We here at Kitchen Fusions take a special interest in anything holistic and natural to help improve the daily lives of everyone. If that holistic remedy happens to come in the form of a spice, so much the better! One of the more popular and distinctly healthy spices is ginger. Going far beyond a nice compliment to a platter of sushi, ginger’s health benefits range from digestive to dietary to even lessening some common ailments. So, with no further ado, here’s a few interesting tidbits about ginger.
Ginger has long been used in my family as a home remedy for upset stomachs. From lack of appetite to motion sickness on boat or plane to even post-surgery nausea, a bit of fresh ginger works wonders. It even helps out with some of the more inappropriate flatulence that might you might end up dealing with.
The dietary and general health benefits from ginger are no less impressive. Regularly eating ginger will help absorb and use the essential nutrients inside your food. On the general health side, ginger acts as an anti-inflammatory, providing relief sinus problems as well as throat and nose congestion if taken as a tea, making it quite the proactive choice if there’s a cold going around the office or at school. Furthermore, its anti-inflammatory properties work great to reduce joint and muscle swelling, helping alleviate many common aches for the elderly or arthritic.
Hopefully this will provide a bit of insight into another of the common household spices we hold dear, or possibly adding to the great big list of home remedies you might treasure. Check back again next week for another featured spice!