Ginger has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine to treat stomach upset, nausea and diarrhea. Ayurvedic medicine utilizes it for the treatment of arthritis. Other traditional uses of ginger include colic, colds, fever, menstrual cramps and appetite stimulant. Research studies have shown its value for morning sickness of pregnancy, motion sickness, as an anti-inflammatory and to prevent blood clots and lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Ginger is a knotted, thick, beige underground stem (rhizome). The stem extends roughly 12 inches above ground with long, narrow, ribbed, green leaves, and white or yellowish-green flowers.
Volatile oil, acrid soft resin, resin insoluble in ether and oil, gum, starch, lignin, vegeto matter, asmazone, acetic acid, acetate of sulphur and pungent phenol compounds (such as gingerols and shogaols).
Fresh ginger Juice-10 to 20 ml per day,Dry Ginger Powder- 3-6 grams per day.