Zingiber / Ginger Root Tincture
£5.38 – £13.50
Tincture made by a process of hydro-ethanolic percolation, with a ratio of 1 part Ginger Root to 2 parts liquid. Liquid comprises of 10% water and 90% sugar beet derived ethanol.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine.
It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual pseudostems about a meter tall bearing narrow leaf blades.
Ginger is in the family Zingiberaceae, to which also belong turmeric (Curcuma longa), cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), and galangal.
Ginger originated in the tropical rainforests from the Indian subcontinent to Southern Asia where ginger plants show considerable genetic variation. As one of the first spices exported from the Orient, ginger arrived in Europe during the spice trade, and was used by ancient Greeks and Romans. India and China are the largest suppliers of the herb used today.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Analgesic – Ginger has been used to treat pain and traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicinal uses include ginger root in herbal arthritis treatment.
Anti-Fungal – Ginger contains many anti-fungal compounds which make it a popular herb for treating athlete’s foot.
Anti-Inflammatory – Studies have shown that ginger root inhibits the production of cytokines, which promote inflammation.
Cordial – Heart health is another benefit of ginger use.
Expectorant – The root has also been used to treat some of the symptoms of common cold and flu such as loosening phlegm and treating chills.
Nausea – The traditional use of Ginger has been to treat nausea and other related ailments such as morning sickness and motion sickness.
Stomachic – Ginger is used to stimulate the appetite. Ginger root has also been used to treat common gastrointestinal complaints such as flatulence, indigestion and diarrhoea.
Product is supplied in amber PET bottles with tamper evident screw tops.
250ml, 500ml, 1000ml