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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.