Botanical name: Zingiber officinale
Amomum zingiber L.
Ginger has a long history of medicinal use that dates back to over 2,500 years.
Medicinally used part of the plant is the ‘‘root’’ both in fresh and dried forms.
The rhizome contains 1–4% essential oil and an oleoresin.
Ginger oil contains as its major components the sesquiterpene hydrocarbons zingiberene and bisabolene. The pungent principles gingerols and shogaols as well as zingerone are main constituents of Ginger oleoresin.
Ginger has been known to support digestion.
It has been used as a help relief from nausea and vomiting in motion sickness.
The description presented in the nutrients glossary is for informational purposes only. It is based on widely available scientific and / or traditional references. Levels vary by product. The ingredient in the product is not intended to prevent, treat, cure or alleviate the medical symptoms described.