Ginger is popular for its vibrant and spicy flavor, but it has also been used for thousands of years all over the world to treat a variety of ailments.
Ginger first appeared in the southern parts of ancient China and from there it spread all over the world. Ginger made its way to Europe in the 1st century when Marco Polo, who was a Venetian merchant, explorer, and writer travelled through Asia along the Silk Road between 1271 and 1295 and brought the root along his journeys to trade and sell.
citrus notes ∙ earthy ∙ spicy kick
This caffeine free blend is lovely served hot or iced with a spoonful of honey and fresh squeezed lemon!
1 - 2 teaspoons in 8 oz of hot water for 5 minutes
- Ginger is helpful for protecting our bodies from the damaging effects of aging, including cognitive decline, like Alzheimer's Disease.
- Ginger is especially effective for combatting nausea, because it accumulates in the digestive tract. It is commonly used to combat nausea associated with pregnancy, chemotherapy, and motion sickness.
- Ginger can also help to combat indigestion, because it accelerates the emptying of the stomach (therefore stimulating the digestive process).
- Ginger promotes lipid metabolization and helps to reduce cholesterol and blood triglycerides. For these reasons, it helps to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes