Whole Formulas offers six potent ginger formulas for digestive, immune, circulatory and lymphatic support. Learn more about this incredible root below:
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Ginger at a Glance
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a rhizome in the Zingiberaceae family, which also includes turmeric, cardamom and galangal. Native to southern China, this root been used in TCM for more than 2,000 years for upset stomach, diarrhea and nausea. It's also a vital part of Ayurvedic medicine (traditional Hindu medicine), used for many centuries. India is currently the largest producer of ginger in the world.
Considered a “warming” herb in Ayurveda, ginger promotes circulation, immune and metabolic function and detoxification through the lymphatic system. It's also high in antioxidants, and contains powerful anti-inflammatory compounds. Many natural protocols for inflammatory conditions (like arthritis) include ginger.
According to The University of Maryland Medical Center:
Human studies suggest that 1g daily of ginger may reduce nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness.
In a study of 261 people with osteoarthritis of the knee, those who took ginger extract twice daily had less pain and needed fewer pain-killing medications than those who received placebo. It may take several weeks for ginger to work.
Preliminary studies suggest that ginger may lower cholesterol and help prevent blood from clotting. That can help treat heart disease where blood vessels can become blocked and lead to heart attack or stroke. Other studies suggest that ginger may help improve blood sugar control among people with type 2 diabetes. More research is needed to determine whether ginger is safe or effective for heart disease and diabetes.