This South African plant of the Ginger family is regarded as Africa’s best natural
anti-inflammatory, as well as having numerous other uses.
It has been used for centuries to safely treat headache, pain and inflammation etc.
African Ginger helps to maintain a healthy inflammatory response and is indicated for :
Influenza and colds
Sore throat or throat infections
Coughs and chest infections
Menstrual cramps and PMS
Candidiasis syndrome, Thrush
Reducing high blood pressure
Inhibits blood clotting
The rhizome is used in cough and cold remedies, in tonics, to treat fevers, hysteria, rheumatism, neuralgia, toothache.
It is an excellent antiseptic, circulatory stimulant (including the lymph and the blood) and general body detoxifier.
100mg a day
Contraindicated in pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Patients with gall bladder disease or a history of gallstones should consult their health care professional prior to
using African Ginger.
It is not recommended for those with gastritis or peptic ulcers.
Should not be taken while on anti-coagulants such as Heparin and Warfarin.
The use of African Ginger should be stopped two weeks prior to elective surgery.
Chemistry and Pharmacology :
The plant belongs to the Ginger family, but has a completely different phyto-chemical profile to commercially available ginger.
The rhizome contains a high percentage of a characteristic sesquiterpenoid, which is a key phytochemical active.
Extracts of the rhizome have been demonstrated to be anti-inflammatory (prostaglandin-synthetase inhibition),
bronchodilatory, smooth muscle relaxant, mildly sedative, and anti-candidal.
The presence of antiseptic monoterpenoids contributes to the bioactivity.
A recent study demonstrated that African Ginger (S. aethiopious) has among the highest cyclooxygenase-1 inhibitory activity
of the medicinal plants tested.
Scientific research has even found that African Ginger may help prevent strokes and hardening of the arteries.
$9.97 for 57grams (2 ounces) of African Ginger - Siphonochilus aethiopicus.
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