Why Ginger Is The ONE Spice You Should Always Have On Hand
Ginger is one of the most tasty, pleasing, and diverse spices you can use. Because fresh ginger root is full of powerful essential oils, cooking with ginger or using the root to make a medicinal tea releases a very pleasant aroma. This is a bonus over and above the amazing healing properties.
The ginger root, or rhizome, is the commonly used part of the plant. It’s a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Ginger is known to have strong antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-parasitic properties. An amazing and versatile natural remedy this is! This is the one spice I would recommend keeping in your home at all times.
Ginger is known as an anti-inflammatory, making it a valuable tool for pain relief, and an excellent natural remedy for joint and muscle pain. It also has a reputation for helping to ease migraines, stomach cramps, and other assorted aches and pains from various health conditions. Ginger also contains many nutritional components that support a healthy cardiovascular system. The vitamins and minerals found in the ginger root help detox the blood and potentially break down artery-clogging fat deposits that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Ginger is also excellent when used for relief of digestive upsets. If you suffer with motion sickness or nausea, it would be wise to consider using ginger as a regular part of your diet.
Read on for some more amazing benefits of ginger, and please share with others.
1. Relieves Stress
The aroma of ginger tea is both warm and relaxing, which may ease emotional tension, soothe nerves and provide you with the perfect moment of peace amidst your busy day.
2. Eases Nausea
Nothing settles an upset stomach like a mug of ginger tea. Drink after the onset of nausea to relieve the symptom, or think ahead. Sip some tea before you travel or fly to combat motion sickness before it starts!
3. Aids Digestion
In addition to relieving nausea, ginger tea is renowned for aiding in food absorption during digestion. A cup of tea after a meal can also help prevent bloating and heartburn.
4. Boosts Immunity
Ginger is uniquely anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic and is also very rich in antioxidants. A daily dose provides your body with extra fortifications against infection, virus and disease to keep you healthy and energized.
Here is an easy and delicious recipe for ginger tea to detox your body and jump-start your health.
Warm Ginger Tea
- 2 cups of water
- 1-inch piece of ginger
- 1-2 slices of lemon
- Combine the ginger, lemon and water in a saucepan or small pot on the stove.
- Bring to a boil with high heat.
- Once the tea is boiling, reduce the heat down to a simmer.
- Simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove from stove and allow it to cool slightly.
- Remove lemon and ginger.
- Pour into a mug and enjoy!
Use organic raw honey for additional sweetness.