Ginger | Zingiber officinalis

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Ginger

£3.50 50g       

Ginger (Zingiber officinalis)

Dried ginger rhizome (Zingiber officinalis)

Dried ginger rhizome (Zingiber officinalis)

Do not combine concentrate extractions of ginger with blood thinning medications, however tea or culinary use is generally safe.

Some sensitive individuals may experience heartburn due to the spicy nature of ginger.


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Zingiber officinale

Common name: Ginger

Family: Zingiberaceae

Part used: Rhizomes

Habitat: Evergreen bushy herb native to tropical lowland forests with aromatic bulbous and fleshy rhizomes, showy flowers with broad leaf spikes and growing to 1.2m tall. 

Constituents: Volatile oil;gingerols, shagols and diarylheptanoids (curcumin is a well known diarylheptanoid), oleoresins. 

Actions: Anti-nausea, antioxidant, circulatory stimulant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, warming bitter, aids absorbtion of nutrients and other medcines.

Traditional and current uses:

• Nausea in pregnancy, motion sickness or due to chemotherapy

• Osteoarthritis

• High blood sugar

• A cough or cold

•  Poor circulation


Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for educational use only, and is not intended as a replacement for the services of a qualified medical herbalist, doctor or licensed health practitioner. The information contained herein is not diagnostic, always consult a medical health professional before embarking on a treatment programme. Urban Fringe Dispensary disclaims any liability, loss, injury or damage incurred as a consequence of the use and application of the advice given herein.


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