Ginger, Sheng Jiang

Zingiber officinale

Ginger’s common spice and flavoring has a long history of use throughout Asia and Europe. The bulbous rhizome grows in the dirt and contains high amounts of volatile oils that have a warming and stimulating function. Ginger is an incredibly helpful remedy for motion sickness, morning sickness, nausea and indigestion. Additionally, ginger helps rid toxicity from the body, facilitating detoxification and improving circulation, or Qi flow. Ginger is often added to Chinese formulas to harmonize all ingredients and moderate any digestive side effects.

Parts Used:

fresh or dry rhizome

Key Actions & Healing Properties:

  • Anti-emetic (nausea)
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Circulatory stimulant
  • Digestive tonic
  • Pain reliever