Ginger - traditional medicine
Medicines containing ginger come in a variety of forms. The fresh or dried rhizome can be made into teas and tinctures, or powdered and put into capsules.
|Image: This minor ginger species, cassumunar ginger, was grown for medicinal uses.|
Pastoral communities in the southern India state of Tamil Nadu use ginger as a folk medicine to treat cattle suffering from gastric upset. They feed the ginger rhizome to cattle in the form of a herbal paste mixed with black pepper, asafoetida (Ferula species) and sweet flag (Acorus calamus).
This information is provided for general interest only. It is not intended as guidance for medicinal use. Further information on using herbal medicines is available.