(Wild Ginger, Wildegemmer, Isiphephethu, Indungulo)
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND PAIN RELIEVER
HISTORY AND TRADITIONAL USE
The highly aromatic roots of this rare Southern African plant are
regarded as Africa’s best natural anti-inflammatory remedy,
and it has a long history of use in African traditional medicine
for a range of conditions including headaches, influenza and colds,
mild asthma, sinusitis, throat infections and bad breath.
It is considered an excellent antiseptic, circulatory stimulant
(including the blood and the lymph) and overall body detoxifier.
It helps reduce high blood pressure and body temperature in fevers.
It inhibits clotting, thins the blood and lowers cholesterol. It
is a mild sedative, balancing mood swings and calming hysteria.
It has an expectorant action in the lungs, expelling phlegm and
relieving coughs and chest infections.
It stimulates the appetite and enhances digestion and is well
known for relieving nausea and vomiting, settling the stomach and
soothing indigestion and heartburn. It relieves colic, abdominal
pain and spasm, and helps to relieve griping caused by diarrhea.
It is good for PMS, relaxes menstrual cramping, promotes menstruation
and helps with delayed and scanty periods. It also relieves painful
ovulation and is used to invigorate the reproductive system altogether.
Recent research has also found that African Ginger may help prevent
strokes and hardening of the arteries. In rural Africa it has even
traditionally been used as protection against lightning and snakes!
CONTRAINDICATIONS AND SIDE-EFFECTS
Patients with gall bladder disease or a history of gallstones should
consult their health care professional prior to using African Ginger.
Because of its heating properties it is not recommended for those
who do not tolerate heat well or those with gastritis or peptic
ulcers. African Ginger should not be taken while on anti-coagulants
such as Heparin and Warfarin, and it is recommended that the use
of the product be stopped two weeks prior to elective surgery.
When used at the recommended dose, there are no documented side-effects.
Do not use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
- African Ginger 100mg tablets - 712003-001
Ginger 100mg tablet
|Servings per container
|Amount per serving
% Daily value
|* Daily value not established
Free of corn, yeast, wheat, soy, salt, sugar and dairy
products and formulated without preservatives, artificial
colours or flavours. Suitable for vegans.
Suggested Use: 1 capsule twice daily or as directed
by a healthcare practitioner.
Do not use during pregnancy or while breast feeding.
Organically grown without the use of synthetic pesticides,
herbicides or chemical fertilizers.
Pesticide residue free