Ginger Root

While you might associate ginger with cooking, ginger root is actually one of the most used herbs by traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic practitioners. This warming herb enhances circulation and is used to treat digestive orders as well as arthritis, motion sickness, headaches, respiratory tract infections, and even cardiovascular disease.

This herb can help with vomiting and nausea as well as coughs, cold and flu and stimulates the digestive organs as well as stimulating the liver and gallbladder to secrete bile. This can help you digest fats as well as helps reduce bloating and gas.

Ginger inhibits the release of prostaglandins which makes it a natural anti-inflammatory as it has been used for centuries, but modern tests have now proven that its anti-inflammatory properties can help you without having the stuff I coming effects of aspirin.

Ginger root also can help with your cardiovascular health because it causes platelets to be less likely to clump which can help prevent hardening of the arteries. Studies in animals have shown that it can help improve the pumping of the heart and data can also make other herbs more effective.

You can take ginger root is a key, it takes sure or even capsules and tablets. You should try to get 1000 to 2000 mg a day. Side effects are rare although some people to report heartburn and since it does stimulate production of bile, experts recommend that you avoid the herb if you have gallstones. People on blood thinning drugs such as Kuwait and should consult their physician before taking ginger root as the blood thinning effects may affect their medication.

Ginger root has shown to be effective for treating nausea and vomiting from either food poisoning, the flu or even chemotherapy. It is also great for motion sickness and were shown in a 1982 study to work even better than Dramamine. Some other things that is said to help, but studies have not proven this yet include arthritis and cholesterol.