GINGER ROOT DRY

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Herbal Monograph

Herb:   GINGER (dried)    (Zingiberis officinale; Zingiberaceae)

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Character/Energetics:  spicy, hot   (6)

Meridians/Organs/Body Parts affected:    heart, lung, spleen, stomach, kidney    (6)

Parts used:   the rhizome   (6)      

Identification & Harvesting:

Active Constituents:    volatile oil (1‑3%) calIed zingerone, camphene, phellandrene, cineol, borneol, citral, gingerol and an acrid resin    (6)

Actions:    stimulant, antispasmodic, carminative, emmenagogue    (6)

Conditions and Uses:  Dried ginger is considered to be more of an internal warming stimulant while fresh ginger is used more as a warming diaphoretic. It is one of the best herbs to use for nausea and vomiting and is said to warm the center (stomach), aid digestion and assimilation, relieve cold spasms and cramps, and promote menses. It is one of the most widely beneficial warming stimulants.     (6)       

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Divination

Dosage:   3-9 gms.  (6)   

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References:

(6) Planetary Herbology by Michael Tierra, C.A., N.D., pg. 244