Zingiber Officinale (Organic)
An erect perennial herb up to 1 meter high with a thick, spreading, tuberous rhizome root, which is very pungent. Each year it sends up a green reed-like stalk with narrow spear-shaped leaves and white or yellow flowers on a spike direct from the root.
Ginger has been used a domestic spice and as a remedy for thousands of years, especially in the East. Fresh ginger is used in China for many complaints including rheumatism, bacterial dysentery, toothache, malaria and for cold and moist conditions such as excess mucus and diarrhoea.
It is best known as a digestive aid, especially in the West: in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia it is specifically indicated for flatulent intestinal colic. Preserved and crystallized ginger is a popular sweet, in the East and West.
Circulation muscles and joints: Arthritis, fatigue, muscular sinusitis, sore throat.
Digestive system: Diarrhoea, colic, cramp, flatulence, indigestion, loss of appetite, nausea, travel sickness.
Immune system: Chills, colds, 'flu, fever, infectious disease
Nervous system: Debility, nervous exhaustion.
The oloeresin is used in digestive, carminative and laxative preparations; used as a fragrance component in cosmetics and perfumes, especially oriental and men's fragrances; extensively employed in all major food categories, alcoholic and soft drinks.