The root or underground stem (rhizome) of the ginger plant can be consumed fresh, powdered, dried as a spice, in oil for or as juice. Ginger is part of the Zingiberaceae family, alongside cardamom and turmeric.
Ginger has been used for centuries to reduce inflammation and treat inflammatory conditions. Those same gingerols that fight inflammation also have antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties to help fight infections and boost your immunity. During cold weather, drinking ginger tea is good way to keep warm. It is diaphoretic, which means that it promotes sweating, working to warm the body from within.
There are also multiple digestive benefits to ginger, specifically acting on parts of your gastrointestinal tract responsible for feelings of nausea, stomach upset, and vomiting. It may also help move food from the stomach to the small intestine for digestion and absorption. What’s more is that it'll help calm your stomach and stave off bloating. Ginger's blood-thinning properties could help prevent the formation of blood clots, reducing your risk of heart and stroke. Ginger can help lower cholesterol levels and help to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Ginger is full of antioxidants that help protect the skin from free-radicals which speed up the breakdown of collagen and damage the skin. Ginger’s antioxidant content can help maintain your skin’s collagen production, which promotes skin elasticity and smoothness.
- Ginger tea.
Cut the ginger into small thin pieces and boil for 5 -10 minutes add a spoon of our Wildflower mountain honey for better taste.
- In stir-fries.
Almost every stir-fry could use a little grated or even minced ginger to spice things up.
Fresh ginger, grated or pureed, brings wonderful zest to hot, creamy winter soups.
- Make your hair glow.
With its antioxidants, ginger can help to repair any split ends and dry hair problems. Mix some ginger oil with your shampoo and watch how its natural moisturising powers help to fix any dryness.
- Ginger Facial Scrub.
An easy scrub can be whipped up in your kitchen mix brown sugar, olive oil and ground ginger. Simply wet your skin, exfoliate with the scrub and rinse thoroughly.