Ginger is a well known spice commonly used in the culinary world – think Gingerbread, Indian and Asian cuisines, pickled sushi ginger, Ginger Ale – but did you also know that it’s considered a “superfood” and has been used for centuries as a healing herb?
Ginger has long been used to relieve nausea, gas pains and other digestive issues, and motion sickness.
Ginger also contains high levels of gingerols, a potent anti-inflammatory compound.
Ginger has antiviral, antibacterial, antiparasitic and antioxidant properties.
Ginger is being studied for its use in fighting cancer, diabetes, bacterial and fungal infections and more.
Ginger can be used fresh, in teas, extracts or oils, and dried.
Interested? Here are some links containing detailed information on the many properties of ginger: