid use prior to surgery or if there are gallstones. It is also possible that ginger may interact with antacids or blood-thinning medications.
These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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