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Ginger Root
Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale) aka - African Ginger

The Spaniards introduced Ginger to the Americas in the early part of the 16th century. Research at Cornell University Medical College has found that Ginger may help prevent strokes and hardening of the arteries. The active ingredient of Ginger, ‘gingerol,’ is proven effective in preventing recurrences of so-called ‘little strokes.’ It is believed that this substance, gingerol, inhibits an enzyme that causes cells to clot. Ginger is a blood vascular stimulant and body-cleansing herb and is used in respiratory and lung/chest clearing combinations. It is a system alkalizer and a stimulant of the digestive system. Ginger has a reducing effect on migraine headaches without the side effects found in synthetic drugs. It has been found effective in combating nausea caused by motion and morning sickness. Ginger has long been recommended by herbalists to improve blood circulation, especially to the hands and feet. It is remarkable in alleviating menstrual cramps.

Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies Ginger may provide relief from:

• Bronchitis (chronic)
• Circulation Problems
• Colitis
• Digestive Disorders
• Flu/Cough
• Morning Sickness
• Headaches
• Heart Problems
• Stroke
• Whopping Cough

Ginger Root

  • Properties: Alterative, Antacid, Anti-inflammatory, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Febrifuge, Rubefacient, Sialagogue, Stimulant Primary nutrients: Calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, protein, sodium, Vitamins A, B-complex, and C
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