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Description

Ginger, Zingiber officinale

Ginger is a flowering plant with roots or rhizomes and is widely used as a spice or medicine. It is a herbaceous perennial which grows about 3 or more feet tall with slender green leaves and yellow flowers. Ginger is indigenous to south China, and was spread to other parts of Asia, West Africa and the Caribbean. As a decorative tropical plant it can be found all over the world.

USES

  • Ginger is an herb widely used throughout the world and has large history of uses.
  • Ginger gives a major boost to the circulatory system. It reduces inflammation and swelling through increasing circulation.
  • Ginger can also help with arthritis and heart disease.
    Ginger is a good stomach tonic. For indigestion, motion sickness, belching, and vomiting it will help soothe those symptoms. It can also help to counteract nausea that may come from traveling, infected food, or reactions to certain substances.
  • Ginger is also wonderful for the lungs and will help colds and flu. It will increase the rate of recovery time.

EFFECTS and BENEFITS

  • Ginger can be used for anxiety conditions.
  • Ginger is helpful in treating hemorrhoids.
  • It is good for most diseases associated with inflammation, stomach, and lungs.
  • Commonly used for nausea, ginger assists with acidity and ulcers.
  • Powerful use of ginger is to increase circulation and it will also encourage menstruation in women.