Common names: Ginger root

Essential components: Gingerol, Shogaol

Properties: Analgesic

Summary: Ginger is known for its calming effects on the digestive system.

Uses: Supplement, Herbal tea, Food infusion, Essential oil

Precautions: Ginger is also considered to be a blood thinner, so if you are on any blood thinner medication or have a bleeding disorder don’t take high doses of ginger.