By now you know we are passionate about ginger. It is a truly spectacular root. The more I read up about it the more I am amazed, and the more I find out, the more people I meet who seem to have really interesting experiences using Ginger in a medical context.
For more than two thousand years Ginger has been used as a Digestion aid, and to treat a variety of ills and somatics. From western uses to a varied and wide range of eastern religions and medical practices, Ginger is a constant source of health and vigour. The bits that are important active components of the ginger root are the volatile oils and pungent phenol compounds (such as gingerols and shogaols). It is these oils that have such a remarkable effect on the human body.
In today’s modern world, with people more and more educated on what goes into our food and beverages, and consequently our bodies,Â it is no wonder that expectant moms as well as regular folks alike are turning to the healing effects of Ginger.
Health care professionals recommend Ginger to help treat or even prevent nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness, pregnancy, and even cancer chemotherapy.
So maybe Ginger does have some amazing healing properties after all. In the next few blogs I am going to talk about some of the cool things ginger is used for and where and how it has been and is being used.