Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Healing Properties

  • Analgesic:
  • Antiinflammatory:
  • Antimicrobial:
  • Blood Pressure: Improves Blood Flow and Blood Pressure Regulation.
  • Carminative:[1]
  • Diffusive:
  • Digestion:
    • Antiulcer:
    • The major active component of ginger is gingerol, which has been shown to increase the motility of the gastrointestinal tract.[2]
    • Bioavailability: Ginger provides bioavailability activity in a range of 30-75%[2]
  • Bioenhancer: Ginger increases the bioavailability of different antibiotics (azithromycin, erythromycin, cephalexin, cefadroxil, amoxicillin, and cloxacillin).[2]
  • Heart Health:
  • Rubefacient:
  • Stimulating Diaphoretic:
  • Stimulating Expectorant:
  • Vermifuge:
  • Antipyretic: Ginger has been shown to help reduce fever.[1]

Disease / Symptom Treatment

  • Infections:
  • Nausea:


  1. Forêt, Rosalee de la. Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal. Hay House, Inc., 2017. Citations:

  2. Study Type: Meta Analysis
    Title: Herbal Plants as Potential Bioavailability Enhancers
    Author(s): Josline Y. Salib and Sayed A. El-Toumy
    Publication: Plant- and Marine- Based Phytochemicals for Human Health: Attributes, Potential, and Use
    Date: November 2018
    Abstract: Although flavonoids have shown promising health properties under experimental conditions, yet low biavailability of some flavonoids needs to be enhanced for full exploitation of their therapeutic benefits in prevention and treament of diseases. The available scientific research on herbal bioenhancers has shown to produce more efficacious and safe medicine with significant effect on bioavailability when coadministered or pretreated with many drugs and neutraceuticals. Among these natural extracts/compounds such as Zingiber officinale, Allium sativum, Carum carvi, Cuminum cyminum, quercetin, naringin, genistein, curcumin, glycyrrhizin, and capsaicin are included and discussed in this chapter.
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