The scientific name, description, medicinal action and uses of Ginger are as follows:
Ginger (Zingiber Officinale). Ginger is a knotted, thick, beige undergound stem (rhizome). The stem extends roughly 12 inches above ground with long, narrow, ribbed, green leaves, and white or yellowish-green flowers. Ginger is a spice which is used for cooking and is also consumed whole as a delicacy or medicine. (Part used: Rhizome)
- Ginger induces sweating, which is essential to detoxification.
- Very effective as a cleansing agent through the bowels, kidneys, and through the skin.
- Aids in killing ovarian cancer cells.
- Antioxidant, anti-diabetic, and good in cholesterol management.
- Useful for bowel disorders and sinus congestion.
- Stimulates digestion, combats dyspepsia, and cleanses the colon.
- Treats inflammation and rheumatism, nausea and vomiting even during pregnancy.
- Heals osteo-arthritis.
- Had been proven to be a blood thinner and stimulates blood circulation.
- Reduces spasms and cramps, and muscle pains.
- Germ killer for sores and wounds.
- Contains B-complex Vitamins, Iron, Magnesium, Selenium, and Vitamin C.