Big Tree African Ginger 60 x 100mg Tablets
(Wild Ginger, Wildegemmer, Isiphephethu, Indungulo)
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND PAIN RELIEVER
History and Traditional Uses
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 diarrhoea. 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!
Contraindications and Side Effects
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 100mg tablets
African Ginger 100mg tablets – 712003-001