Ginger Root - Cut, Organic

Herbs: Ginger Root - Cut, Organically Grown

Common Names: Ginger, snake root
Latin Name: Zingiber officinale
Origin: India/Honduras
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Excerpts from Left for Dead

Ginger has been used in Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years as a remedy for digestive disorders, nausea, fever, coughing, diarrhea, rheumatism and lumbago.

Hong Kong boat dwellers chew it for motion sickness.

Much of the research done on the plant’s anti-nausea properties concentrated on treatment of motion sickness because those experiments were easiest to control.

Unlike Dramamine, which contains the drug dimenhydrinate, ginger does not have the side effect of drowsiness because it works on the stomach, not the brain.

Ginger root proved to be an effective motion sickness antidote for travel by car, boat, train or plane.

Mowrey, who has a doctorate in psychology and psychopharmacology, tested ginger root on other types of nausea and found the plant to be effective in dispelling morning sickness, dizziness, vertigo and stomach flu.

Ginger has been clinically proven to decrease the nausea, vomiting and diarrhea associated with the common three-day and 24-hour flu viruses. Taken early enough, ginger can help thwart the flu entirely, according to Mowrey.

Ginger tea with honey and lemon is the folk medicine prescription for indigestion, cramps, nausea, colds and flu. The tea is made by grating one ounce of fresh or dried ginger root into a pint of water and simmering for 10 minutes.

To make a fomentation for external aches, pains and inflammations, simmer five ounces of grated ginger in two quarts of water for 10 minutes. Apply the fomentation to the affected area with a cloth and re-apply to keep it warm. Reddening skin indicates increased circulation.

A massage oil for muscle pain or dandruff can be made by combining the juice of fresh grated ginger with equal parts of sesame or olive oil.

In Japan, scientists contend that both fresh and processed ginger relieves pain, lowers blood pressure and stimulates the heart.

Research has shown ginger root has the same effects whether fresh or dried. The plant can be taken confidently in large quantities because the amount that must be taken for a lethal dose is so incredibly high that the herb has been accepted as completely safe by the FDA. Ginger also enjoys a longer shelf life than most aromatic herbs because of its protective outer bark.


Excerpts from The How to Herb Book

Ginger, the spice used in cooking, is also used in the bathtub to promote perspiration to relieve congestion and fevers; and to help relax and relieve tired, achy muscles after over exercising: 3-4 tablespoons per full bathtub in tepid, no hot water.


Excerpt from Nutritional Herbology

Folk medicine has used ginger to treat indigestion, flatulence, diarrhea and loss of appetite. It is considered carminative, aphrodisiac, tonic, aperative and stomachic, especially for convalescents. Teas have been made for indigestion, stomach ache and fever.

The Chinese value ginger as a stimulating diaphoretic, and always add ginger to meat dishes to detoxify the meat. They use ginger externally to remove the heat of painful, inflamed and stiff joints. An oil extract of ginger is used in massage therapy for the treatment of dandruff and for earaches.

A study in The Lancet (March 2, 1982) showed ginger to be effective in treating motion sickness. Two gelatin capsules of ginger are more effective than 100 mg of dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), an over-the-counter motion sickness remedy. To use ginger in this manner, take two capsules approximately 20-25 minutes before taking off in an airplane or boarding a ship and thereafter every 4 hours.

A favorite personal use of ginger is to place 2-3 tablespoonfuls in a hot tub of water. This really relaxes my muscles and relieves body pain. It helps if you place the powdered ginger in a large tea bag so you do not have floaties in the bath with you.

The volatile oils, oleo resins and proteolytic enzymes in ginger are digestive stimulants which trigger the production of digestive fluids. This helps combat the effects of overeating, improper chewing or excessive motion by helping to make the digestive process more efficient, increasing gastric motility and neutralizing toxins and acids in the digestive tract. This carminative action has been widely recognized for centuries and is the basis for most of its medicinal use.

The volatile oils are also stimulants that produce effects on the circulatory system, including diaphoretic action and vasomotor stimulus. The folk use of ginger in rheumatism remedies apparently has some basis as ginger is hypocholesterolemic, both to serum cholesterol and cholesterol stored in the liver. This makes ginger a blood purifier in folk terms. This may also help rid the body of other toxins that contribute to the inflammatory diseases.

Ginger has a longer shelf life than most aromatic herbs because of its protective root bark.

Contains aromatic compounds that increase the production of digestive fluids and enzymes, lower blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. It also contains bitter compounds that reduce muscle spasms, increase blood circulation and dilate blood vessels. Ginger is an excellent herbal source of trace minerals, especially silicon, magnesium and manganese.


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  • This is not like the Ginger you may find on a spice rack in a supermarket. This is much fresher and more effective.
  • Like most spices, it is potent and a little goes a long way. Nonetheless, we do go wild with it. This is one of our preferred spices because after reading all that it’s good for, we have learned to love it.
  • We use it very often in tea and tincture combinations. Of course, it can be used in many other types of remedies. For instance, it can easily be made into powder, and used as such in capsules.
  • Ginger is a food and spice. Thus, we keep it in the kitchen as all other food ingredients. We add it to many dishes (salads, meat dishes, deserts, stir fry, vegetables, etc.) to enhance the flavor and add nutritional value to our foods.
  • Ginger can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing), children and animals.
  • It can be used as often as you would like, and in any way you choose.
  • As is the case with most spices, Ginger should be stored in a dark, dry, and cool place.

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Helps with nausea
by Laura Zarzycki on Jun 13, 2012

I am newly pregnant with my eighth baby. I spent three days on the couch last week. After making a "tea" with fresh ginger and hot water, I am almost nausea free and have a little energy! It has also helped with slow bowels. Praise the Lord!
Thank you your wonderful company and products!

Motion Sickness Cure
by Annette on Feb 18, 2010

I started using ginger capsules for motion sickness on the advice of my mother. Dramamine, the OTC drug of choice for this problem, made me so sleepy and loopy-feeling that I was no good for at least 24 hours after taking it. That is not a problem with ginger. I take two caps about 30 minutes before getting on an airplane (or going on a car trip when curvy roads are involved), and usually another 2 to 4 sometime during the trip. (Ginger is best taken with food unless you donít mind a little hot feeling in your stomach.) This has been a wonderful remedy for me because the Dramamine used to cost me a whole day of visiting time with my daughterís family.

ginger root
by Sarah on Nov 14, 2006

Would the whole ginger root that my local grocery store carries in their produce isle be just as good as your product?

    Re: ginger root
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 14, 2006

    Yes and no. Fresh is great. If I were you, I would use the fresh everyday in as many ways as you can conjure up. However, for tinctures and other remedies, dried is best. I'd use both. Ginger is a fabulous herb. Use it often.

      Re: ginger root
      by Sarah on Nov 25, 2006

      How much (in tablespoons or fractions of a cup) is an ounce of ginger?

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