Ginger isn't just for cookies

May 8, 2012


This month on the Herbal Collections blog, local master herbalist Mary Colvin explains the virtues of ginger.

She writes, "Here in America, we have what is called Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense).  This is a creeping perennial with heart shaped leaves that is found in rich wooded areas.  Wild Ginger root was highly prized by the American Indian tribes for many afflictions.  It was used for indigestion, heart troubles, female complaints, coughs, colds, throat ailments, and nervous conditions."

For more on the benefits of ginger, click HERE.


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Two words: Ginger Beer.








Ginger stops nausea
but do not over do it
Too much makes it worse


Thank you, Unabasho.  Those with sensitive stomachs should not have more than 3 cups per day if you are using 2 teaspoons of freshly grated ginger root.  The recommendation was for 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger root and that can be tolerated better if someone is not use to a spicy herb.  One or two cups should take care of the nausea.  If you still find yourself suffering, you can drink another cup of ginger tea or switch to another herb; such as red raspberry leaves, peppermint, or spearmint. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me on my website.

Yellow Snow

Fresh ginger has such an amazingly different taste than powdered.  We buy a small piece of fresh and freeze it as it grates easily and keeps for a long time.  Great for oriental recipes.  I look forward to your Sandusky event on May 19 at Health Plus Natural Foods.  Thanks for sponsoring this program.


 what are female complaints?


It's a nice way of saying, "symptoms associated with menstruation or menopause".