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Ginger Plant Monograph

Ginger fresh and powdered with Flora's Feast Botanicals

Grow | Make with Ginger

Zingiber officinale

Zingiberaceae family with turmeric, cardamom and galangal.

Native to Asia, ginger is now widely cultivated. Its natural habitat is in a hot and humid location with a long growing season, but can be grown in cooler climates.

While there are some similar usage occasions, this plant is unrelated to Native American wild ginger and is not a replacement for Zingiber.


Warm I Dry I Stimulant I Pungent

Aromatic I Analgesic I Anti-inflammatory I Antispasmodic I Antimicrobial I Carminative I Diaphoretic I Emmenagogue I Expectorant I Sialagogue I Rubefacient I Tonic


The rhizome is used for herbal preparations. Often confused as a root, it is actually an underground, horizontal stem.

🔥Ginger acts as a catalyst in formulas to give it energy and flow.🔥

Tea: nausea, bloating, gas, diarrhea, indigestion, dry mouth, digestion of fats, any kind of cramp, morning sickness, motion sickness, colds, cough, sore throats, fever, chest congestion, delayed menstruation, pelvic circulation, heart circulation, high cholesterol, headaches, cold hands and feet, fatigue

Oil: pain, inflammation, stiff joints, muscle pain, back pain, earaches, cold hands and feet

Wash/Compress: toothache, headache, stiff joints, pain, inflammation, dandruff

Essential Oil: chest, coughs, bloating, gas, constipation, muscle pain, muscle cramps, fatigue, circulation, strains

Flower Essence: clears stagnant energy, moves beyond what holds us back

Culinary: syrup, with meat, stewed fruit, chutneys, preserves

For educational purposes only. Not intended for medical advice. Always consult your physician.

Gingerbread history with Flora's Feast Botanicals

Folklore & Fables of Ginger

“Had I but a penny in the world, thou shouldst have it for ginger bread”

- Shakespeare

Love’s Labour’s Lost

It's species name Zingiber comes from interpretations of the Sanskrit words "shringavera" meaning "shaped like deer's antlers" and srngavera meaning "horn."

Common names include ginger root, jake root, Jamaican ginger.

Ruled by Mars and the signs Aries and Scorpio, its element is fire.

In the language of flowers, ginger flowers may signify "lasting memories of summer."

Symbolism includes:







Ginger inspires action. It boosts prayers and spells, and increases the speed at which they work.

Known as an aphrodisiac, it is mentioned in the Kama Sutra as arousing sexual energy.

Energetically stimulating, it is actually relaxing within a bath.

In a wedding bouquet, it symbolizes good cheer and health.

In the birthing room, a family would share one cup of ginger tea to strengthen the familial connection.

In the 13th century, one pound of ginger was worth a sheep.

Gingerbread men were invented by Queen Elizabeth I whom had her royal gingerbread maker shape the baked goods like foreign dignitaries for a banquet so she could cheekily chomp their heads off.

At the same time, witches were creating love tokens for young women looking to snag a mate. If the gal was able to get her desired gentleman to eat her gingerbread man, nuptials were soon in their future.


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