- Ginger Root has been mentioned in ancient Chinese, Indian and Middle Eastern writings where it has long been prized for its aromatic, culinary and medicinal properties.
- Historically, ginger has an important tradition of being a very effective herb.
- In herbal medicine, ginger is regarded as an excellent carminative.
- Ginger has been well researched and many of its traditional uses have been scientifically confirmed...
Native to southeastern Asia, a region whose cuisines still feature this wonderfully spicy herb, ginger has been renowned for millennia in many areas throughout the world. Non-GMO ginger is mentioned in ancient Chinese, Indian and Middle Eastern writings, and has long been prized for its aromatic, culinary and medicinal properties. After the ancient Romans imported ginger from China almost two thousand years ago, its popularity in Europe remained centered in the Mediterranean region until the Middle Ages when its use spread throughout other countries.
Historically, ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in possibly supporting a healthy gastrointestinal tract. In herbal medicine, ginger is regarded as an excellent carminative -- a substance which promotes the elimination of intestinal gas, and an intestinal spasmolytic -- a substance which relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract.
Modern scientific research has revealed that ginger possesses numerous therapeutic properties including antioxidant effects and may support a healthy inflammation response.
Ginger has been well researched and many of its traditional uses confirmed. It is well known to support the body through motion sickness, nausea, and indigestion. It is a warming remedy, ideal for supporting healthy circulation thereby perhaps supporting healthy blood pressure levels and possibly keeping the blood thin in higher doses. According to Stephen Buhner, the author of the book "Herbal Antivirals", ginger may possess anti-viral effects thereby supporting a healthy immune system response. Ginger may support a healthy inflammation response, consequently, there has been much recent interest in its use for joint problems. If a person has exercised too much or suffers from arthritis or rheumatism, ginger has been traditionally used to possibly put out the fire, so to speak. Due to its ability to probably support healthy circulation, ginger is thought to likely improve the complexion. It may conceivably reduce nervousness, ease tendonitis, and help sore throats return to normal. Studies demonstrate that ginger may also support healthy lipid levels.
This stimulating herb is warming to the system. In her book '10 Essential Herbs' author Lalitha Thomas describes the properties: "The major active ingredients in ginger are terpenes (quite similar to the chemical action of turpentine) and an oleo-resin called ginger oil. These two, and other active ingredients in ginger provide support for healthy circulation.
Some possible health benefits and traditional uses of our Raw Organic Ginger Root Powder may include:
May support a healthy gastrointestinal tract
Topical gingerol may provide protection against UVB-induced skin disorders
May support a healthy inflammation response
Possible lymph-cleansing properties
May support healthy kidney function
May support cardiovascular health
May support the body's production of digestive juices
May support healthy bowels
May support a healthy neurological system
May support healthy blood pressure levels
May possess antiviral & antimicrobial properties - internally & topically as an antiseptic
May help to eliminate congestion
May reduce sore throat pain & irritation when made into tea
Supports a healthy immune response
Contains Gingerol & 6- which may support overall wellness
May support blood vessel health
May prevent the formation of new ulcers
May reduce cough & bronchitis
May possess anti-vomiting properties even for severe nausea (hyperemesis )
Potent perspiration-inducing action
May support healthy lipid levels
May aid in the loss of appetite
May support healthy circulation in high doses
May help to reduce vertigo
Possesses warming properties for the entire body
May provide antiseptic qualities
May support healthy blood sugar levels
May support recovery from fevers, colds, & flu
May support healthy inflammation levels in muscle tissue caused by overexertion
May reduce travel, motion sickness & nausea when combined with papaya
Micronutrients of Ginger root include:
Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium
Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B-6, Folate, Choline, Vitamin A (IU), Beta Carotene, Gamma Tocopherol, Vitamin K
Amino Acids: Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Proline, Serine
Phytochemicals: Gingerols, Bisabolene, Oleoresins,
Essential Oils: Cineole, Phellandrene, Citral, Borneol, Citronellol, Geranial, Linalool, Limonene, Zingiberol, Zingiberene, Camphene
Oleoresins: Gingerol, Shogaol
Phenols: Gingerol, Zingerone
Proteolytic Enzyme: Zingibain
Volatile oils: Gingerol, Shogaol, Zingiberene, Zingiberol
Suggested Use: 1 teaspoon daily.
- Decoction: Use the ratio of 1 tablespoon of the herb for every 10 ounces of water. Put all ingredients into a pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover & lower to a simmer for 20-30 minutes. Turn the heat off and allow the mixture to sit for another 10 minutes. Strain and serve (this method is specific for barks and roots).
- Tincture: This method can take 15 to 30 days. You will need 3 items (mason jar with cover, the herb/herbs of your choice, liquid for extracting). The extracting liquid can be alcohol, alcohol/ water combo, vinegar or vegetable glycerin. Take the product and fill the jar ¾ full, add the liquid of your choice and close the jar. Then shake the jar so everything is well mixed. Give the jar a good 5-minute shake, several times a day. After 15 to 30 days strain and bottle in glass tincture jars.
Mixing suggestions: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our Organic turmeric powder.
Miscellaneous Facts about our Ginger Root Powder
Certifications: Certified USDA Organic
Ingredients: Organic Ginger Root.
Parts Used: Raw Root.
Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale
Other Names: Black ginger, Canton ginger, Cochin ginger, Common ginger, Garden ginger, Gingembre, Imber, Jamaican ginger, Jengibre
Origin: Grown and harvested in India or China. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy.
How to Maintain Optimum Freshness:
- This product is packaged in airtight stand-up,resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.
- Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency.
- Keep this product in a cool, dark, dry place.
- This product is natural and minimally processed.
- Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch. Go here to learn why our products may naturally vary.
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