GINGER ROOT FRESH

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Herbal Monograph

Herb:   GINGER (fresh)      (Zingiberis officinalis; Zingiberaceae)

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Character/Energetics:   spicy, warm   (6)

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

Parts used:    rhizomes    (6)

Identification & Harvesting:

Active Constituents:   essential oil containing terpenes (cineol, philandrene, citra and borneol), its acrid, burning taste is due to the phenols (gingerol, shogaol, zingerone).   (6)

Actions:    diaphoretic, carminative, stimulant, antiemetic, antispasmodic    (6)    

Conditions & Uses:  A tea of a few slices of the fresh root is an excellent one‑herb remedy to counteract the early stages of a simple cold or flu. It also relieves indigestion, nausea, vomiting and gas. It is one of the most versatile herbs. Taken alone or with chamomiIe flowers, it is an excellcent remedy for regulating the menses. Taken throughout the winter both as a tea and as a condiment with food, it warms up the circulation. Grated ginger can be topically applied externally, as a poultice or hot fomentation to relieve painful aches, sprains and spasms.   (6)

           

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Divination:

Dosage:      2‑6 thin slices of the fresh root steeped in a cup of boiling water.   (6)  

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References:

(6) Planetary Herbology by Michael Tierra, C.A., N.D.,  pg. 154