For starters, it’s a HUGE part of Chinese medicine! Ginger has been used in eastern medicine for thousands of years. While tons of research has been done, it’s still not 100% clear as to how it works its magic.
What Can it Help Treat?
Gingerol is thought to be the main chemical compound that gives it so many medical properties. Ginger has been shown to reduce nausea from a slew of sources including chemotherapy related nausea. An ancient combination to treat nausea and digestive discomfort is ginger and Chinese dates (Da Zao), and licorice root (Gan Cao).
While more research is needed it can also be used for the treatment of arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. It can also warm and circulate the Qi in the Middle to help with digestive issues, calm a restless fetus, ease morning sickness, and treat seafood poisoning.
How is it used?
The most common form of ginger is fresh (Sheng Jiang), but it can also be used when dried opening a whole new set of properties and effects.
If you’re considering adding ginger to your daily diet or curious about using it for medicinal properties, contact us today. We can discuss all the benefits and create the right herbal remedy for you!