GD Herbals: fresh Ginger, Turmeric & Herbal Products.

Lydia Garrison and Joe Damiano are GD Herbals, located in Danby, NY. We sell fresh Ginger in October and November, and our other products year round: Ginger Syrup, Lemon-Ginger-Turmeric Loose Tea, Elderberry Ginger Syrup (while supplies last), and our "Pesto Di Damiano." Joe has been perfecting this basil-sage-parsley pesto for many years and we are excited to offer it for sale. We have two kinds: vegan, and made with parmesan cheese. Our products are available at:

Bramble Apothecary in Ithaca's Press Bay Alley (http://www.brambleithaca.com)

GreenStar Cooperative Market in Ithaca, NY (https://greenstar.coop)

You can order products from us directly by emailing us using the form at the bottom of the page. Just tell us what you'd like and we can coordinate in-person pick up or shipping. 

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE MEDICAL PROPERTIES OF GINGER:

Ginger: Zingiber Officinale

Constituents: Volatile oil (1%-3%, occasionally more), primarily containing the sesquiterpenes zingiberene and B-bisabolene; oleoresin (4% to 10%), containing gingerly, gingerdiols, gingerdiones, dihydrogingerdiones, shogaols; lipids (6% to 8%). 

Actions: stimulant, carminative, antispasmodic, rubefacient, diaphoretic, emmenagogue

Ginger is good for:

  • Sore Throats

  • Motion Sickness / Car Sickness / Seasickness

  • Pregnancy Morning Sickness (specifically nausea, indigestion and vomiting)

  • Strengthening Digestion: strengthens digestive enzymes to aid indigestion, gas, diarrhea, and appetite trouble

  • Stimulating peripheral circulation (effective for bad circulation, cramps, and chilblains).

  • Reducing Blood Clot Formation: Human studies have shown that ginger causes a reduction in platelet aggregation.

  • Reducing Inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis (anti-inflammatory effects due to a dual inhibition of cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase)

  • For feverish conditions, ginger encourages sweat production.

  • In hot climates, it’s antioxidant and antimicrobial properties help preserve food.

Animal studies have suggested that Ginger has several remarkable properties:

  • Hypoglycemic (corrects low blood sugar)

  • Hypotensive & hypertensive (corrects high and low blood pressure)

  • Antihypercholesterolemic (corrects low levels of cholesterol in the blood; problematic for the production of hormones, bile salts and plasma membranes)

  • Cholagogic (helps digestion by helping the gall bladder function properly; the gall bladder produces bile which digests fats)

  • Stomachic (digestive aid and tonic; improving the appetite).

Sources: 

  • Medical Herbalism by David Hoffmann, FNIMH, AHG

  • The One Earth Herbal Sourcebook by Alan Keith Tillotson, Ph.D, A.H.D., D.Ay.

 

 
Ginger Syrup
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