Winter has come and has brought its chills and sniffles. Enter Zingiber Officinale (Ginger), one of nature’s super plants. Ginger is native to warmer parts of Asia, such as China, Japan, and India, but is now grown in parts of South American, Africa and the Middle East. Apart from its numerous health benefits, ginger has some mighty fine flavour and is enjoyed in a number of foods and drinks worldwide.
If you have those winter sniffles, ginger tea (ginger, honey, turmeric, lemon in hot water) eases headaches, sore throats and also speeds up recovery from colds and flu. Drinking ginger tea or eating ginger in the morning can also reduce hunger pangs.
Ginger has numerous health and wellness benefits
• Rich in antioxidants which can lower the risk of infections.
• Anti-inflammatory thus relieves swelling and pain.
• Aids digestion by increasing production of saliva and digestive fluids.
• Recommended to those who suffer from nausea and motion sickness.
• Helps with headaches and migraines.
• Lowers cholesterol thereby reducing the risk of hypertension, stroke and heart disease.
• Controls the body’s glucose levels which act directly on weight and energy levels.
• Used for asthma, colic, heart palpitations, dyspepsia, loss of appetite and rheumatism.
The benefits of ginger are undeniable. So this winter, add some ginger for power-packed meals and drinks.
Try out this Ginger Tea Cold Remedy