Black Ginger, (Kaempferia parviflora) is described as a natural and powerful aphrodisiac for both women and men. Research has proven the effectiveness of black ginger on sexual performance and libido. Also known as Thai black ginger, Thai ginseng or krachai dum, this VERY rare to find in cultivation species is native to Thailand, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Cambodia. Its rhizome has been long used as folk medicine for many centuries. Among the Hmong hill tribe, Krachaidum is widely believed to reduce perceived effort, improve physical work capacity, and prolong hill trekking. A number of pharmacological studies of this plant have shown the following properties: antiallergenic, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, antidepressive,, antimicrobial, anti cancer, anti–-peptic ulcer, cardioprotective, antiobesity activity, and aphrodisiac.Studies have revealed that black ginger is a natural phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor. A PDE5 inhibitor blocks cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP), an enzyme that breaks down nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide is very important because it promotes vasodilation—the relaxing of the bodies blood vessels. . A 2008 study confirmed that Black Ginger increases aphrodisiac activity by increasing blood flow. This increases blood supply particularly in the erectile chambers, ensures longer lasting and harder erections in men
Black ginger extract has also been verified to increase the levels of dopamine in the body. Dopamine is one of the neurotransmitters responsible for libido and erotic pleasure.

Please note, this is a smaller rooted variety of ginger. The roots you receive will not be the size of common ginger or the shampoo ginger we also offer. This is simply a naturally smaller variety. It is for medicinal and medical purposes and not human consumption so it was never selected to be much larger. 

To be fair to other customers please only order TWO(2) of this rare variety. Our stocks are limited and we want to ensure everyone has a fair chance of purchasing and growing our varieties offered.

This variety selected and maintained by Florida seed steward Mark Homesteader of Homestead Heirloom Gardens.

Black Ginger


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