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Shell Ginger Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Shell Ginger
Glycemic Index / Load
Shell Ginger
Botanical Name
Alpinia Zerumbet
Chinese Name
Da Cao Kou

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Shell Ginger Cures


Action of Shell Ginger

Nutrients in Shell Ginger

Parts Used

Leaves, Rhizome
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Shell Ginger is a plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 1.6 M.
Best used for High Blood Pressure.

Materia Medica:
Decoction of leaves : Fever
Leaves and Rhizomes : AIDS/HIV
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Materia Medica for Shell Ginger

Single Herb

Shell Ginger for Fever

Prepare a decoction of the leaves of Shell Ginger. Take two times a day.
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Claude perron ( Quebec canada )
04 Mar 2017
can this herb lower my blood pressure. can not have results with medications. and does this plant have any side effect like medications.
Murat ( India )
10 Mar 2017
Claude. Yes, this herb can lower the Blood Pressure.
However, I would like to name a few other herbs which are very effective and are widely used to cure High Blood Pressure.
Avocado, Mistletoe, Tinospora Cordifolia, Banana, and Indian Snakeroot.
You must read the Page High Blood Pressure on this website. It is very detailed and I am sure it will of great help to you.
Marvin Coble
26 Mar 2017
Does Shell Ginger help with Prostate isssues? Where can I purchase it?
Daemon Smith
31 Mar 2017
Dear Marvin Coble Shell Ginger has nothing to do with the Prostate. Here are few remedies that will cure your Prostate.
1. Consume one capsule of Pumpkin Seed Oil once in a day. Take it for 20 days only.
2. Take One Querceitin capsule of 250mg every day. Take it for 15 days only.
Astra Kalodukas ( United States )
31 Mar 2017
Is the the root edible as well?
Lorenzo ( Colombia )
31 Mar 2017
Shell ginger roots are not edible for now. The leaf is the only part, used as a remedy.
Rhema ( USA )
07 May 2017
Where can obtain shell ginger? does it help pancreatic cancer?
Toccoa Connie
24 Mar 2019
I haven't heard that it does but Brazilian red bee propolis has had good results. You might want to investigate that one.
Ellie stocks ( Maryland )
14 May 2017
shell ginger...does it help to cure lung cancer?
Samantha ( Ontario )
23 May 2017
I do not know why is everyone talking about Cancer on this page, I do not see that this herb cures cancer. The best cure for Lung Cancer is Soursop juice and Fagonia Cretica tea.
You may try these two Ellie. Did you see Lung Cancer page of Herbpathy ? You must. It is worth the read.
23 May 2017
Hello, I want to ask if this plant shell ginger will cure cancer. There is video on the internet that it clearly stating that shell ginger is curing cancer.
23 May 2017
Shell Ginger tea can help to cure Cancer. You may try this herb for once and see it for yourself. There is not much evidence to support it. I have also read that it can help to cure cancer. The best thing to do is to try the herb.
Patsy Painton ( United States )
31 Jul 2017
what is the difference in ginger and shell ginger
Toccoa Connie
24 Mar 2019
They are completely different, Shell Ginger is only grown in Asia
Marie Miller
26 Aug 2020
I have huge plants growing here in Corpus Christi Texas.
29 Apr 2020
Shell ginger is growing like crazy in my yard in Florida, alongside a river. I am wondering how to use the leaves to make tea?
Nancy ( Kenya )
13 Nov 2017
We supply Shell Ginger Herbal tea produce of Kenya in 20 teabag packs. Do email in case you're interested.
Tamara I
29 Aug 2018
Could you please send me email, so i can order shell ginger tea?
Jacqueline sindeband
04 Jul 2018
Please tell me how to buy your shell ginger tea.
Jacqueline sindeband ( USA/NY )
04 Jul 2018
I would like to order some shell ginger tea.
Tamara Ivezaj ( Usa/Texas )
29 Aug 2018
I would like to order shell ginger tea!
Missy ( Australia )
05 Nov 2018

Are rhizomes edible as yet...? It's been a year since your last advice and I would like to know if I can now eat my shell-ginger rhizome stash..... ?

Toccoa Connie
24 Mar 2019
I have recently read that you cannot, only the leaves are used.
Ibironke ( Nigeria/Ondo )
16 Jul 2019
Please, how do you prepare an home-made shell ginger tea since i have the plant?
Ibironke ( Nigeria/Ondo )
16 Jul 2019
Please, how do you prepare an home-made Shell Ginger Tea since I have the plant?
18 Jul 2019
Hey Ibironke,
Shell Ginger tea can be made from leaves of the plant.
Brandi ( United States )
20 Sep 2019
How is shell ginger used for AIDS/HIV?
23 Sep 2019
Dear Brandi,
Shell Ginger is used to treat the effects caused by HIV/AIDS on patients.

Take a decoction of Ginger thrice a day. Take it before every meal. Crush ginger and put it in a cup of water. Boil it on low flame for 7-10 minutes. Strain and have this tea before meals.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Erik ( Arizona )
20 Nov 2019
Prostate enlargement/BPH..Will Shell Ginger help shrink an enlarged Prostate
21 Nov 2019
Dear Erik, You can take the following:

1. Take Saw Palmetto capsules for 15 days. Take 1 capsule daily.
2. Have 4-5 Pumpkin seeds daily.
3. Take Pygeum bark decoction once a day.
Take these for 15 days.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Mysti Lattari ( Fl )
29 Feb 2020
I have this (shell ginger) growing in a pot on my deck. I would like to make tea with it as I’ve heard it has great health benefits. But how!? Fresh leaves or dried. If dried which leaves and what’s the best way to dry them ?
02 Mar 2020
I use one or two fresh green leaves. Some leaves are large on a healthy plant, so one such leaf is adequate. It is best to take the leaf from one of the plants that already has flowered, since that part of the plant will slowly start to die anyway. Let the other plants in the group get larger if you can.
I cut the center stem out of the leaf and lay both halves on top of each other.
I then roll the leaf from top to bottom so that it looks like a green cigar. Chop across the roll to make cuts in the leaf. I then put the cut strips of leaf into a stainless steel strainer that fits into a cup and pour hot water the same as you make any other sort of tea. It actually smells and tastes pretty good, but that could be just that I'm used to it. I've heard that some people use the dried leaves, but I suspect that fresh might be better.
02 Mar 2020
I forgot to mention that you can use those same strips of shell ginger leaves in the strainer for at least five servings before I notice it getting weak the same way a regular tea bag might do.
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