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Fresh Ginger Root

Other Names: Ginger, African Ginger, Canton Ginger, Cochin Ginger, Jamaican Ginger, Ginger Root, Genigibre, Gingembre, Sheng Jian, Zingiber Officinale
Traditional Usages: Food, Flavouring, Drinks,Travel Sickness, Flatulent Colic, Irritable Bowel, Diarrhea, Colds, Influenza, Hypothermia, Intestinal Problems, Appetitie Loss, Hiccups, Coronary Artery Disease, Suppressed Menstruation from Cold, Improves Sex Life, Nausea, Vomitting, Morning Sickness of Pregnancy, Phlegmy Colds, Indigestion, Cataracts, Heart Disease, Migraines, Stroke, Amenorrhea, Angina, Athletes Feet, Bursitis, Chronic Fatigues, Depression, Dizziness, Fever, Infertility, Erectile Difficulties, Kidney Stones, Sciatica, Viral Infections, Motion Sickness, Chilblains, Poor circulation
Resources: US, Asia, Caribbean, Jamaica, Nigeria, China, India, Indonesia,
Parts Used: Root, Essential Oil
Administration Method: Chopped, Ground or Dry extracts for teas
Herb Action: Antiemetic, Cholagogue
Herbal Research: Ginger
Health Warning: For persons with Gallstones, seek the advice of your medical doctor

Fresh Ginger Root - Herbal remedy for  Allergies: Fresh ginger root can bring relief for chronic allergies. Grate a one inch piece of fresh ginger and boil in two cups of water. Drink when warm.

Fresh Ginger Root - Herbal remedy for Asthma
: Ginger root can be effective in treating asthma. You can have it as a tea. Crush or grate one inch piece of fresh ginger. Boil in 3 cups of water for 15 minutes until reduced to one cup of liquid. Strain and drink a cup twice daily.

Fresh Ginger Root - Herbal remedy for Arthritis: Ginger root is also a remedy for arthritis. The daily requirement is 2-4 grams. You can have it as a tea. Grate or crush the ginger, boil in two cups of water, strain and drink.
Health Warning: Consult your medical doctor before taking ginger root if you are taking blood thinners.

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