Scientific name: zingiber officinale , ammomum zingiber, zingiber blancoi
Also known as:
Agat, basing, gengibre, ginger, laial, laiya, laya, luy-a
Antiseptic- prepare tincture of dried rhizome with 70% alcohol 9not rubbing alcohol) and apply on superficial cuts and wounds or use juice from fresh rhizomes.
Gas pain- In adults and children- take decoction of the rhizome (salabat) as tea.
Rheumatism- pound roasted rhizome, mix with oil and apply locally.
Sore throat and pharyngitis- take warm decoction of the rhizome as tea or chew a small piece of rhizome.
Gingerol, zingerone, zingiberone, cineol, borneol, phellandrene, citral, zingiberene, linalool, geraniol, chavicol, vanillyl, camphene, resin.
Source: National formulary