Zingiber Officinale.

Botanical name: 

P. E.—Rhizome.
N. O.—Zingiberaceae.
N. H.—India.

Properties: Stimulant, carminative.

Use: It is an emergency remedy in flatulence, colic, colds, hysterical attacks, dysmenorrhea, uterine and ovarian pains, when not contra-indicated. The tincture should be taken well diluted. If a diaphoretic effect is wanted as in colds, congestive dysmenorrhea or amenorrhea of a congestive nature from colds, ½ to 1 drachm of the tincture may be used to a pint or quart of hot water. Zingiber stimulates the gastro-intestinal mucous membrane, therefore is of use in relaxed and catarrhal conditions of same. In flatulence from decomposition of the ingesta it is extensively used. Our best remedy to relieve distention of the stomach which is caused by accumulation of gases.

The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.