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Ginger
SCIENTIFIC NAME

Zingiber officinale

BIOTANICAL FAMILY

Zingiberaceae

COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN

India, China, Madagascar

PLANT PART

Rhizome

NOTE

Middle

EXTRACTION METHOD

Steam Distilled

AROMA

Warm, fresh, woody, and spicy odour.

GC/MS REPORT

Monoterpenes &Sesquiterpenes: Camphene (18%); α-zingiberene (16%)

NOTES ON CHEMICAL COMPONENTS

Camphene's known therapeutic properties include: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antinociceptive, and mucolytic. Zingiberene's known therapeutic property is antiulcerogenic

THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS

Respiratory system - helps relieve colds, sinusitis, coughs, and sore throats. Musculoskeletal system - helps relieve muscolar and joint pains, including arthritis and rheumatism. Nervous system - immunostimulant, recommended to treat the onset of colds and flu. Digestive system - recommended for indigestion, nausea, chronic gastritis, and flatulence.

EMOTIONAL/ENERGETIC QUALITIES

Promotes motivation and self-confidence; helps tobuild up strength; emotionally revitalizing.

ADMINISTRATION METHOD

Bath, topical application (diluted), and inhalation

ETNOBOTANY LORE AND ANCIENT PARTICLES

A tropical perennial herb native to India, Ginger is now cultivated in China, south east Asia, the Pacific islands, Australia, and Africa. The Latin word "zingiber" derives from the ancient Tamil word "ingiver" that menas ginger rhizome. The term spread to Greece and Rome via Arab traders and from there to Western Europe. In second century AD Rome, a levy was charged at the port of entry - one of very few commodities to command that. In the Middle Ages, ginger and pepper were the most common and precious spices. In Ayurveda, ginger was considered a universal cure and in traditional Chinese medicine, it was considered a warming remedy for the lungs and digestive organs. In modern medicine, ginger is also suggested for the treatment of nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy, menstrual pain, and to prevent motion and seaseakness. It is also recognized as anti-inflammatory and beneficial for arthritis and rheumatism. It is widley used in the cuisines of China, Japan, India, and many other Asian countries.

SAFETY

Non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing

DISCLAIMER: The information provided above is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease; these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Please consult a licensed healthcare specialist for specific medical advice.

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