Actions: Warming, stimulating, decongestant, digestive, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, increases circulation, antiviral, carminative, detoxifying
Indications: cramps, nausea, morning sickness, motion sickness, menstrual cramps, arthritis/ joint pain, gastrointestinal infections, food poisoning, poor circulation, colds, flus, respiratory congestion, sore throat, irritable bowel, bloating, heartburn, indigestion
• Often made into a tea, in the Philippines it is known as salabat
• Used in drinks, candies, as a condiment, cosmetics, & perfumes
• Ancient times- ginger was considered a love herb and used in love spells as well as the belief that planting ginger would bring financial abundance
• In traditional Chinese Medicine, it is believed to effect the lung, spleen, heart and stomach meridians
Contraindications: No known contraindications.
How to add it into your diet?
• Add it to rice dishes and curries
• Use it in stir fry
• Goes well with winter squash, sweet potato, and meats
• Include it in your baked goods
• Add to hot water and honey or lemon for a warming herbal tisane
Provided by: Melissa Vertosick, CHHC, AADP
Now available! Melissa is completing her herbal medicine studies. Supervised student clinical sessions available at a reduced rate on Wednesday and Friday evenings and Saturdays at Ola’s Herb Shop in Squirrel Hill. Schedule by calling 412.515.5317 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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