PROPERTIES: warming, relaxing
PARTS USED: rhizome
Native to Asia, this common spice is added to both sweet and savory dishes. The rhizome of the plant is used both for taste and medicinal purposes. The early doctors thought ginger was helpful for the digestive tract because its shape resembled one. Coincidentally, it is one of the most helpful allies for digestive issues, especially nausea. A close relative to turmeric, ginger is also helpful for those working with chronic inflammation.
reduces inflammation and eases pain from arthritis, muscle soreness, plantar fasciitis, sprains, headache, & PMS
decreases nausea & bloating
lessens morning sickness & motion sickness
melts away resistance
counteracts worry & overthinking