Ginger is a tropical plant. The ginger
root is used as a popular kitchen spice
and as a condiment and flavouring. Also
used as a folk remedy. Ginger tea is used
to promote cleansing of the body through
perspiration and is a good appetite stimulator.
Ginger has been used for more than 2,500
years in China as medicine (and also as
cooking). Ginger is a most effective remedy
(and preventive) for nausea, dizziness
and motion sickness.
Other findings suggested that ginger
may help to reduce joint pain as well
as improve mobility for rheumatoid sufferers.
Substances in ginger also act against
Functions / Benefits
Carminative (cures flatulence) –
helps with abdominal discomfort due to
Gentle circulatory stimulant - It has
been reported that ginger (topically applied)
helps in the treatment of burns, and may
also have antibacterial properties.
Sooths sore throat - Gargling with a ginger
decoction may improve a sore throat.
Loss of appetite.
Pregnant women should not take ginger
in large amounts because it may cause
People on diabetes medication, heart disease
medication, or blood-thinning drugs should
also avoid ginger.
Method & Dose
10 drops of tincture in any herb tea or
mixed with some honey on a spoon.
Add a few slices together with a tea bag
to boiling water in a cup and infuse for
10-15 minutes. Great for chills and those
cold wintery evenings.