Ginger Root

Ginger Root

Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale

Habitat: Native to Asia, grown throughout the tropics. Cultivated elsewhere.

Parts Used: Rhizome

Key Actions:
  • Antiemetic
  • Carminative
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiseptic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Rubefacient
  • Diaphoretic
  • Emmenagogue

Traditional Uses:

  • Motion sickness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Appetite stimulant
  • Indigestion
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Increase sweating
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Colds/Flu
  • Headaches
  • Muscle aches

Contraindications: Do not use during pregnancy without the assistance of a trained medical professional. Discuss use with a doctor or trained medical professional if taking prescription medication.


  • Tea
  • Tincture
  • Infused oil
  • Salve
  • Poultice

Disclaimer: This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, cure, prevent or treat any disease. Information is provided for educational purposes only, it is not to be used as medical advice. Use this herb at your own risk. We are not responsible for dosage mistakes, misuse, or adverse reactions. Each person reacts differently to each plant and you should always exercise caution when taking herbs and herbal products. Always consult a medical professional before taking/using any herb or herbal product.

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