- Originally used as a spice
- Used to treat rheumatism, toothache and malaria
- Used in TCM for colds and chills, to promote sweating, expel mucous and stimulate appetite
Circulatory - Recommended for poor circulation, cold hands and feet, cardiac fatigue and angina pectoris
Digestive - Indicated for poor digestion, abdominal distension and flatulence
Musculoskeletal - Used in a compress or massage for rheumatism, arthritis and muscular pain of a cold contracting type.
Respiratory - Recommended for catarrhal conditions, coughs, sinusitis and sore throats