African Ginger

African Ginger

Siphonochilus aethiopicus
(Wild Ginger, Wildegemmer, Isiphephethu, Indungulo)



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!


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.


60 x 1-0mg tablets

NAPPI CODES: African Ginger 100mg tablets – 712003-001

African Ginger 100mg tablet

Serving size 1 tablet
Servings per container 60
Amount per serving % Daily value
Siphonochilus aethiopicus 100mg *
* Daily value not established

Inactive Ingredients:

  • Microcrystalline cellulose
  • Potato starch
  • Silicone dioxide
  • Magnesium Stearate

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