Latin name: Zingiber officinale
Common name: Ginger
Parts used: Rhizome
Herbal Actions: Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antinausea, antispasmodic, antiviral, aromatic, carminative, circulatory, diaphoretic, radioprotective
Herbal Energetics: Warming and drying
Uses: Ginger is a very universal herb that helps with a multitude of conditions including reducing inflammation which is at the root of all disease. It’s a wonderful herb for warming the body and increasing circulation. This is especially helpful when you are wanting to induce sweating to lower body temperature. Ginger is great to use in tea, food or detox baths when fighting infection. It is most commonly known to help with morning sickness, motion sickness and nausea. One benefit that not many people are aware of is that ginger is radioprotective and can help protect the body against radiation!
Warnings: Caution if using over 2 grams while pregnant. Might interfere with medication for high blood pressure and diabetes.