Ginger Powder (Zingiber officinale)

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*Ginger has been used by herbal practitioners for thousands of years and is often referred to as a universal herb that can address many issues. Ginger is considered as a heating root, which helps to jump-start our digestive fire and increases circulation. In addition to having medicinal qualities, Ginger improves the taste of your favorite culinary dishes. It also can enhance appetite by stimulating your taste buds. If you partake in a heavy meal, then gas tends to accumulate in the abdomen region. In order to counter the effects of gas, Ginger Tea can assist.

*Benefits include improving the assimilation of nutrients to targeted body tissues, increasing joint flexibility, clearing the micro-circulatory channels for better absorption, eliminates wastes, promotes heart function, supports a healthy digestive system, boosts the immune system, supports the respiratory system and healthy liver and cleanses throat.

Suggested Use: 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon in powdered form, once or twice daily or use as directed by your health practitioner.

Botanical Name – Zingeber Officinale
Family – Zingiberaceae
English Name – Ginger

Morphology
It is an herbaceous perennial which grows annual pseudostems (false stems made of the rolled bases of leaves) about a meter tall bearing narrow leaf blades. The inflorescence bear pale yellow with purple flowers and arises directly from the rhizome on separate shoots. Ginger grows to a height of 2 – 4 feet. The leaves are up to 1 foot in length.

Physical and chemical properties of Ginger
Taste – Pungent
Quality – Heavy, dry, strong
Potency – Hot
Post Digestive Effect – Sweet

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