Indigestion, nausea Arthritis, Motion sickness,
Dependable anti-nausea therapy
Historically, Sunthi (Ginger/Zingiber officinale) has been used in Ayurveda as a
digestive aid. Its fresh, pungent flavor makes it an essential ingredient in
The root of the herb has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years
and is known to be greatly beneficial in reducing nausea and upset stomachs.
It was used in Greek culture for making breads, the predecessor of the
gingerbread we enjoy today.
In a published report on children, researchers at the Goryeb Children's
Hospital in Morristown, New Jersey, listed Sunthi among the ‘novel approaches’
they suggest for assisting children with normal levels of abdominal discomfort
and normal fullness (Current Gastroenterology Report. December 2007,
Scientists at the Department of Complementary and Alternative Medicine,
John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, noted Sunthi's use in
supporting the body's natural response to nausea, calling it a herb that
integrates East with West and old with new, enjoying a reputation as an
‘universal remedy’ (Hawaii Medical Journal. December 2007, 66(12):326-7).
Sunthi originates from Southeast Asia and is cultivated in countries with
warm climatic conditions throughout Asia and Africa.
Steam distillation of powdered Sunthi produces ginger oil, which contains a
high proportion of sesquiterpene hydrocarbons, predominantly zingiberene.
The major pungent compounds in Sunthi have yielded potentially active
gingerols, which can be converted to shogaol, zingerone and paradol. The
compound 6-gingerol appears to be responsible for its characteristic taste.
Zingerone and shogaols are found in small amounts in fresh Sunthi and in
larger amounts in dried or extracted Sunthi products. Gingerol and shogaol
suppress gastric contractions. Both the fresh and dried rhizomes suppress
gastric secretion and reduce vomiting. The compounds 6-gingerol and
6-shogaol have a number of pharmacological activities, including
antipyretic, analgesic, antitussive and hypotensive actions.
Anti-inflammatory: Sunthi helps reduce inflammation; hence, it can be
used to treat inflammatory disorders such as arthritis.
Indigestion: The herb has an ameliorating effect on digestive ailments.
It helps digest fatty foods and break down proteins. It is also effective in
reducing abdominal gaseous distension.
Nausea and vomiting: Sunthi is beneficial in relieving nausea, morning
sickness and motion sickness. Studies done on the use of Sunthi in
post-surgical nausea and chemotherapy-induced nausea have been
Antidiarrheal: Sunthi is reported to control infectious diarrhea by slowing
down bacterial metabolism which suppresses toxin production.
One capsule, twice a day or as directed by your physician
Each capsule contains 400mg extract of Sunthi
Note: Since Himalaya’s Pure Herbs are in capsule form, some children below
14 years may find it difficult to swallow them. For this reason, Pure Herbs are
recommended for children ages 14 and above.
The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional
medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat your problem
without consulting your doctor.
Last Updated @ 12/12/2017 2:05:40 PM