The Ginger herb Zingiber Officinale is indigenous to south-eastern Asia and it is cultivated in the United States of America, India, China, West Indies and Tropical regions. The other names of Ginger are Jamaica ginger and Sheng Jiang.
It is a creeping perennial on a think tuberous rhizome; the plant has narrow leaves that are about 15 to 30cm long. The ginger herb flower grows directly from the root and terminates in a long curve spike, the flowers are white or yellow and if you look at the leaf you will see that it grows from each spike.
The active compounds of the dried rhizome of ginger contains around 1.4% volatile oils, these oils are responsible for the odour and the taste of the ginger.
In many parts of the world you can find ginger used in a variety of ways holistically speaking. You should always check with your medical care person first before using the ginger herb. Not to be used before surgery, if you have gallstones, ulcers in the digestive tract, sensitive skin types or pregnancy or nursing an infant.
In many parts of the world the ginger can be used for nausea, colds, coughs, heart disease, chemotherapy support, migraines, motion sickness, boost the digestive system, can reduce bruises and is antiseptic as well. Some people take the green ginger and juice it, and can be candied or preserved.
As you explore the herbs seek how they work best for you, enjoy their ancient knowledge that they have and enjoy the world around you.
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