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Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

What is Ginger

Ginger is the “root” or actually the rhizome, of the plant Zingiber officinale. It has been a popular spice and herbal medicine for thousands of years. It has a long history of being used as medicine in Asian, Indian, and Arabic herbal traditions. In China, for example, ginger has been used to help digestion and treat stomach upset, diarrhea, and nausea for more than 2,000 years. Ginger has also been used to help treat arthritis, colic, diarrhea, and heart conditions.

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Aroma

Spicy and Oriental

Plant Properties

Anti-inflammatory, anesthetic, and anticoagulant.

Benefits

Respiratory infections and congestion, scurvy, colds, flu, headaches, PMS, sore throats, angina, osteoarthritis and rheumatism, diarrhea, nausea, indigestion. muscle pain and ache, sprains, chemotherapy nausea and motion sickness.

Blend with:

Cinnamon, clove, grapefruit, lemon, lime, lavender, orange, patchouli, rose geranium, spearmint, tea tree and ylang ylang oils

 

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