Parts used-Rhizomes and roots

Actions and Uses: This herb fights inflammation, cleanses the colon, reduces spasms and cramps, and stimulates circulation.  It is a strong antioxidant and effective antimicrobial agent for sores and wounds.  Ginger protects the liver and stomach and is useful for bowel disorders, circulatory problems, arthritis, fever, headache, hot flashes, indigestion, morning sickness, motion sickness, muscle pain, nausea and vomiting.

Phytochemical and Nutrient Content: Beta-carotene, beta-ionone, beta-sitosterol, caffeic acid, camphor, capsaicin, chlorogenic acid, citral, curcumin, gingerols, lecithin,amino acids, calcium, essential fatty acids, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, and C.

General Information: Ginger is prized both for its delicious flavor and for its remarkable healing powers.  It highly regarded as a primary herb for the reproductive, respiratory, and digestive systems.  Ginger is excellent in stir-fries and Asian-inspired dishes.  Grated ginger with lemon and honey makes a delicious tea.

Caution: Ginger can cause stomach distress if taken in large quantities.  Not recommended for people who take anticoagulants or have gallstones.  It is not recommended for extended use during pregnancy.