Dried sliced ginger root 4 ounces per package.
Ginger Root, Family: Zingiberaceae, is used worldwide. Numerous uses include a fragrance component in soaps and cosmetics. As a digestive, laxative, antitussive, antiflatulent, and antacid preparations. As a food flavoring, for cooking, for medicine, and to make both a pleasant tea and beer as well. Other common names are African Ginger, Black Ginger, Cochin Ginger, Gingembre, Ginger Root, Imber, Jamaica Ginger, Race Ginger, Zingiber officinalis, Zingiberis rhizoma. Zingiber officinale.
Dried Ginger (Gan Jiang) is widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine
1. Warms the center and expels cold: Used to treat chest and abdominal pain and distention, and vomiting or diarrhea due to interior cold blocking the middle associated with deficiency or excess.
2. Restores Yang: Used to treat cold limbs and extreme weakness associated with devastated yang.
3. Warms the lungs and transforms phlegm: Used to treat cold Phlegm coughing and panting.
4. Unblocks the channels and stops bleeding: Used to treat bleeding associated with cold obstructing the channels.
Fresh or Raw Ginger (Sheng Jiang) promotes sweating and dispersing exterior cold. While Dried Ginger (Gan Jiang) is more effective in warming Spleen and Stomach and expelling interior cold.
Topically, the fresh juice of ginger is used for treating thermal burns. The essential oil of ginger is used topically as an analgesic.
Ginger can counteract digestive disturbance. It contains the compound beta-sesquiphellandrene1 which kills cold virus (rhinovirus). Use anytime there is stomach upset, nauseau or vomiting. Very effective for morning sickness. A small amount goes a long way.
For kombucha brewing We recommend to add less than 25% dried ginger to regular tea (Camellia Sinensis) and seep to desired strength. The combination helps maintain the kombucha strain. Add a few slices just prior to bottling to increase the flavor and increase the sugar content for a sceondary ferment. Creates a fizzy evervessant tasty KT.
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