Mother tincture of Ginger: preparation, properties, benefits and use

The mother tincture of ginger is a valid anti-inflammatory and an ally for the stomach, useful even in case of flu. Let’s find out more.

Properties of ginger mother tincture

Ginger is widely used in cooking, it has some anti-inflammatory and digestive properties that make it useful for the stomach and heart.

This root contains an essential oil formed by compounds such as zingiberene and bisabolene, by alcohols generically called gingerols, including zingiberol; it also contains an oleoresin called gingerin, starch and mucilage. All active ingredients whose effectiveness has been proven for centuries and is found in the traditional medicines of many countries, especially in the Far East.

Commercially it is found in the form of fresh or dried root, reduced to powder or extract form, generally sold in tablets, and mother tincture. The latter is used as a natural anti-inflammatory, digestive, antinausea and antivertigo.

With ginger you can treat ailments such as car sickness, seasickness, morning sickness. Its antiemetic properties seem to reside in fact local on the walls of the stomach and intestines.

Description of the plant

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the Zingiberaceae family. Native to the Far East, it has long been widely cultivated in the tropical and subtropical belt. It is endowed with a fleshy and branched rhizome in which the active ingredients are concentrated.

How to prepare the mother tincture of ginger

Ginger mother tincture is a hydroalcoholic preparation obtained by cold maceration in hydroalcoholic solvent, obtained from the root.


The mother tincture is used in the treatment of influenza, osteoarthritis, as a stimulant of the heart, as a protective of the gastric mucosa. It lends itself to being a valid ally of the stomach, intestines, heart and circulatory system.

Known natural remedy against digestive problems, the mother tincture of ginger is also taken in case of dyspepsia, colic and cases of gastric hyperacidity.

Ginger also shows anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities, but also anticoagulant and cholesterol-lowering properties.

As a mother tincture we generally recommend about ten drops 3 times a day, but they must be modulated according to individual needs and after consulting a doctor or specialist.

Among the reported contraindications, ginger extract may be responsible for gastroduodenal irritative phenomena, may increase the activity of oral anticoagulants, anti-inflammatory drugs and antiplatelet agents. In allergic or sensitive subjects ginger can cause stomach pain, bloating, gas production. The intake of mother tincture of ginger is controindicate in pregnancy and during lactation.

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