Ginger : El Jengibre
Ginger is the underground stem or rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale and has been used as a medicine in Asian, Indian, and Arabic herbal traditions since ancient times. It has been used to aid digestion and treat stomach upset, diarrhea, and nausea for more than 2,000 years and has also been used to help treat arthritis, colic, and heart conditions. Of course, ginger continues to be used around the world as an important cooking spice.
What is it:
The important active components of the ginger root are thought to be volatile oils and pungent phenol compounds (such as gingerols and shogaols).
Today, health care professionals commonly recommend to help prevent or treat nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness, pregnancy, and cancer chemotherapy. It is also used as a digestive aid for mild stomach upset, as support in inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, and may even be used in heart disease or cancer. Its medical uses include:
Motion Sickness, Pregnancy Related Nausea and Vomiting, Chemotherapy nausea, Nausea and vomiting following surgery, Inflammation (muscle pain, arthritis), anti-carcinogen.
Ginger can be found in the InnOrbit infusions Slim&Fit, Calm&Relax and Up&Go.