Ginger is native to India, where the ancient Ayurvedics used it to preserve food, as a digestive aid, and as a spiritual cleanser. Today, ginger is widely cultivated in Africa, Australia, South America and the Caribbean (especially in Jamaica). The Greeks wrapped the root in a piece of bread and ate it following a heavy meal to prevent indigestion – this, by the way, is the origin of gingerbread!
Ginger is a pungent, sweet herb with warming and drying qualities. The fresh root can be juiced, sliced or diced, or dried and powdered for convenience. It can be used as a tea, as food, as a gargle, as a compress or infused into a massage oil.
Ginger ‘s Many Uses
- Abdominal pain
- Motion sickness
- Heart disease
Ginger’s Many Properties
Recipe: Crystallized Ginger Cubes
Peel large piece of organic fresh ginger and dice into small cubes. Prepare a syrup by dissolving 1 cup of sugar in 4 cups of water. Add the ginger cubes and simmer until they are soft. Leave in the syrup overnight, drain and pack into sterilized glass jars.
Avoid taking Ginger in acute inflammatory conditions or using locally on hot and inflamed areas. Any information on our website and blog is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any medical condition and should not be taken as a replacement for medical advice. Any person with a condition requiring medical attention should consult a qualified practitioner or therapist.