Ginger the master root of nutrition

Ginger - The Master Root of Nutrition

Ginger has been used for centuries and this classic herb is commonly used by pregnant women to naturally suppress nausea. Ginger is not just a one trick pony, but there are numerous benefits to this delicious and easy to use herb. I have used ginger to bolster my immune system, improve digestion, and ease inflammation for the last 7 years. My favorite way to consume this root is making a tea with honey and lemon. Today, let's explore the vast benefits of this culinary medicinal herb!

Digestive Improvement

Ginger is a digestive tonic and an herb that should be used long term to support healthy digestion of food and elimination. Famously this root was consumed as an after meal tea. Ginger is a warming food herb and this warm temperature helps speed up your metabolism to improve your digestion and elimination channels.

  • Ginger can calm down inflammatory gut diseases like IBS and Crohn's Disease. Ginger also strengthens the stomach lining making it easier to digest any and all types of food. When you consume ginger you may notice a decrease in food allergy responses and a good warm feeling in your stomach.
  • Ginger can reduce nausea, stomach cramps, gas and bloating.
  • This herb is the king of your digestive track.

Anti-Inflammatory

Ginger, like turmeric which we discussed in our previous blog, has a very powerful effect to reduce inflammation in your entire body. I have used ginger jointly with turmeric, as the two roots work together to improve the bodies overall inflammatory response.

  • Ginger contains two very powerful phytochemicals called gingerols and terpenes. These two phytochemicals will make a dramatic change in your body's overall response to inflammatory stressors like exercise, poor diet, and overall stress load.

Immune System

Ginger can fight off an infection as good as any pharmaceutical that I have seen. When you take ginger daily, it protects your immune system and acts as a shield to the body. However, when you do get sick, taking ginger more frequently in higher doses can cause the body to warm up allowing you to sweat out the toxicity that is causing your body to suffer.

  • Ginger is a lymphatic tonic prompting lymphatic flow through the body.
  • Ginger is anti-viral and anti-bacterial
  • Ginger is being researched as an anti-cancer treatment as the herb has shown to suppress cancer cell growth as well as cause apoptosis or death to cancer cells.

Ginger can be your best friend whether you consume a tea, use it in your cooking, or take a supplement - the benefits are endless! I hope I have inspired you to go out and give ginger a try. I know you will love it!

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