🌿 Our Herb of the Month provide warmth and stimulation, exactly what is needed this winter! Find out more about Ginger – 𝘡𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘣𝘦𝘳 𝘖𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘦 (family Zingiberaceae)
🌿 Esteemed for millennia, being incorporated into numerous pharmacopoeias plus the German Commission E, Ginger is a culinary delight and medicinal herb native to the tropics of India, China and Jamaica.
🌿 As a herbaceous perennial ‘cane-like’ monocotyledon manifesting from a tuberous rhizome, Ginger possesses a warming versatility with numerous herbal actions, however, is renowned for its anti-nausea and antiemetic properties plus ability to quell dyspeptic symptoms.
🌿 Ginger is considered relatively safe and even used in pregnancy. A combination of Ginger and Gentiana lutea (Gentian) is a naturopathic prescription for anorexia. Ginger may also be utilized as a peripheral circulatory stimulant, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory for the relief of musculoskeletal ailments including arthritis.
Note – Ginger may interact with anticoagulant medications.
🌿 Ginger is comprised of volatile oils, which are responsible for that distinguishing fragrance along with the carminative and spasmolytic actions, and phenolics that provide Ginger’s pungency – the most abundant being the gingerols. Ginger also comprises oleoresins and proteases.
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