Published May 5, 1988; Revised March 13, 1990, and September 9, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Zingiberis rhizoma, ginger root.
Ginger root consists of the peeled, finger-long, fresh or dried rhizome of Zingiber officinale Roscoe [Fam. Zingiberaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage
The rhizome contains essential oil and pungent principles.
Dyspepsia, prevention of motion sickness.
With gallstones, only to be used after consultation with a physician.
Note: No administration for morning sickness during pregnancy.
Ed. note: A review of clinical literature could not justify this caution. There is no evidence that ginger causes harm to the mother or fetus. See Introduction] --> Side Effects None known.
2 - 4 g rhizome; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Chopped or comminuted rhizome and dry extracts for teas, other galenical preparations for internal use.
Promoting secretion of saliva and gastric juices
antispasmodic In humans:
increase in tonus and peristalsis in intestines.