Ginger is grown as a root and is a flexible ingredient that can be consumed in drinks (tea, beer, ale) or in cooking. It can be used to make foods spicy and even as a food preservative. For over 2000 years, Chinese medicine has recommended the use of ginger to help cure and prevent several health problems. It is known to promote energy circulation in the body and increase our body’s metabolic rate.
The Benefits of Ginger
- Maintains Normal Blood Circulation – Ginger contains chromium, magnesium and zinc which can help to improve blood flow, as well as help prevent chills, fever, and excessive sweat.
- Improves Absorption – Ginger improves the absorption and stimulation of essential nutrients in the body. It does this by stimulating gastric and pancreatic enzyme secretion.
- Cold and Flu Prevention – Ginger has been used for years as a natural treatment for colds and flu around Asia. Steep 2 tbsp. of freshly shredded or chopped ginger root in hot water, two to three times a day. In cooking it is usually added in a form of a fine paste (grated), along with garlic as a base of a curry.