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a historical look at the traditional use of Ginger throughout the world


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Botanical Name


Zingiber Officinale


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


About Ginger


Ginger grows in India, China, Mexico, Jamaica and other tropical areas. Its thick tuberous rhizomes (underground stems), also referred to as the roots, are used for its volatile oils that work medicinally to aid digestion and improve cardiovascular health. The Japanese serve ginger slices with sushi to clear the palate and as a digestive aid. Ginger is even used as a remedy for dandruff, by combining Ginger and olive oil to use directly on the scalp. It is a classic tonic for the digestive tract.


Nutritional Role of Ginger


Ginger stimulates digestion and keeps the intestinal muscles toned to ease the digestive process (with less irritation). It is helpful in combating nausea and vomiting, because it boosts the digestive fluids and neutralizes acids. Ginger makes blood platelets less sticky and therefore less likely to clump, or clot. It also works as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever to assist with muscle aches, chronic pain, and arthritis and to ease bronchial constriction due to allergies and colds.


Traditional Uses of Ginger


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


For cardiovascular system and cholesterol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


For digestive aid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


For morning sickness, nausea, and dizziness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


For dandruff (topically)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


For anti-inflammatory properties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


For pain, arthritis, and muscle aches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


For migraine headaches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


For respiratory ailments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Research on the Historical Usage Guidelines of Ginger


There is no known toxicity. Side effects with ginger are rare, but its possible it could cause heartburn in some people sensitve to this herb. Long term use during pregnancy is not recommended, but okay for first several months, or for short term use.
 
How to use Ginger.
 
Ginger on its own works well, ginger used with other spices is great, mix ginger turmeric and black pepper for a massive health giving punch, these spices complement each other and increase the benefits achieved from just using them on their own for more information go to, Health Benefits Of Turmeric 
  

Ginger Facts for Informational Purposes Only

Readers should not use this information for self-diagnosis or self-treatment, but should always consult a medical professional regarding any medical problems and before undertaking any major dietary changes. This information is not meant to be substituted for medical advice.