Ginger / Zingiber Officinale

The medical form of ginger historically was called "Jamaica ginger"

It was classified as a stimulant and carminative, and used frequently for dyspepsia and colic. Ginger is on the FDA's 'generally recognized as safe' list, though it does interact with some medications, including warfarin.

Ginger is contraindicated in people suffering from gallstones as the herb promotes the release of bile from the gallbladder. Ginger may also decrease joint pain from arthritis may have blood thinning and cholesterol lowering properties that may make it useful for treating heart disease

Added by wikiherbia on Fri 13 Jul 2012 on 10:30 am GMT

Updated by wikiherbia on Fri 13 Jul 2012 at 10:30 am GMT