Simple Herbal Extracts | Ginger



Botanical Name

Zingiber officinale

Part Used




Traditional Information*

Ginger increases circulation of blood and qi, improves digestion (stimulates HCL) and is useful for nausea, gas, and motion sickness. This spicy herb is also an anti-inflammatory, expectorant, and a diaphoretic. Its anti-inflammatory activity makes it useful for cold/damp osteoarthritis, its warming qualities enhance its effects on impaired peripheral circulation, Reynaud’s Syndrome, and cold/damp lung conditions.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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