Ginger root isn’t just antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying, ginger is ingested for fast relief of pain and inflammation or applied as a cream externally.
Ginger root or Zingiber officinale is a flowering plant whose rhizome (underground part of the stem) is widely used as a spice, to make tea, sweets, crush into juices, add to delicious smoothies, grate into rawsome salads or simply used for medicinal purposes and healthy remedies.
Ginger has been used for more than 5000 years. That’s pretty awesome, don’t you think? The root has been used as a tonic to treat common everyday ailments and was for many considered a luxury. Throughout history it has been said that ginger is one of the oldest spices on the planet due to its amazing medicinal powers.
Ginger HOT HOT HOT!
Let’s start with the type of Ginger root you need to look out for. Try and get the root from an organic farm or farmshop that sells organic. It has to be smooth, dry, firmly skinned. Break a bit off and smell it. We want it HOT HOT HOT, so the hotter the smell the stronger the root.
Ginger Facts | Uses | Doses!
Ginger is among the healthiest spices on the planet and to me one of the most delicious! Loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits ginger is extremely healthy for your body and brain. The root is twice as powerful as a whole food. The most simple way for me personally is to add a slice of fresh ginger to a soothing tea. Quite simply boil some filtered water, add some freshly chopped ginger root and simmer for a few minutes. I never sweeten mine, but if you must try some organic Stevia or Maple Syrup. DELICIOUS!
Use fresh, dried or powdered. Unique in flavor as well as scent due to its natural oils containing a substance called “Gingerol”, which has powerful medicinal properties, with amazing anti-inflammatory effects. If you suffer from colds, coughs, respiratory issues, soreness, muscle pains, joint pain, stiffness or osteoarthritis, try to add ginger on a daily basis to your lifestyle, you won’t regret it.
Many forms of nausea can be treated with ginger. Highly effective with pregnancy related morning sickness as well as sea sickness. Relieves nausea and vomiting after surgery, and has been very useful in cancer patients undergoing chemo-therapy. Ginger lowers blood sugars, so if you suffer with diabetes it may be worth a try. The root aids indigestion issues such as dyspepsia (condition of impaired digestion), lowers cholesterol levels, and then there is the menstrual pain which a lot of women suffer with. Try taking Ginger at the beginning of the menstrual period. One gram a day for three days may just do the trick!
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