When it comes to keeping your family healthy, you’re probably wondering how you can add seasonings and spices into your regular food to give your system a little boost. While ginger can’t cure everything, it’s been a favourite herb for many centuries.
Ginger is used in cooking, teas, and other recipes to keep your tummy feeling okay and fight nausea as well as other health issues. Since this versatile herb can be added into recipes and used as a herbal tea, we wanted to share some of the amazing health benefits of this herb with you today.
Ginger has shown to have enzymes that help break up gas and reduce the stress placed on your digestive system. This means you’ll feel less discomfort during times of indigestion troubles. Ginger has also been shown to increase movement through your digestive tract which can reduce or help cure constipation.
If you’re feeling nauseous from pregnancy or the common stomach bug, this little herb called ginger can help relieve the symptoms. Medical professionals have used ginger powder for chemo patients to help reduce nausea associated with chemotherapy. You can use ginger at home in a warm herbal tea to help alleviate nausea from sickness or pregnancy.
Recover from Cold and Flu
They say the research is still out on this, but some have seen fresh garlic have a positive impact on people’s respiratory system. Fresh ginger showed signs of being able to work with viruses that attack our respiratory system. The key is to use fresh ginger, as the powdered version seemed to have little to no impact on respiratory viruses when tested.
There you have it, the top three health benefits of ginger. You can buy fresh ginger in the produce section of your local grocery store while the powdered version may be found in the spice and seasonings aisle.
Immunity-boosting ginger recipes
If you are looking for immunity-boosting ginger recipe inspiration take a look at these wonderful ideas to get you started…
- Turmeric Ginger Cinnamon Tea – Soothing and refreshing and immune-boosting tea that helps to fight cold, flu and aids in digestion. Although this caffeine-free tea can be enjoyed all year round, it is especially perfect to keep you warm in winters.
- Kale & Mushroom Pasta with Ginger – Kale and mushroom pasta seasoned with soy sauce, garlic and fiery ginger. This easy vegan pasta dish is one of our favourite 15-minute meals.
- Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup – A vibrant, hearty soup. Carrots, onion and garlic are roasted for extra flavour and healthy ginger is added for extra health benefits.