Ginger (Zingiber officinali) is originally from Southeast Asia although it is now cultivated in most tropical countries. The Greeks imported it from the East centuries before its recorded use in the 1st century A.D. Familiar as a spice and flavoring, ginger is also one of the world's best medicines. The Chinese consider ginger as an important drug to treat cold and encourage sweating. Ginger brings relief to digestion, stimulates circulation, reduce headaches and kills intestinal parasites.
Main properties of Ginger: Diaphoretic, carminative, circulatory stimulant, inhibits coughing, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic.