Ginger

 

Common names:

  • Ginger root

 

Essential components:

  • Gingerol
  • Shogaol

 

Properties:

  • Analgesic
  • Antispasmodic

 

Summary:

  • Ginger is known for its calming effects on the digestive system. It can reduce nausea, calm an upset stomach, decrease bloating and appetite.

Uses:

  • Supplement
  • Herbal tea
  • Extract
  • Food
  • 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.