Ayurveda has advocated the use of this perennial herb to treat a variety of digestive and inflammatory conditions for centuries.
Often thought of as a root, ginger is actually a stem, which grows underground. Native to India and China, ginger is one of the most used herbs in cooking as well as in treating common health woes globally.
Ginger, with its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and many other healthful properties, is a powerful digestive tonic which improves gastric mobility and helps protect and heal the gut, enhancing overall digestive health.
Due to ginger’s many beneficial compounds having a direct effect on the various digestive enzymes, it encourages the movement of food through the gastrointestinal tract, enhancing proper digestion and elimination, whilst reducing intestinal gases which can cause stomach cramps and bloating, thus relieving gastrointestinal irritation.
Soothing and invigorating GINGER TEA recipe:
1. Slice 2.5 cm of fresh ginger (no need to peel it but please rinse before slicing)
2. Place ginger into a small saucepan, and pour in 1 mug full of water (preferably filtered)
3. Bring to boil over high heat, immediately reduce the heat and bring to a gentle simmer
4. Leave to simmer your tea for five minutes, a little longer if you prefer stronger flavour
5. Strain the tea into a mug
You can add a slice of lemon or lime and sweeten with a little raw honey.