Ginger, Zingiber officinale
Parts used: Rhizome.
Constituents: Volatile oil, Phenols, Oleoresin.
Actions: Anti-spasmodic, Anti-inflammatory, Expectorant, Stimulant, Thermogenic, Carminative, Anti-emetic, Antioxidant, Catalyst, Anti-coagulant, Cardiac Tonic, Appetite Stimulant, Apoptotic, Antibacterial, Diaphoretic.
Atonic dyspepsia, flatulence.
Bronchitis, common cold, arthritis, rheumatism.
Peripheral Circulatory, Cold extremities, chilblains. Has affinity with uterus and ovaries, Amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea.
Increases ATP synthesis and thus increases energy.
Raises body temperature.
GI tract, chronic gastritis, anorexia, Nausea and vomiting travel sickness Migraines (use single dose of 1-2g of powdered rhizome, in water form).
Protects stomach from NSAIDs and alcohol.
Increases the availability of other herbs.
Abnormal blood clots, prevents platelet aggregation, (do not use with blood thinning drugs).
Strengthens the heart.
Increases bile production and thus stimulates hunger.
Tonsillitis, laryngitis, sore throat.
Endocrine; Hypothyroidism, obesity.
Herbal extract: 5-15mL per week.
Energetics: Hot, dry, very pungent, sweet.
Meridians: lung, spleen, stomach.
Other use: chew on 2cm raw ginger, the body part that becomes hot needs to be addressed.