Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Serious question – Who doesn’t love ginger?

Ginger’s pungent rhizome has been treasured throughout ancient history as a food and treating digestive disorders, poor circulation and to this day is soothing our coughs and colds.

Greek physician Dioscorides documented ginger as an antidote for poising, a digestive and as warming to the stomach [1].

It’s not only delicious in absolutely everything, it’s a powerhouse of pungent active constituents called gingerols, and essential oils in which lies the key to Gingers characteristic aroma known as sesquiterpenes.  These constituents are well documented and studied, and responsible for the seemingly endless list of medicinal benefits ginger has to offer. So, what better way to reap those benefits than sipping on a hot tea like Little Wilding Co’s Lemon Grass & Ginger blend – yum!

Hot tip: Be sure to cover your tea while it’s infusing so that the amazing essential oils aren’t lost in the process!

Action: Antiemetic, carminative, peripheral circulatory stimulant, Anti-inflammatory, antiplatelet, diaphoretic, aromatic digestive.

Indications: Nausea, Morning sickness, travel sickness, digestive weakness, dyspepsia, intestinal colic, abdominal bloating, acute infections, fever, common cold, acute & chronic bronchitis, asthma, bronchial asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, spasmodic menstrual cramps, endometriosis, poor peripheral circulation, Raynaud’s syndrome, hyperlipidaemia and diabetes.

Pregnancy / Breastfeeding safe: Safe when consumed as a food or drink.

Enjoy in blends:



I AM GOLDEN (Turmeric Latte)



Bone, K: The Ultimate Herbal Compendium: Ginger (Zingiber officinale) 2007, Pg. 36

Braun & Cohen: Herbs & Natural Supplements Vol 2, Pg 400-411, 2015.