aka Zingiber officinale
Water: once a day
Soil: good drainage
Fertilizer: twice a month
Treat Many Forms of Nausea, Especially Morning Sickness : Ginger appears to be highly effective against nausea. For example, it has a long history of use as a sea sickness remedy, and there is some evidence that it may be as effective as prescription medication
Ginger may also relieve nausea and vomiting after surgery, and in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy . But it may be the most effective when it comes to pregnancy-related nausea, such as morning sickness. Can be consumed as a tea or added to diet.
Ginger May Reduce Muscle Pain and Soreness : Ginger has been shown to be effective against exercise-induced muscle pain. Consuming 2 grams of ginger per day, for 11 days, significantly reduced muscle pain in people performing elbow exercises. Ginger does not have an immediate impact, but may be effective at reducing the day-to-day progression of muscle pain These effects are believed to be mediated by it's anti inflammatory properties.
Treat Chronic Indigestion : Chronic indigestion (dyspepsia) is characterized by recurrent pain and discomfort in the upper part of the stomach. It is believed that delayed emptying of the stomach is a major driver of indigestion. Interestingly, ginger has been shown to speed up emptying of the stomach in people with this condition.
Reduce Menstrual Pain : Menstrual pain refers to pain felt during a woman's menstrual cycle. One of the traditional uses of ginger is for pain relief, including menstrual pain.
Ginger can reduce pain as effectively as the drugs mefenamic acid and ibuprofen.
Ginger Can Help Fight Infections : Gingerol, the bioactive substance in fresh ginger, can help lower the risk of infections. In fact, ginger extract can inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria. It is very effective against the oral bacteria linked to inflammatory diseases in the gums, such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Fresh ginger may also be effective against the RSV virus, a common cause of respiratory infections.