Did you know that ginger is probably the most widely used and available herb on the planet? It is used in nearly two-thirds of Chinese herbal remedies. It is very helpful for our general health, circulation and in balancing our body’s yin and yang.
Are you cold all the time?
The warming and pungent qualities in ginger are what make it a very effective healing agent. The qualities of ginger have a positive effect on the functioning of the heart, spleen and circulation of blood. Ginger is the best for warming those who suffer from cold hands and feet.
Not only does ginger warm us and restore our vitality, it is an effective medicine for cold and flu season, especially when the lungs and digestive system are affected. Hot ginger tea will bring down a high fever and most important, clear and drain mucous from the body.
The Power of Ginger:
- Clears lungs of congestion and mucus
- Increases secretions of digestive enzymes (aka: combats bad breath!)
- Eases digestive discomfort
- Alleviates nausea and vomiting
- Relieves menstrual cramp pain
- Lowers cholesterol and high blood pressure
- Holds antibacterial and antifungal properties
How To Use Ginger
Added to food:
Need some help digesting? Cook with ginger to help stimulate digestion and to break down the uric acid in meats.
Want to relieve nausea and/or morning sickness? Add some freshly juiced ginger to your juice.
Make Ginger Tea:
Ginger tea is used to help expel phlegm; and to stimulate and warm the circulatory system.
Take a palm size of freshly peeled ginger, cut into coins or use your muddler to smash it open. Boil ginger for 10 minutes with a couple of round lemon pieces. When ready, add honey to your cup and drink warm.