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  Ginger
Ginger is a knotted, thick, beige underground stem (rhizome).
Ginger is used as support in inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, and may even be used in heart disease or cancer.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) and the gingerols inhibit the growth of Cag A+ strains of Helicobacter pylori.
www.umm.edu /altmed/articles/ginger-000246.htm   (2267 words)

  
 botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Ginger - Herb Profile and Information
Ginger is a perennial root which creeps and increases underground, in tuberous joints; in the spring it sends up from its roots a green reed, like a stalk, 2 feet high, with narrow lanceolate leaves; these die down annually.
Ginger flowers have an aromatic smell and the bruised stem a characteristic fragrance, but the root is considered the most useful part of the plant, and must not be used under a year's growth.
Ginger Tea is a hot infusion very useful for stoppage of the mensesdue to cold, externally it is a rubefacient.
www.botanical.com /botanical/mgmh/g/ginger13.html   (0 words)

  
 Ginger
Ginger is said to stimulate gastric juices, and provide warming and soothing effects for colds and coughs.
Ginger root should be kept in a cool, dry place, usually at 40 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
Ginger is an excellent natural remedy for nausea, motion sickness, morning sickness and general stomach upset due to its carminative effect that helps break up and expel intestinal gas.
www.gourmetsleuth.com /ginger.htm   (1070 words)

  
 Ginger Snaps (2000)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"Ginger Snaps" is one of the darkest werewolf films made, and one of the most realistic, too.
Ginger (Katharine Isabelle, who starred in this year's "Freddy vs. Jason") is a happy 16-year-old with a low social life status.
Her sister is put off by Ginger's new image, and is uneasy with the new, cruel, cool Ginger, who no longer hangs out with her sister.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0210070   (0 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Herbs and Supplements: Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe)
Ginger is used orally, topically, and intramuscularly for a wide array of other conditions, without scientific evidence of benefit.
Ginger supplements should be avoided by individuals with a known allergy to ginger or other members of the Zingiberaceae family, including Alpinia formosana, Alpinia purpurata (red ginger), Alpinia zerumbet (shell ginger), Costus barbatus, Costus malortieanus, Costus pictus, Costus productus, Dimerocostus strobilaceus, or Elettaria cardamomum (green cardamom).
In theory, ginger may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with herbs and supplements that are believed to increase the risk of bleeding (although clear human evidence is lacking).
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/druginfo/natural/patient-ginger.html   (1982 words)

  
 The Ginger People - Health Info
The enzymes in ginger are similar to papain found in papaya, which gently break down proteins and tenderize meats.
Ginger is being investigated as a potential weapon in the battle of the bulge.
Ginger has been shown to stimulate circulation and the warmth it imparts to the body corrects the surface chilliness associated with colds.
www.gingerpeople.com /health.html   (1195 words)

  
 Ginger
Ginger is commonly used in the Ayurvedic and Tibb systems of medicine for the treatment of inflammatory joint diseases, such as arthritis and rheumatism.
While ginger is a popular remedy for nausea of pregnancy, it has only been clinically studied for very severe nausea and vomiting known as hyperemesis gravidarum.
Ginger may potentially be used for nausea associated with anesthesia or chemotherapy, but only under the supervision of a physician.
www.pccnaturalmarkets.com /health/Herb/Ginger.htm   (1092 words)

  
 Ginger
Ginger has been shown to act as a dual inhibitor of both cyclooxygenase and lipooxygenase to inhibit leukotriene synthesis (27) and caregeenan-induced rat-paw edema in animal models of inflammation (28).
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo—controlled trial of the use of ginger extract for the treatment of knee and hip OA (29), results revealed that the beneficial effects of ginger over placebo were small and inconsistent.
Ginger should not be recommended at present for treatment of arthritis because of the limited efficacy shown in the very few studies performed.
www.arthritis.org /research/Bulletin/Vol52No12/ginger.asp   (383 words)

  
 Ginger - Supplements
Ginger is also thought to increase the tone and movement of the intestines, and to promote heart health.
Although human studies are not documented for the use of ginger as a cardioprotective agent, animal studies have demonstrated that ginger treatment may inhibit platelet aggregation (and therefore formation of potentially lethal blood clots within vessels), and it may also reduce total cholesterol levels.
Ginger is a relatively inexpensive supplement, and can be enjoyed as a spice in many forms, including ginger beer (a Jamaican treat), candied ginger, sautéed ginger, etc. Most forms of ginger ale contain synthetic ginger flavors rather than real ginger, and should not be expected to aid an upset stomach.
www.supplementwatch.com /supatoz/supplement.asp?supplementId=141   (1209 words)

  
 WHFoods: Ginger
Ginger is the underground rhizome of the ginger plant with a firm, striated texture.
In this research, ginger was shown to suppress the pro-inflammatory compounds (cytokines and chemokines) produced by synoviocytes (cells comprising the synovial lining of the joints), chrondrocytes (cells comprising joint cartilage) and leukocytes (immune cells).
Ginger is not a commonly allergenic food and is not known to contain measurable amounts of goitrogens, oxalates, or purines.
www.whfoods.com /genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=72   (2925 words)

  
 Ginger
Ginger is a known diaphoretic, meaning it causes one to sweat.
Ginger root is also used to treat nausea related to both motion sickness and morning sickness.
Ginger's therapeutic properties effectively stimulate circulation of the blood, removing toxins from the body, cleansing the bowels and kidneys, and nourishing the skin.
www.theepicentre.com /Spices/ginger.html   (1005 words)

  
 Ginger, Zingiber officinale, Ardrakam, Shunthi, Adrak, Sunth, black ginger, race ginger, African ginger, sheng jiang, ...
Ginger is commonly used in the Ayurvedic and Tibb systems of medicine for the treatment of inflammatory joint diseases, such as arthritis.
Ginger, when used on a daily basis, was found to improve the elevated levels of the liver enzymes alanine amino- transferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST).
Ginger is used in the following ayurvedic remedies: katu rasam, ushna veeryam, vata-kapha-haram, katu- vipaka, lagu, snigdam, pachanam, ruchyam, vrishyam, swaryam, vibhanda haram, in grahani agnimanthyam.
www.holistic-online.com /Herbal-Med/_Herbs/h61.htm   (1667 words)

  
 ginger; gingerroot - Allrecipes
Mature ginger has a tough skin that must be carefully peeled away to preserve the delicate, most desirable flesh just under the surface.
The flavor of dried ground ginger is very different from that of its fresh form and is not an appropriate substitute for dishes specifying fresh ginger.
Ginger is the flavor that has long given the popular beverages GINGER ALE and GINGER BEER their claim to fame.
allrecipes.com /howto/ginger-gingerroot/detail.aspx   (574 words)

  
 Ginger - Glossary - Hormel Foods
Pickled ginger and preserved ginger are both forms that have been preserved in a brine of either sweet vinegar for the pickled version or sugar and salt for the preserved version.
Pickled ginger is often served as an appetizer, while the pink pickled version is a common condiment for Japanese sushi, where it is referred to as gari.
Preserved ginger is commonly used as a garnish for meats and fish, as a seasoning for desserts or candy, and as an ingredient in salads, sushi dishes, and speciality sandwiches.
www.hormel.com /kitchen/glossary.asp?id=33682&catitemid=   (705 words)

  
 Ginger oil (Zingiber officinale) - information on the origin, source, extraction method, chemical composition, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ginger essential oil is extracted from the plant Zingiberaceae officinale of the Zingiberaceae family and is also known as Common or Jamaica Ginger.
Ginger oil is used in the treatment of fractures, rheumatism, arthritis, bruising, carbuncles, nausea, hangovers, travel and sea sickness, colds and flu, catarrh, congestion, coughs, sinusitis, sores on the skin, sore throat, diarrhea, colic, cramps, chills and fever.
Ginger oil is well suited to help ease colds and flu, nausea, motion sickness, morning sickness, muscle aches and pains, as well as poor circulation and arthritic pain.
www.essentialoils.co.za /essential-oils/ginger.htm   (878 words)

  
 Floridata: Zingiber officinale
Ginger is often grown in a container and brought indoors in winter when water and light are reduced and the plant is allowed to "rest." Common cooking gingers are rarely found in garden centers as potted plants because they do not have much ornamental value.
This is ginger root (actually a rhizome), the part of the plant that is eaten and from which the spice is obtained.
Ginger has been used in Asia for thousands of years for relief from arthritis, rheumatism, sprains, muscular aches and pains, catarrh, congestion, coughs, sinusitis, sore throats, diarrhea, colic, cramps, indigestion, loss of appetite, motion sickness, fever, flu, chills, and infectious disease.
www.floridata.com /ref/Z/zing_off.cfm   (535 words)

  
 Ginger
Ginger is commonly used in the Ayurvedic and Tibb systems of medicine for the treatment of inflammatory joint diseases, such as arthritis and rheumatism.
Ginger has been shown to reduce the symptoms of motion sickness associated with travel by boat and, to a lesser extent, car.
Ginger may potentially be used for nausea associated with anesthesia or chemotherapy, but only under the supervision of a physician.
www.gianteagle.com /healthnotes/Herb/Ginger.htm   (1053 words)

  
 Welcome to The Ginger People - Home of the World's Best Quality Ginger
With state-of-the-art ginger factories in both California and Australia, Royal Pacific prides itself in being the most innovative, quality-oriented and environmentally conscious ginger producer in the world.
With ginger's endless versatility and impressive medicinal properties, it truly is the spice of life.
We are proud to announce that Ginger Soother is a sofi silver finalist in the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) 2007 award competition.
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 Kitchen Dictionary: ginger
Ginger juice is the juice of the root.
Candied or crystallized ginger is ginger cooked in a sugar syrup, while preserved ginger is in a sugar-salt mixture: both of these are used primarily for sweets and desserts.
Pickled ginger, used as a palate cleanser with sushi, is ginger preserved in sweet vinegar.
www.recipezaar.com /library/getentry.zsp?id=166   (279 words)

  
 ACS :: Ginger
Ginger is a plant native to southeast Asia that is also grown in the United States, China, India, and various tropical regions.
Ginger has been used to control or prevent nausea, vomiting, and motion sickness; as an anti-inflammatory (a drug that reduces pain and swelling as in arthritis), a cold remedy, an aid to digestion; and a remedy for intestinal gas.
While ginger may be an effective herb in treating nausea and vomiting associated with some cancer treatments, it may also interfere with blood clotting which could be life threatening to some patients receiving chemotherapy.
www.cancer.org /docroot/ETO/content/ETO_5_3X_Ginger.asp?sitearea=ETO   (1224 words)

  
 Ginger - Zingiber officinale
Ginger is a tropical plant that has green-purple flowers and an aromatic underground stem (called a rhizome).
Ginger is used in Asian medicine to treat stomach aches, nausea, and diarrhea.
Ginger is used to alleviate postsurgery nausea as well as nausea caused by motion, chemotherapy, and pregnancy.
nccam.nih.gov /health/ginger/index.htm   (385 words)

  
 Ginger : by Ray Sahelian, M.D., ginger benefits ginger research
Ginger is effective for relieving the severity of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.
Ginger significantly lowered lipid peroxidation by maintaining the activities of the antioxidant enzymes -- superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione peroxidase in rats.
Ginger was nontoxic up to a dose of 1500 mg/kg body weight, the highest drug dose that could be tested for acute toxicity.
www.raysahelian.com /ginger.html   (1682 words)

  
 Ginger Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ginger lowers cholesterol levels by impairing cholesterol absorption, helping it convert to bile acids and then increasing bile elimination.
Ginger is used in teas, ginger ale, ginger beer, capsules, broths, and as a spice when cooking Asian and Jamaican dishes.
Ginger tea for coughs, nausea, digestion, and arthritis can be made by adding 2 tsp (10 ml) of freshly grated root or powdered root to 1 cup (250 ml) of boiling water and steeping for 10 minutes.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2603/is_0003/ai_2603000387   (851 words)

  
 Ginger
The traditional uses of ginger include treatment of ailments involving the large intestine and colon, nausea, indigestion, paralysis of the tongue, morning sickness, vomiting, hot flashes, menstrual cramps and gas.
Taking ginger could be harmful for individuals with a low platelet count who have nausea and vomiting as side effects of chemotherapy.
Ginger also is available as a tea or candied, and can be found in Oriental food markets or in supermarket spice sections.
www.healthgoods.com /education/Nutrition_Information/Herbs/ginger.htm   (449 words)

  
 Ginger Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine - Find Articles
Ginger lowers cholesterol levels by impairing cholesterol absorption, helping it convert to bile acids and then increasing bile elimination.
Ginger is used in teas, ginger ale, ginger beer, capsules, broths, and as a spice when cooking Asian and Jamaican dishes.
Ginger tea for coughs, nausea, digestion, and arthritis can be made by adding 2 tsp (10 ml) of freshly grated root or powdered root to 1 cup (250 ml) of boiling water and steeping for 10 minutes.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2603/is_0003/ai_2603000387   (851 words)

  
 Ginger
Ginger is an excellent remedy for digestive problems, such as flatulence, nausea, indigestion, intestinal infections and certain types of food poisoning.
Ginger inhibits platelet aggregation, therefore, should be the ideal condiment for people predisposed to clotting which may lead to either heart-attack or stroke
Ginger owes its aroma to about 1 to 3% of volatile oils, which are bisabolene, zingiberene and zingiberol.
www.friedli.com /herbs/ginger.html   (546 words)

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