Season 2 Episode 11:
Benefits of Ginger
Camille Freeman

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Episode Summary

Ginger has so many gifts! Ginger is an herb that has a strong presence in my life, one I work with often. Listen in as I explore the many benefits of ginger with clinical herbalist and nutritionist, Camille Freeman. You’ll also receive Camille’s recipe for Warming Autumn Tea, a fresh ginger tea with cinnamon that is perfect for the cold and flu season, whether you enjoy it at the first sign of a tickle in your throat or as an accompaniment to a good book on one of those cozy winter days.

Camille has been in practice since 2003 with a focus on fertility and menstrual health. She mentors other highly-trained herbalists who need help with complicated cases and/or with building and growing their practices. Camille is also a professor in the Department of Nutrition and Herbal Medicine at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, where she teaches physiology and pathophysiology online. She holds a doctoral degree in clinical nutrition from MUIH, as well as masters' degrees in physiology/biophysics from Georgetown and herbal medicine from MUIH.

Listen in for:

► Why ginger is one of Camille’s five desert island herbs

► How to work with ginger for menstrual cramps 

► How simple, easy things can make a big difference 

It was a delight to speak with Camille and I’m excited to share our conversation with you!

One of the things that I've noticed with my clients is that, especially during COVID times, there's an awful lot of sitting going on... And I found that there's pelvic stagnation that can go along with that and I really love ginger in that context. I feel like it has a specific affinity for the hips and the pelvic area.


What You'll Learn from This Episode

  • [01:08] Introduction to Camille Freeman
  • [02:15] Camille’s path to becoming a clinical herbalist
  • [07:18] Why Camille loves ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  • [08:27] How ginger can support women’s pelvic and reproductive health
  • [15:13] Ginger tea at the first sign of illness during the cold and flu season
  • [16:45] Camille’s Warming Autumn Tea recipe
  • [18:16] Tips for using ginger topically for women’s reproductive health issues
  • [20:57] Why it’s important to match ginger (or any herb) to the person, rather than to the illness
  • [21:34] Ginger for modulating inflammation
  • [22:18] How to tell if ginger is a good match for you
  • [24:26] Ginger for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (and what to try instead of ginger isn’t the right herb for you)
  • [28:41] Camille shares her herbal projects, including her Monday Mentoring program for clinical herbalists and her In the Clinic podcast
  • [32:30] How herbs have surprised Camille

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