Ginger Root Powder

Ginger Root - superfoodNative 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. 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 alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. In herbal medicine, ginger is regarded as an excellent carminative (a substance which promotes the elimination of intestinal gas) and 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, an ability to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds, and direct anti-inflammatory effects.

Common Uses for Ginger Root

ginger_root_powderGinger has been well researched and many of its traditional uses confirmed. It is well known as a remedy for travel sickness, nausea and indigestion. It is a warming remedy, ideal for boosting the circulation, lowering high blood pressure and keeping the blood thin in higher doses. Ginger is anti-viral and makes a warming cold and flu remedy. Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory herb and 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 known to ease inflammation of the joints and muscle tissue. Due to its tremendous circulation-increasing qualities, ginger is thought to improve the complexion. It has reduced nervousness, eased tendonitis, and helped sore throats return to normal. Studies demonstrate that ginger can lower cholesterol levels by reducing cholesterol absorption in the blood and liver. It may also aid in preventing internal blood clots.

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 ginger plantoleo-resin called ginger oil. These two, and other active ingredients in ginger, provide antiseptic, lymph-cleansing, circulation-stimulating, and mild constipation relief qualities along with a potent perspiration-inducing action that is quite effective in cleansing the system of toxins.”

Ginger root is a medicinal herb used primarily for the treatment of Dyspepsia (discomfort after eating), this includes the symptoms of bloating, heartburn, flatulence, and nausea. It is also considered helpful as a preventative for motion sickness and as a digestive. Due to it’s antispasmodic characteristic some people have used it to help ease menstrual cramps. In some traditional systems it is credited with the ability to treat arthritis, fevers, headaches, and toothaches.

Ginger may also be taken orally as a herbal remedy to prevent or relieve nausea resulting from chemotherapy, motion sickness, pregnancy, and surgery.

Some possible benefits of our raw Organic Ginger Root powder may include:

● Reducing indigestion & gastrointestinal problems such as gas & stomach cramps
● Combating joint problems caused by inflammation
● Aiding in prevention of internal blood clots
● Reducing headaches
● Lymph-cleansing properties
● Easing tendonitis
● Supporting kidney health
● Colon cleansing benefits an well as reducing colon spasms & cramps
● Stimulating production of digestive juices
● Improving bowel disorders
● May reduce TIA’s (mini strokes)
● Therapeutic properties for hypertension
● Anti-viral & Antimicrobial (kills bacteria – including salmonella) – internally & topically as an antiseptic
● Helping to eliminate congestion
● Killing parasites & their eggs because it contains zingibain
● Reducing some throat pain when made into tea
● Inhibiting production of cytokines which cause pain & swelling
● Combating chills and fever
● Inhibiting 5-LO enzymes, the only food for prostate cancer cells
● Cantains Gingerol & 6-shogaol which may be helpful for certain types of cancer
● Combating peptic ulcer disease
● Topical gingerol provides protection against UVB-induced skin disorders
● Reducing coughs & bronchitis
● Anti-vomiting properties even for severe nausea (hyperemesis gravidum)
● Potent perspiration-inducing action that is quite effective in cleansing the system of toxins
● Reducing cholesterol absorption in the blood & liver
● Combats loss of appetite
● Keeping the blood thin in higher doses
● Warming properties for entire body
● Providing antiseptic qualities
● Supporting healthy blood sugar levels
● Reducing fevers, colds, & flu through its anti-viral properties
● Fighting osteoarthritis & rheumatoid arthritis
● Possibly suppressing cellular mutation
● Mild constipation relief qualities
● Reducing menstrual cramps & bloating
● Improving circulation
● Decreasing inflammation in muscle tissue caused by over exertion
● Reducing nausea resulting from chemotherapy, motion sickness, pregnancy, & surgery
● Combating irritable bowel syndrome
● Reducing toothaches
● Supporting healthy blood-pressure levels
● Decreasing dyspepsia (bloating, heartburn, flatulence)
● Reducing travel sickness & nausea

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