Ingredient Spotlight

Ginger / Jiang

Why we love it

More than a delightful, warming spice, Ginger is clinically proven to ease menstrual cramps as well as reduce nausea & bloating, and has anti-inflammatory & antimicrobial properties.

Helps with:

  • Immunity

  • Nausea

  • Cramps

  • Heavy Bleeding

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How it heals

In Chinese Medicine, Ginger is a key herb for warming the body, expelling cold, and resolving toxicity. It’s great for treating ailments ranging from the common cold to the stomach flu.

In Western medicine, Ginger is known to reduce nausea, diarrhea, and bloating while increasing digestion. Ginger also has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and anticoagulant properties, and it is proven to reduce pain and fever.

Fun Fact: Ginger is a rhizome (an underground stem), not a root. You can grow ginger in your own garden by planting rhizomes found at the grocery store.

How we use it

“Ginger has been served with sushi (my fave!) for centuries as people noticed that if they ate raw fish and ginger together, they would get sick less frequently. We now know this is due to ginger’s antibacterial and anti-nausea properties.”

- Lulu Ge, Founder & CEO

What the research says

Ginger has anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects by producing inhibitory effects on prostaglandin synthesis.
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Ginger essential oil shown to be effective against avian (H9N2) flu virus
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In a study comparing the effects of ginger, mefenamic acid, and ibuprofen on pain in women with primary dysmenorrhea, ginger was as effective as mefenamic acid and ibuprofen (NSAIDs) in relieving dysmenorrhea related pain with no significant side effects.
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A meta-analysis of 7 randomized clinical trials provide evidence for the effectiveness of 750-2000mg of ginger powder during the first 3-4 days of the menstrual cycle for primary dysmenorrhea symptoms.
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