GINGER (Zingiber officinale) – loose root herb
An aromatic tuber that is used in many traditional remedies and extensively in Asia cooking. It has many medicinal properties that make it a beneficial ingredient in our rich infusions.
Traditional therapeutic use
- Low in cholesterol.
- Increases blood flow.
- Improves digestion.
- Proven weight loss.
- Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
- Reduces oxidative stress.
- Treats many forms of nausea, including chemotherapy and morning sickness related.
- Can help with osteoarthritis.
- Anti-diabetic properties – reduces blood sugar.
- Reduces heart disease.
- Helps in pain relief, including menstrual pain.
- Alternative remedy for several forms of cancer.
- Can protect against age-related damage to the brain, and improve brain function.
- Antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Possible side effects & interactions
Ginger is SAFE when taken appropriately.
SIDE EFFECTS: Ginger can cause mild side effects including heartburn, diarrhoea, burping, and general stomach discomfort. Some women have reported more menstrual bleeding while taking ginger. Taking ginger might increase your risk of bleeding, and might increase your insulin levels and/or lower your blood sugar. High doses of ginger might worsen some heart conditions.
Our plants are harvested during particular seasons, times of the day and according to the lunar calendar to ensure the plants or parts of it have the highest nutritional value. For example, roots are picked on a waning moon. Once harvested, they are packaged by hand because we try to avoid using metal equipment and utensils that could reduce the beneficial properties of the plant.
Because these products do contain active ingredients, please ensure that you do not exceed the recommended doses and if in any doubt, or if you experience any side effects – however slight – please consult your doctor or healthcare professional.
Source: Papua New Guinea