In the traditional Ayurvedic medicine, ginger has been referred to as a “natural medicine chest”, due to its numerous health benefits.
In India, it is used on a daily basis, as the ginger-infused Chai is a potent cold and flu remedy. They also soak matchsticks of fresh ginger in lemon juice and salt and add it to cooked meals.
It is also used to help digestion and support a healthy gut. Here are some of its healing powers:
-- Eat it before meals to stimulate appetite and activate your digestive juices.
-- It soothes cramps and stomach pain
-- It reduces flatulence
-- It treats nausea
-- It improves the absorption of essential nutrients in the body
-- Its anti-inflammatory properties soothe joint and muscle pain
-- It effectively clears the sinuses and the ‘microcirculatory channels’ of the body
-- Chewing it will help you to reduce post-operation nausea
-- It has aphrodisiac properties
-- It will help you relieve throat and nose congestion
You can add ginger to various dishes and drinks, and we suggest three delicious options:
- Grate the ginger root and prepare some warm and soothing ginger tea
- Add it to desserts to enrich their taste and add healing properties
- Cook spicy fragrant ginger rice, by adding ginger, green chilies, chopped garlic, and fresh cilantro leaves to cooked basmati rice.
Enjoy the delicious addition of ginger and boost your health!