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Dried ginger root can be used to brew a zingy & tasty ginger root tea. A great digestive aid & immunity booster.
Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale
Part Used: Root
Benefits of using dried ginger root
Ginger is a marvellous herb, with many proven benefits. When digested, it naturally warms the body, stimulates circulation & energy. Historically it has been considered an aphrodisiac, for its ability to enhance sexual vitality. These days it is favoured for its ability to help relieve colds, flu, & nausea.
The health benefits of ginger are mainly attributed to its phenolic compounds, such as gingerols & shogaols. When ginger is fresh, gingerol is more potent. When it is dried, the shogaol content often becomes more abundant.
Nausea, Motion & Morning Sickness
Perhaps ginger’s most common use is for its ability to relieve nausea & vomiting. These effects are attributed to its ability to relax the body, keeping your digestive function stable & blood pressure consistent. When consumed it also helps warm, and calm the stomach, improving digestion and relieving tension.
Ginger has also been proven to be useful in alleviating cramps & pain associated with menstrual cycles. It’s believed to be because of gingers’ warming & anti-spasmodic effects.
Fevers, Cold & Flus
Ginger root has been used traditionally for the treatment of colds & flu, especially if there is a fever present. Ginger is a renowned diaphoretic & great at warming the body. By stimulating circulation, & sweating, ginger helps heat leave the body which may help break fevers.
Uses and preparations
Ginger can be enjoyed in a variety of ways from foods to teas & juices. As a dried root variation, this works best for hot teas, soups & broths. However, the dried root can also be ground into a powder for easy application across the board.
Taste: A little peppery, sweet, & spicy.
How to use
Hot Infusion | Quick & Easy.
- Place 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried ginger root in a cup of boiling water.
- Stir & allow to steep for 5 - 10 minutes.
- Strain, optionally sweeten with honey & enjoy.
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