December 2011 - Herbs for Healing Newsletter in association with Transition Tradition:
Ginger and its medicinal benefits
Ginger and turmeric come from the same plant
family, the zingiberaceae. Both rhizomes have antiinflammatory
Like turmeric, ginger also helps to ease inflammation
and pain. It can significantly reduce symptoms of
osteoarthritis in the knee or other inflammations in
Over the last 30 or 40 years many laboratories
have provided scientific support that ginger shares
pharmacological properties with non-steroidal antiinflammatory
drugs. More interestingly, ginger has a
better therapeutic profile and fewer side effects.
Herbal treatment should not be reduced to being purely a drug replacement however... The holistic approach goes much further and aims to address the root cause of inflammatory processes by also looking at diet, life style and emotional aspects, for example.