Monograph: Ginger

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Date: 2022-05-20

NHPID name

Zingiber officinale ( Germplasm Resources Information Network Taxonomy )

Proper name(s)

Zingiber officinale ( USDA 2008 )

Common name(s)

Source material

Rhizome ( McGuffin et al. 2000 , WHO 1999 , Bradley 1992 )

Route Of administration


Dosage form(s)

Those suited to the allowable route(s) of administration. This monograph is not intended to include food-like dosage forms such as bars, chewing gums or beverages.

Use(s) or purpose(s)

Statement(s) to the effect of:




1 Day per day

Directions for use: Take a single dose 30 minutes before travel.

See Appendix 1 for examples of appropriate dosage preparations and frequencies of use, according to cited references. The purpose of Appendix 1 is to provide guidance to industry.

Duration of use

No statement is required

Risk information

Statement(s) to the effect of:

Caution(s) and Warning(s): Consult a health care practitioner/health care provider/health care professional/doctor/physician if symptoms persist or worsen. Contraindication(s): No statement is required Known Adverse Reaction(s): No statement is required

Non-medicinal ingredients

Must be chosen from the current Natural health products ingredients database and must meet the limitations outlined in the database.


References cited

References reviewed

Appendix 1: Examples of appropriate dosage preparations, frequencies of use and directions for use

Anti-nausea use:

Dried rhizome:

Directions for use:

Take a single dose 30 minutes before travel (Mills and Bone 2005; ESCOP 2003) and every 4 hours as necessary (Riebenfeld and Borzone 1999; Schmid et al. 1994).

Other uses:

Dried rhizome:


0.6-1.2 g dried equivalent, per day
(1:1, 0.6-1.2 ml (10-20 minims)) (Wren 1907)