Herbs - Medicinal Plants
Bitter - aromatic, appetizer effect, digestion stimulating, cholagogue.
Antigastralgic, antiulcer, sialagogue (increases salivary secretion and its content in ptialina and mucin), carminative, antispasmodic, antitussive, expectorant, antipyretic, laxative (stimulates peristalsis and intestinal muscle tone), hypolipidemic and hypoglycemic. Gingerols and shogaols have a potent antiemetic action, higher than the dimenhydrinate action (Wichtl). (See pharmacological actions of medicinal plants)
Topically produces rubefacient and analgesic effects. By their properties, Ginger is indicated in poor appetite, dyspepsia, gastrointestinal ulcer, flatulence, hepatobiliary dyskinesias. Hyperemesis gravidarum, dizziness, dizziness by locomotion. Flu, colds, pharyngitis, rhinitis. Diabetes, arteriosclerosis prevention. In topical use for osteo inflammation, myalgia, muscle spasms, neuralgia, toothache. (See medicinal plants therapeutic indications)
However its properties, Ginger should be used with caution in pregnancy. High doses can cause gastrointestinal irritation and urticaria. Not be given to patients with disorders of blood coagulation or with gallstones. Must be carefully administered in cases of peptic ulcer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, liver disease, epilepsy, Parkinson and other neurological diseases.
It can cause contact dermatitis.
- Decoction: 3g/cup. Boil for 5 minutes. Three cups a day between meals.
- Dust: 2 g / day, in two or three takes.
- Ginger essential oil: 1 to 3 drops over a lump of sugar, in oily or hydroalcoholic solution, one to three times daily.
- Decoction to 5%, applied as a gargle or compresses.
- Tincture (1:5): in the form of friction or diluted to 5%, for gargling.
- Essential oil, alcoholic or oily solution.