Actions: Zingiber officinale has a pungent, stimulating, warming effect on the body with a sweet and nourishing vipaka. The constituents work together to stimulate circulation, digestion and to promote movement in all of the body systems, when used with appropriate constitutions and conditions. Some main actions are:
- G.I. Tonic
Indications: Indigestion, arthritis, gas, nausea, heartburn, inflammation, upper respiratory tract
Safety/Contraindications: Should not be used in the cause of gallstones. Can increase absorption of other medications. Increases Pitta dosha.
Preparations and Doses:
- Tea: 1g/cup TID (3x daily)
- Fresh Herb: 5-10g QID (4x daily)
- Dry Herb: 2-4 g in TID