The rhizome of ginger is used not only as a flavoring for
drinks like ginger ale but has also been used as an herbal remedy for asthma and
coughs related to inflammation or allergies. There are over 80 species of
ginger, historically found in China, Japan, Australia and Hawaii.
Ginger Root (Zangiber Officinale) reduces the risk of a heart attack by reducing
blood platelet "clumping". It thins the
blood and stimulates circulation and
blood flow. It reduces spasms, cramping, indigestion, nausea, coughs, sinusitis,
and sore throat. It fights inflammation, and cleanses the colon
and aids digestion by
relieving gas and bloating. It helps with arthritis, phlebitis, and muscle
soreness, by reducing pain and swelling. It has been used for heartburn, ulcers, impotence,
intermittent claudication, and motion sickness. Ginger Root increases energy levels.
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