GINGER RHIZOME (Root) Zingiber officinale Roscoe IPHYM Herbalism
Latin name: Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Common names: White Spice
Parts used: Root - Rhizome cut
Origin: The plant, native to the old East Indies (Indonesia), easily found around Zingi.
Ginger was called zenj by Arab merchants, word by which they designated as the inhabitants of the east coast of Africa and where does the name "Zanzibar", where the Arabs would find ginger.
Indian texts dating from 1000 BC prescribed ginger for ailments ranging from asthma to hemorrhoids. Asian doctors still use it.
Properties of the root GINGER
- Stomachic, digestive, tonic
- Anti-nausea, anti-emetic powerful dose of 2 g
- Analgesic, antirheumatic
Indications and uses of the root GINGER
- Gastritis, dyspepsia, loss of appetite (biliary and pancreatic Fights failure)
- Nausea (postoperative chemotherapy and those in pregnant women), Chinese women traditionally consume ginger root during pregnancy to combat morning sickness.
- Sickness transportation (formerly Chinese sailors chewed ginger root dried to prevent motion sickness or disease of Transport).
- Stomach Ulcers (protective effect on the gastric mucosa)
- Migraines, chronic rheumatism
There is a dietary supplement NEW MOONS nausea for pregnant women that includes a heavy dose of ginger, able to fight effectively against the nausea during pregnancy .
Dosage GINGER RHIZOME
The advice of our pharmacist herbalist to extract active ingredients from plants:
How to make a decoction easily ginger root
- 0.5 g to 1 g of powdered ginger in 150 ml to 250 ml of water for 5 to 10 minutes.
- February-April drink cups daily.
- Strain and drink the sweet tea or not within 24 hours. Keep refrigerated.
- One can add lemon juice and a touch of honey to reduce the pungency of ginger.
Prepare your teas and herbal infusions with low mineral water. Water plays an important role as it conveys the properties of plants.
Drinks herbal generally act better on an empty stomach. Often, it is suggested to drink herbal teas and herbal teas in small sips throughout the day, but it is also possible to divide the daily dose of medicinal plants in 2 or 3 doses. Indications are that it simply takes the natural remedy if necessary.
Recommended associations with GINGER RHIZOME
Botanical description of GINGER
- Large tropical perennial grass at port reed
- Long rod with dense inflorescence, white or yellow flowers surrounded by bracts
- Rhizomatous strain bearing eyes that give rise to buds
Pharmacology of GINGER
The rhizome is rich in starch (60%). It contains proteins, fats (10%) of the essential oil and a resin.
Printing light (pseudo-heat) when the consumption of ginger is due to the presence of shogaol, zingerone and of Paradol. The concentration of gingerol - major constituent of fresh ginger - is lower in dried ginger, while the concentration of shogaol increases.
From the rhizome of ginger oleoresin are extracted (6%) and an essential oil (1-3%). The oleoresin contains the chemical compounds responsible for the pungent flavor, such as gingerol (15%).
The composition of the essential oil of ginger varies greatly according to geographical origin but odorous compounds found as zingiberene the curcumene, camphene, bisabolene, citral and linalool. Both extracts are used in the flavoring of food, while only the essential oil is used in perfumery.