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Ginger Chinese Remedy

Updated on March 3, 2010

The Ginger Chinese Medicine

Ginger is one of the most common ingredients in chinese medicine for stomachs.
Ginger is one of the most common ingredients in chinese medicine for stomachs.

Introduction to Ginger and it's Use in Chinese Medicine

Ginger is an incredibly common plant which appears in slightly varying forms around the world. This highly available Chinese remedy has been known for thousands of years, and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to relieve a number of illnesses, most notable stomach complaints, and digestive issues.

There are plenty of Ginger Home Remedies available today which are based on the Chinese medicines of the past. The proven success of these traditional Chinese herbal treatments using ginger have astounded scientists, and Ginger still remains one of the best home remedies for ailments such as sickness, and diarrhea.

Ginger can be bought in liquid, capsule and raw forms, and is easily grown in your own garden. Once grown ginger can be easily added to food, used to make tea, or eaten raw to relieve certain conditions!

What Does Ginger Treat?

Ginger can be used to treat a variety of ailments, as well as used to make your food taste great. the traditional Chinese remedies which have utilized Ginger have focused on everything from the common cold, to morning sickness. Ginger treats a whole host of symptoms effectively, and has received scientific backing on it's effectiveness as a herbal remedy!

Chinese Medicine Ginger Remedy for Digestive Ailments

Gingers most common medical application in Chinese medicine and modern day home remedies are for stomach and digestive ailments. When it comes to traditional Chinese medicine ginger is used to improve digestion, prevent food poisoning, preventing diarrhea, and relieving sickness. Saying Ginger relieves sickness is a rather broad statement, however it can effectively lower motion sickness, morning sickness, sickness from bad food and overeating, as well as sickness from illness.

Chinese Medicine Ginger Remedy for Respiratory Ailments

Ginger is well known in Chinese medicine for it's usefulness in cutting through phlegm in the lungs, helping to ventilate your lungs. As well as clearing the build up of mucus it also soothes the throat, making it a great supplement in raw or tea form for anyone suffering from a cold, a bad cough or the flu. ginger is also becoming increasingly common among smokers and ex-smokers, since it helps relieve some of the respiratory problems caused by smoking.

Ginger Chinese Medicine Treatment for Circulatory Ailments

Ginger is often used in conjunction with other herbs in Chinese medicine to improve blood circulation to limbs, as well as help your heart. Several modern herbal remedies for heart problems also use Ginger, although it goes without saying that heart issues also require careful dietary control, and a visit to the doctor!

Other Uses of Ginger

In recent times Ginger has grown in popularity as a herbal remedy for the same reasons as it's Chinese past. however it has also found use in another area. The rather embarrassing affliction of Worms can be treated by chewing on raw ginger. A couple of ginger slices twice a day for a month will give you a good chance of ridding yourself of these parasites, without having to visit a doctor or pharmacy for medication!

Ginger is also often cooked in to food and boiled to create a delicious tea. both of these culinary uses of ginger help you maintain a healthy diet, and stave off many of the problems which it can be used as a cure for!

Preperation of Ginger for Chinese Medicine

Ginger can be used in various forms for Chinese herbal remedies.

  • Raw Ginger - Some Chinese Medicines simply require a person to chew raw ginger!
  • Sliced Ginger - Sliced ginger is often used in foods, or used as a less intense form  of chewing a whole raw root.
  • Pulped Ginger - Is crushed ginger mixed with a small amount of water, this is often used when mixing ginger in to other foods.
  • Stewed Ginger - Ginger stewed in water results in a liquid form of Ginger, such as Ginger tea, Ginger beer, or when distilled, an essence of ginger.
  • Cooked Ginger - Ginger can be cooked in to a variety of foods.
  • Ground Ginger - The grinding of ginger produce a fine dust like result, Ground ginger can easily be added as a spice, or suppliment to nearly anything!


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    • daviddwarren22 profile image

      daviddwarren22 6 years ago

      Very useful hub!Thanks for the wonderful ideas about the benefits of ginger you shared. Voted up and shared.

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      DanPowers 7 years ago from Tokyo

      Ginger is great. Did you know you can freeze the roots? It makes them last much longer as well as being easier to grate!