Herbs, Spices

Ginger Scientific Name

Zingiber officinale

Ginger Other Names

English: Ginger
Hindi: Adarakh

What is Ginger?

Ginger is a herb that comes from the roots of the plant. Originally from China, Japan and India, it is now grown in South America, Africa and Middle east.
Apart from being a flavoring agent in food and beverages, Ginger is packed with nutraceutical properties. The active chemical in Ginger known as Gingerol is a phenolic compound, found to be effective in reducing nausea and inflammation. Gingerol helps in fighting flu, throat infections, aids digestion and helps in losing weight. It has shown to lower blood sugar levels in diabetics and improve overall heart health.

Common forms of Ginger

Dry Powder, Tablet, Capsules

Ginger Dosage

Powder: ¼ -½ teaspoon twice a day.
Capsule: 1-2 capsules twice a day.
Tablet: 1-2 tablets twice a day.

Ginger Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Heartburn, Diarrhoea, Burping and stomach discomfort.
Not so common side-effect: Menstrual bleeding was reported by some women who consumed Ginger.
Pregnant and nursing mothers: Not known.
Children: Not known.

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