In her book Herbalist, Puerto Rican prenatal care educator Tania Rosario-Méndez, lists “ten women-friendly herbs”, three of which are described below and that you might already have in your garden. If you don’t, they are easily accessible. With the author’s permission, we share some of the extracts from one of her chapters which describes why you should consider planting the following herbs.
An Indian proverb says that ginger contains great nutrients. Known and venerated since the year 3,000 B.C. ginger appears in Emperor Shen Nung’s “Classic Book of Herbs.” Besides being a delicious and aromatic spice, ginger is one of the botanical remedies more commonly used worldwide due to its anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidants and analgesics. It stimulates the secretion of saliva and digestive activity, calms the stomach, reduces nausea and vomiting and minimizes pain produced by gas and diarrhea. It’s also used as a home remedy for menstrual cramping and painful ovulation, sore throat and other cold related symptoms. Additionally, it can be used to reduce your cholesterol level and the accumulation of plaques in the arteries.
Part used: root