Ginger Root: A Pungent Plant with Powerful Properties

Zingiber officinale

Ginger has been used as a medicine in Asian, Indian, and Arabic herbal traditions since ancient times. In China, for example, it has been used to aid digestion and treat stomach upset, diarrhea, and nausea for more than 2,000 years. Since ancient times, ginger has also been used to help treat arthritis, colic, diarrhea, and heart conditions.

Ginger Root is considered one of the top 10 herbs by Master Herbalists. That little root that you can buy in almost any grocery store has many uses and has significant power to heal.

Nausea, Morning Sickness and Motion Sickness

Without the side effects of drugs, Ginger Root will stop nausea, morning sickness, and motion sickness e.g., car, sea, air. Ginger Root contains the amino acid Tryptophane, which gives it the ability to be tranquilizing to the central nervous system.

I have used ginger numerous times for nausea when I had cancer. As the toxins left my body I would take ginger to alleviate dizziness or nausea. I usually just cut a piece of it root about the size of my thumb, chew out the juice, swallow it and then throw out the pulp. Many times I would mince up the ginger with a knife and make tea with a small amount of honey, delicious! Do not use ginger candy it is weak for this purpose. Make sure to use Nature Nate’s 100% Pure, Raw & Unfiltered Honey. That’s the best!

Other Natural Uses for Ginger

Research conducted at Cornell University Medical College has found that Ginger may help prevent strokes and hardening of the arteries. This active ingredient in Ginger, Gingerol, is proven effective in preventing recurrences of so-called “little strokes”. Gingerol inhibits an enzyme that causes cells to clot.

Aspirin has been currently lauded for its blood thinning properties but aspirin has side effects such as causing stomach and intestinal ulcers. Aspirin and other similar over-the-counter drugs are responsible for the deaths of over 7000 Americans each year. Ginger thins the blood and lowers blood cholesterol. It is known to work to reduce fevers. It can be used to relieve vomiting and to soothe the stomach and spleen in the process. Ginger can help to relieve headaches, and aches and pains caused by poisons because of its ability to detoxify. Ginger Root is a helpful herb for the respiratory system.

Intestinal Gas, Lower Chloesterol Levels, And Much More!

Ginger Root is very good at stopping intestinal gas. It lowers serum cholesterol levels. Ginger Root can kill vaginal trichomonads, (parasitic protozoan) which inhabit the vagina and urethra of women, if used as a douche.

An easy and effective way to use Ginger Root is to cut off about an inch slice, mince it, put into a cup add boiling water, let steep for three minutes, and drink it as a tea.

Plague Tonic:

This basic formula goes back to medieval Europe and the plagues. It is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that will destroy both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It is also a potent anti-viral and anti-fungal formula as well as increasing blood circulation to every cell.

Equal Parts of:

Garlic Cloves, Ginger, Horseradish Root, White Onions, and Cayenne Peppers  (the hottest, i.e. Habanero, African Bird, or Scotch Bonnets, etc.).

Combine in a blender with 1/3 unfiltered apple cider vinegar, and 2/3 grain alcohol. Put the blender on high and turn the mixture into a smoothie. Use some immediately if you need to. Place the rest into canning jars, keep in a cool dark place, and shake once a day.


1 ounce, two or more times daily, gargle and swallow.

Ginger Root and A Zesty Connection!

Ginger Root Revelations: At, we’re all about ginger root! We delve into its health-boosting properties and its role in herbal medicine.

Herbal Highlights: Learn how ginger root can spice up your herbal routine. It’s not just a spice; it’s a wellness wonder!

Culinary Creations: Ginger root in the kitchen? Absolutely! We share zesty recipes that bring out the best in ginger root.

Health and Wellness: We’re all about health and wellness, and ginger root is a key part of this mission. It’s packed with compounds that promote good health.

Community Connection: Join our community of ginger root enthusiasts! Share your journey, learn from others, and make some new friends.

So, whether you’re a ginger root guru or just starting your herbal journey, is your trusty companion. Dive in, explore, and stay healthy!


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