Ginger Root

Ginger Root

Zingiber officinale

Ginger root is an herb that is traditionally used in western and eastern herbal practices. Ginger is a very popular herb that loves to grow in tropical jungles, although it is an adaptable plant. Most of the world’s ginger grows in China, India, Nepal and Thailand Ginger has been used throughout history. By sea-sick sailors, in religious ceremonies, and to help ease indigestion after meals.

Parts Used: Roots (Rhizome)

Traditionally Used For: Indigestion, Flatulence, Circulation, Inflammation, Nausea, High Blood Pressure, Motion Sickness

Carminative, Anti-Inflammatory, Peripheral Circulatory Stimulant, Antispasmodic, Hepatoprotective

Precautions – Use caution with GERD, heartburn, ulcers, gallstones, kidney disease. May increase heartburn depending on dosage or irritate those with sensitive stomachs.

Taste – Spicy, Earthy, Peppery


Warming, Pungent, Sweet

Balances Vata Energy

Mild Stimulant

Pairs Well With