External Applications in Anthroposophic Nursing

Ginger

Synonyms
Zingiber officinale
Composition
Used as:
  • ginger rhizome, dried and finely ground
  • ginger rhizome freshly grated

Guiding principle

The tropical ginger plant develops a perennial rootstock that thickens into rhizomes. Short slender leaf shoots emerge from them. The flower polarity of this plant does not rise above the level of its leaves, remaining in the lower leaf shoot area near the earth. Ginger thus concentrates its flower polarity in the formation of the rhizome, resulting in the generation of essential oils there.
The external application of ginger stimulates a strong inner generation of warmth in the human organism, which can spread to the periphery. The soul is invited to connect more strongly to the body, which can manifest as deeper breathing. The patient can feel inwardly steadied.

Indications and application

Asthma, bronchial

Bladder infection

Bronchial asthma

Bronchitis

Bronchitis, acute

Bronchitis, chronic

Bronchitis, spastic

Burnout

COPD

Cold feet

Cystitis

Dementia

Depression, reactive

Exhaustion

Fatigue syndrome

Flushing (hot flashes)

Head cold

Headache (tension)

Herniated disc

Hypertension

Low back pain

Lumbago

Menopause

Migraine

Osteoarthritis

Pain in osteoarthritis

Shortness of breath, with obstruction

Shoulder-neck pain, chronic

Sinusitis

Sleep disorders

Tension, muscular

Viral upper respiratory tract infections

Warmth organism, to stimulate