Name (common): Ginger

Botanical name: Zingiber officinale

 

General description:

Ginger is the underground rhizome of the ginger plant. It is aromatic, pungent and spicy and commonly used to add zest and flavour to foods and teas.

Ginger has been used as a food and a medicine since ancient times. Use in China dates back over 2500 years, and it is known to have had a prominent role in Indian and Japanese medicine since at least the 1500s.

 

Functions and general science:

In herbal medicine ginger is used for it’s carminative and spasmolytic properties, helping to relax and soothe the digestion tract.  It is also commonly used to help relieve nausea. Ginger contains anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols.

 

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Disclaimer:

The information provided in reference to this ingredient is general in nature and provided as information only. Any product specific therapeutic claims for this ingredient are linked to specific dosage requirements based on evidence of traditional or scientific nature.