Health Benefits of Ginger

When I think of Ginger, tummy upset and ginger cookies come to mind. It turns out that ginger as many more health benefits.

I discovered that the local Bulk Barn has candied ginger and dark chocolate covered ginger and that gives me another way to use ginger.

  • Ginger contains anti-viral, anti-toxic and anti-fungal properties and is used for the prevention of and treatment for the common cold.
  • Ginger acts as an antihistamine and aids in the treatment of allergies.
  • Ginger displays anti-inflammatory properties and can be use to treat rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and various other muscular disorders.
  • Ginger treats feelings of nausea: seasickness, morning sickness, motion sickness and side effects of chemotherapy.
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Cleansing Ginger Lemonade

cleansing ginger lemonade

cleansing ginger lemonade

Recipe

  • 2 inches (5 cm) ginger root
  • 4 cups (1 L) filtered water
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) organic lemon juice
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) whole stevia leave or ½ tsp (2.5 ml) ground
  • Finely chop ginger root and steep in freshly boiled water for at least 20 minutes. Consider steeping it overnight, as a long infusion maximizes the transfer of the active ingredients into the liquid
  • Add lemon juice and stevia and stir
  • Serve hot or cold for a refreshing and revitalizing treat

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