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Rooted in Ginger



“The older the ginger, the more it bites” (Chinese proverb)


Hello everyone, welcome to Earth Essentials by Erica, and thanks for stopping by!


In today's article, we will discover some history, some curiosities, and above all the benefits of ginger root and its essential oil.


A BIT OF HISTORY

Ginger is a very ancient spice, today widely used in different ways and for different purposes. Its origin comes from the Asian continent, in particular from China and India where already 5000 years ago, it was cultivated and used for its many benefits.

Fortunately, it was one of the first spices to arrive in Europe and was widely used by the Romans as a flavoring and by the Greeks to relieve stomach ailments.

A perennial herbaceous plant of the Zingiberaceae family, it has a very particular and recognizable shape and a rhizome with a very fleshy texture, but easy to cut.


BENEFITS OF GINGER ROOT:

Ginger root can be eaten raw as is or used as an infusion. Let's find out why it is so wonderful for our well-being!


  • Valid help against nausea and vomiting can be used for car, plane, and boat sickness

  • Helps with nausea due to chemotherapy and pregnancy

  • Improves digestion and heartburn

  • Relieves colds and respiratory problems

  • Natural antibiotic effect

  • Activates the metabolism and helps in weight loss

  • Detox properties and toxin disposal

  • Anti-inflammatory action

  • It deflates the belly and relieves colitis

  • Helps fight headaches and joint pains

  • Enhance the Immune System

A small root, full of benefits, and now it's the perfect time to use it, especially to prevent flu and colds





Ginger Tea Recipe:

  1. Finely chop your fresh organic ginger. You can peel it or just rinse and scrub off any dirt. Use about a 1-inch piece of ginger per 12 oz cup of tea

  2. In a saucepan, combine the ginger with fresh, quality water

  3. Bring to a boil over high heat for about 10 minutes with a lid on the pot. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20+ more minutes. The longer you simmer the stronger your tea.

  4. Pour the tea through a fine strainer to catch all of the ginger.

  5. Add organic lemon or lime and organic local honey to taste

  6. Enjoy!


BENEFITS OF GINGER ESSENTIAL OIL:

The essential oil of ginger, obtained from the hulled rhizome and dried by distillation, has many properties for health and also for the environment.


  • For topical use, it has pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties

  • Antiseptic properties for the environment, it helps to keep bacteria and germs away

  • It stimulates concentration and memory

  • Prevents tiredness and mental fatigue

  • Helps fight cellulite

  • Aphrodisiac and energizing

Ginger root and ginger essential oil are real allies for your physical and mental well-being! A powerful spice with a thousand benefits.








CURIOSITY and fun facts ABOUT GINGER:


Ginger is widely used to make summer cocktails and drinks, but especially the famous Ginger Beer and Ginger Ale


The Chinese philosopher Confucius was convinced that ginger made the mind and thoughts clearer, and ate a piece of it after each meal


A legend has it that the first Gingerbread man, the famous spiced biscuit, was kneaded by Queen Elizabeth I.


See you later and stay tuned for other articles!




Disclaimer

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.



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