BOTANICAL NAME: Zingiber officinale
COMMON NAME/S: Ginger, African ginger, ginger root
PART/S USED: Root
As a stimulant of the peripheral circulation; promotes perspiration; as a carminative it promotes gastric secretion.
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Do not use if you have gallstones or for morning sickness during pregnancy. Not recommended for patients taking blood-thinning drugs or who have increased risk of haemorrhage.
Hoffman, D. 1983, Holistic Herbal – A safe and practical guide to making and using herbal remedies, Thorsons, London
Wynn, S. 2007, “Veterinary Herbal Medicine”, Mosby Inc, Missouri