Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is in the ginger family (Zingiberaceae). It’s been utilized as a national spice and as a remedy for thousands of years, particularly in the East. Ginger has been one of the earliest products to journey the “spice route” from Asia into Europe in which both the Greeks and Romans made extensive use of it. From the 16th century, the Spanish conquistadores introduced the cultivation of ginger at the West Indies in which it immediately naturalized. Jamaican ginger is still regarded as the best variety for culinary usage.
Traditionally it’s best called a digestive aid from the West. The British Herbal Pharmacopoeia indicates it for flatulent intestinal colic. In China it has been used for several complaints such as rheumatism, dysentery, toothaches, malaria, and for cold and moist conditions. Hildegard of Bingen used ginger for eye ailments, digestive problems and skin disorders from the 12th century.
Now we’d believe ginger to possess anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant, anesthetic, and expectorant properties apart from being a digestive aid. It’s used for rheumatism, arthritis, digestive disorders, respiratory ailments, congestion, muscular aches and pains, and for nausea. Ginger is excellent for regulating the blood, for motion sickness, weight loss. It’s useful for bringing any illness in to equilibrium. Basically Ginger is warming oil, invigorating and decongesting. It’s excellent for chilly, debilitated people that possess a pale, swollen tongue. It’s indicated for poor appetite, indigestion, stomach distention and flatulence. Ginger is very good for morning sickness particularly when combined with orange, Roman chamomile and coriander oil uses. Ginger is a odor of valor and courage. It assists the fainthearted and the feeble, providing a feeling of being capable and powerful to meet challenges. For psychological recovery, use ginger to promote warmth, warmth, courage assurance, optimism, and liberation.