Ginger

Multiple bulbs of ginger root.

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is one of the most commonly consumed condiments and has been used throughout the world since ancient times as both food and medicine. Ginger root is prepared in fresh, dried, pickled, preserved, crystallized, candied, powdered or ground forms and as a tea or fermented beverage. Ginger is often added to Chinese herbal formulations for its ability to stimulate circulation, support digestion and for its warming and anti-emetic actions, which reduce the side effects and enhance the action of other herbs. Ginger also has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and anti-carcinogenic actions and is commonly used to treat colds, nausea, arthritis and migraines.

References

Moghaddasi, M.S., Kashani, H.H., Ginger (Zingiber officinale): A review Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, 2012. 6(26): p. 4255-4258.

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