PRIMARY USES: Nausea, motion sickness, Vomiting in Pregnancy, Poor circulation, Digestive aid, Arthritis
Ginger Root has a diversity of uses. It is well known for alleviating nausea due to motion sickness, pregnancy, surgery, chemotherapy and other reasons, and for its effectiveness in reducing nausea and vomiting. It can be taken before a nauseating event or on an ongoing basis if nauseous all the time. Ginger Root has a history of use in foods to help digest them and move them through the digestive tract by increasing digestive enzymes and speeding up the transit time of food that is slow. It essentially increases the fire of digestion. Ginger also has anti-ulcer effects and can helps protect the intestinal mucosa from damage.
Ginger Root also has the ability to inhibit nuclear factor-kB (NF-kB), cyclooxygenase (COX) and lipooxygenase (LOX) enzymes and as a result helps to reduce pain and inflammation in arthritic joints. Ginger rhizome showed significant efficacy on the treatment of osteoarthritis. For pain and inflammation, ginger can be used as an alternative to NSAIDs like ibuprofen without the damaging gastrointestinal side effects that NSAIDs commonly have.
Ginger Root will increase circulation and warm one up; it helps Raynaud's syndrome (chronic cold hands and feet). It vasodilates blood to the peripheral tissues, and it will help promote a sweat to detoxify or help to sweat out a fever. Use it (orally) while in a hot bath to promote the most sweating, and this will also help to loosen up tight muscles.
As a vasodilator, it helps lower high blood pressure
CONTRA·INDICATIONS AND CAUT IONS:
Pregnancy. Persons with gallstones should consult a practitioner prior to use.
COMPLIMENTARY FORMULAS & SINGLE HERBS:
Digest-Ease (for digestion)
Joint-Tonic (if arthritis)
Ginkgo (circulatory stimulant)
DOSAGE: 20-60 drops, 2-3 times per day or as needed in juice or water.