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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
It is a natural stimulant of the peripheral circulation, and combines well with a number of other herbs that are useful for treating fever. Intestinal Parasites. Gingerol, a compound in ginger, is a powerful antioxidant increases the flow of saliva and is a stimulating tonic for the digestive system. Reduces cramping, gas and nausea. Indicated for motion sickness. Increases the peripheral circulation and detoxifies the body from toxins associated with rheumatism. Can be used topically for inflammatory conditions such as RA, OA, bursitis and muscle sprains.
Antibacterial, Antibiotic, Anticatarrhal, Antiinflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antiparasitic, Antipyretic, Cardiac Tonic, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Antiviral, Anticancer, Antifungal, Antiemetic, Antioxidant, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Detox
No adverse effects expected with recommended dosages. Best taken with food as high doses can cause heartburn. Topically may cause contact dermatitis. Increases absorption of all drugs. Can reduce absorption of iron and fat soluble vitamin.
Dry herb: 1-10 g in divided doses (start low and gradually increase the dosage). Fresh herb: 5 g fresh QD. Infusion: 1g/cup, TID. Tincture: (1:5, 90%) 1.5 � 3ml TID. Also as compress, cough syrup or candied.