Ginger, a multifaceted herb, is crucial in the battle
against cardiovascular health. The volatile oils of the versatile ginger plant are
responsible for its active medicinal properties as well as for its pungent odour
commonly found in Asian or Indian cooking.
Ginger may offer substantial protection to the heart and circulation because of its
ability to support normal blood clotting. Studies suggest ginger inhibits the synthesis of
some prostaglandin's that are associated with constriction of blood vessels and platelet
clumping as well as inflammation.
For centuries, traditional Chinese medicine has valued ginger as a tonic for digestion. It
is commonly used for indigestion today because ginger is thought to be in the stomach and
GI tract. As the ginger herb eases the transport of substances through the digestive
tract, it soothes the intestinal walls. Ginger is also believed to supports the production
and secretion of bile from the liver and gallbladder. Bile aids in the digestion of fats,
and its secretion helps healthier cholesterol levels.
In traditional Chinese medicine the herb ginger is used to
enhance the absorption of some herbs. Ginger has been shown to relieve motion sickness and
Ginger is also known as: