Ginger and her cousin Turmeric are proud members of the zingiberaceae family and grow in sub-tropical, volcanic soils in the southern hemispheres. The plant is thought to have originated in tropical Asia and is widely cultivated in the Caribbean and Africa. many cultures report similar uses of this plant. It has been used as a favorite “diffusive” circulatory tonic and warming agent, to calm occasional nausea, and to aid in a healthy immune respiratory response. It has also been used to support a normal inflammatory response. Ginger is one of the most widely consumed aromatic spices on the planet.
Traditional Health Benefits of Ginger
What is Ginger Used for?
The fresh rhizome in Ginger is less hot and contains more of the flavor components such as triterpenoids and volatile oils which act on the peripheries of the body. The dried rhizome is quite hot from its concentration of pungent nonvolatile compounds known as gingerols and acts centrally to dispel what are referred to in Traditional Chinese Medicine as "Cold-Wind" conditions. Ginger has shown in numerous clinical trials to support a healthy inflammatory response and as a beneficial nausea aid. It is thought that Ginger promotes normal production of inflammatory markers which would explain its action on the immune system as well as its ability to promote healthy circulation and inflammatory responses.
Products Featuring Ginger
Fast-acting formula for supporting immune response at onset*
By combining two Gaia-grown® Echinacea species with Elderberry and Ginger, Gaia Herbs Quick Defense is our best-selling formula that supports a healthy immune response.*
Turmeric Supreme® Joint
Supports joint health so you can keep enjoying your active lifestyle*
Turmeric Supreme Joint combines the popular Ayurvedic herb, Turmeric, with other traditional herbs for supporting joint health so you can keep enjoying your active lifestyle.*
Turmeric Supreme® Pain
Traditionally for relief of occasional aches & pains when you overdo it*
Turmeric Supreme Pain combines Turmeric with other traditional herbs that support the relief of occasional aches and pains in times when you overdo it.*
Adaptogen Performance Mushrooms & Herbs
Traditionally for keeping your energy levels healthy*
Formerly Gaia Herbs Mushrooms + Herbs Cordyceps+. We live in a go-go-go world where it is easy to feel tired and rundown. Gaia Herbs Adaptogen Performance Mushrooms & Herbs contains a blend traditionally used to keep energy levels healthy.*
Traditional herbs for healthy reproductive function*
This new formula helps to support healthy hormone levels and ovulation rhythm.* With Organic Chaste Tree, Organic Ginger Root, and Cramp Bark, it also helps to maintain healthy cycles during preconception.*
Made with Peppermint
There's nothing more nerve-racking than having to worry about not-so-pleasant breath when talking to another person. Fresh Breath contains a blend of herbs formulated to not only freshen the breath, but to support mouth health as well.*
Great tasting immune support with Gaia-grown® Echinacea & Marshmallow*
Every parent dreads hearing the words, “I don’t feel good.” When your child is not feeling well, it can affect the entire household. This formula provides support for little ones when they need it most.*
GaiaKids® Tummy Tonic
Great tasting support for occasional upset tummies*
Developed by a Pediatric Naturopath, GaiaKids® Tummy Tonic provides great tasting support for occasional upset tummies.*
Ginger Root, Certified Organic
For relief from occasional nausea & upset stomach*
One of the most widely revered and commonly used herbs in Ayurvedic medicine, Ginger root provides relief from occasional nausea and upset stomach.*
Traditionally for supporting healthy digestion*
Containing two of the most widely revered herbs in Ayurvedic medicine — Ginger and Turmeric — this formula is traditionally for supporting healthy digestion and providing relief from occasional nausea.*
Traditional herbs for helping maintain already healthy blood sugar levels*
Blood sugar imbalances happen often — eating too much sugar, skipping meals, consuming caffeine — these can all trigger imbalances. Glycemic Health contains a blend of herbs traditionally used to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels already within a normal range.*
Maca Boost® Cacao Ginger
Supports peak performance at home, work & play*
Prized for centuries, Maca root is a caffeine-free, edible herbaceous plant that has been traditionally used to support healthy energy and stamina.* Gaia Herbs Maca Boost® Cacao Ginger powder supports peak performance at home, work and play.* It's made with organic Maca, which is e...
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Plant-based prebiotic for digestive health*
Gut health is the foundation for overall wellness.* Prebiotics offer the nourishment that your healthy digestive flora need to thrive within the GI tract. Support your digestive health with Microbiome Food, a pleasant plant-based prebiotic powder with Cinnamon and Ginger. Made wit...
Turmeric Boost® Restore
Ayurvedic herbs & Chai spices for whole body support*
Turmeric Boost® Restore is made with Ayurvedic herbs and real Chai spices and is a delicious addition to smoothies, juice, or dairy or non-dairy milk. It provides everyday whole body support with Turmeric to help reduce occasional inflammation due to normal daily wear and tear.*
Turmeric Supreme® Pain P.M.
Helps provide nighttime comfort from occasional pain, with Kava & Valerian root*
For thousands of years, Turmeric has been valued in Ayurveda, the traditional medicine system of India. Turmeric Supreme Pain P.M. combines Turmeric with other herbal extracts that help provide nighttime comfort from occasional pain to help you enjoy a good night of rest.*
Turmeric Supreme® Heart
Maintains heart health so you can keep enjoying your active lifestyle*
Turmeric helps reduce occasional inflammation due to normal daily wear and tear.* Gaia Herbs Turmeric Supreme Heart combines Turmeric with other herbal extracts to help maintain heart health so you can keep enjoying your active lifestyle.*
Turmeric Supreme® Sinus Support
Helps you stay feeling healthy during seasonal transitions*
Gaia Herbs Turmeric Supreme Sinus Support (formerly Turmeric Supreme Allergy) combines Turmeric with other herbal extracts to help you stay feeling healthy during seasonal transitions.* This formula also includes herbs traditionally used for sinus support so you can keep breathing ...
Turmeric Supreme® Immune Support
Traditionally for supporting overall well-being when you need it most*
Formerly Turmeric Supreme® Immune A.S.A.P. This formula combines Turmeric with other traditional herbs for supporting overall well-being when you need it most.* Help support your immune defenses so you can stay feeling your best.*
Whole Body Support Mushrooms & Herbs
Traditionally for staying active for the long-term*
Formerly Gaia Herbs Mushrooms + Herbs Reishi+Turmeric. We all know that daily physical activity is good for our health but it can also be hard on the body at times. Gaia Herbs Whole Body Support Mushrooms & Herbs is made with a blend of Mushrooms plus herbs that provide daily s...
Wormwood Black Walnut Supreme
Traditionally for GI tract health*
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wormwood is referred to as Qing Hao and has been used for over 2,000 years to help with occasional digestive complaints.* Gaia Herbs Wormwood Black Walnut Supreme blends this and other herbs traditionally used for gastrointestinal (GI) tract health.*
Helps aid healthy digestion*
The use of bitters to help aid healthy digestion has a long history of use in China, India, Europe, and the Americas, dating back thousands of years in some cases.* Gaia Herbs Sweetish Bitters liquid extract provides digestive support in those times when you occasionally overdo it ...
Maitake, Chaga, Elderberry & Ginger traditionally for maintaining good health*
Immune Shine is a delicious tasting powder blend combining all the benefits of mushrooms that support immune health with herbs traditionally used to maintain overall well-being.* Adding Immune Shine to your daily routine is an easy way to support your body’s natural defenses.*
Turmeric Supreme® Adult Daily Gummies
Daily inflammation support for your healthy, active life.*
Turmeric, a revered Ayurvedic herb, is now available in a full spectrum Adult Daily gummy formula. Each serving contains the equivalent of 3.4 grams of Turmeric and 60 mg of curcuminoids to help support healthy inflammatory function so you can maintain your active life—delivered in...
Turmeric Supreme® Extra Strength Gummies
Supports healthy inflammatory function to help maintain your active lifestyle.*
Turmeric, a traditional go-to for thousands of years to support whole-body health, is now available as a gummy!* This full spectrum Extra Strength formula contains the equivalent of 6.6 grams of Turmeric and provides 95 mg of powerful curcuminoids per serving to help support health...
Active Constituents of Ginger
Ginger contains hundreds of chemical components. The highest percentages of chemicals are the volatile oils (camphene, phellandrene, zingiberine, zingiberol, eucalyptol, citral, borneol, and linalol) and the phenolic compounds (gingerol, zingerone, shogaols) and resins.
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Not to be used during pregnancy or lactation in very large amounts- may be too moving, warming, and drying. If you have a medical condition or take pharmaceutical drugs, please consult with your doctor before use.
This information in our Herbal Reference Guide is intended only as a general reference for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice. This content does not provide dosage information, format recommendations, toxicity levels, or possible interactions with prescription drugs. Accordingly, this information should be used only under the direct supervision of a qualified health practitioner such as a naturopathic physician.
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