Latin: Zingiber official
Country of Origin: Figi
Actions: Analgesic, antibacterial, antiemetic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitussive, antiviral, aperient, aphrodisiac, aromatic, cardiotonic, crminative, choleretic, circulatory, stimulant, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatoprotective, rubefacient, sialogogue, stimulant, stomachic, vermifuge, yang tonic
Energetics: Drying, warming, sweet, bitter, and pungent
Precautions: While generally safe to consume, those with peptic ulcers, hyperacidity, or other inflammatory conditions should avoid ginger. Additionally, pregant woman should limit the use to no more than one gram per day and has been known to exacerbate acne, eczema, and herpes. It may also have adverse effects when combined with anticoagulant drugs like aspirin.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this description is purely for historical or entertainment value and is not designed to treat, diagnose or cure any diseases. If you have any current medical conditions, please seek the advice of a medical practitioner. The individual herbs offered here have not been tested for efficacy with regard to the contents of vitamins, minerals or other constituents.
References: Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine