Taken internally, Ginger is sweat inducing and is therefore an excellent herb to dispel toxins through sweat. It is beneficial for dogs that are in poor health. Specifically, ginger benefits dogs who have poor appetite, poor blood circulation, and a deep and slow pulse.
The fresh root’s antispasmodic property makes it a good herb for nausea, & stomach pain. If your dog suffers from motion sickness, ginger can be used to treat the problem by working as an anti-vomiting and anti-nausea agent. The dried root can alleviate digestive problems, such as diarrhoea, colic, and flatulence. In addition, dried ginger can be used as an herbal antioxidant and a tonic to enhance digestive health. It is especially beneficial to older dogs whose digestive systems are a bit sluggish. Ginger may have anti-cancerous properties. In a study conducted in Malaysia*, it was found that ginger could effectively block the promotion of cancerous tumors. Ginger can be made into a poultice for the treatment of muscle pains and strains for overactive dogs.