Ginger (Zingiber officinalis)

Spotlight on ginger

Nature's flavorful soother...calms stomachs, quiets coughs and much more

If someone tried to sell you a potion that could get rid of headaches, ease stomach upset, quiet a cough, soothe menstrual cramps, and even cure cancer, you'd probably be quite skeptical. But there may be such a remedy, and chances are it's right in your spice rack. Ginger, the dried rhizome (underground stem) of Zingiber officinale, has indeed been recommended for just about every condition except hair loss. What's interesting is that not all of these claims are hype.

GINGER: Common Spice & Wonder Drug

The article offers information on the healing properties of ginger. It mentions that aside from its great taste, it has several curative benefits that no modern drug can rival. It states that gin...

Are Ginger and Willow Bark Extracts Viable Alternatives to Treat Osteoarthritis

Investigates the effect of a ginger extract on knee pain in patients with osteoarthritis. Reduction in mean values of knee pain; Change in global status and reduction in intake of acetaminophen;...

Ginger Reduces Nausea in Cancer Patients

The article presents a study that shows ginger to reduce nausea in cancer patients. According to a study, supplements of ginger daily alleviated nausea among cancer patients undergoing chemothera...

3 herbs for good ginger, digestion peppermint & aloe

For many of us, a healthy and well-functioning gastrointestinal tract is one of life's pleasures. Charles Copeland put it well when he said: "To eat is human, to digest, divine." Not everyone, though, enjoys the luxury of good digestion. If yours is not always divine, consider the following three herbs as possible solutions.
1. Ginger

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