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Ginger is one of the most frequently used spices in cooking and is used in both savoury and sweet dishes from all around the world. Our organic ground ginger is best used in sweet dishes such as biscuits, desserts, ginger breads and cakes. Organic ginger can also be used to make ginger lemonade and ale is fantastic for flavouring homemade jams or pickles.
Ginger has been cultivated by humanity since the early days of civilization and is widely used in a variety of culinary preparations all over the world. Apart from being used for cooking, the benefits of ginger also include serving as an important ingredient in many of the cures related to alternative medicines like Ayurveda, Naturopathy, aroma therapy and herbal therapy, getting to the health benefits of ginger.
Historically speaking, Ginger has been an inseparable part of human lives since the 1500s owing to its aroma, flavor and medicinal attributes which have been utilized to serve a wide range of purposes like lending flavor to food and curing many ailments. As a result, ginger is widely used all over the world because of the numerous reputed health benefits of ginger provided to its users.
Health Benefits of Ginger:
The pungent constituents of ginger namely shogaols and gingerols are believed effective in controlling vomiting and nausea because of their ability to control the movements of the gastrointestinal tract, a great health benefit of ginger for many people.
Ginger has enjoyed the status of being the traditional medicine for the treatment of cough, cold and congestion in the fields of ayurveda and naturopathy.
The extracts of ginger namely the ginger beer and the ginger ale are used as stomach settlers for generations in many countries due to their properties of being good analgesics and sedatives - a ginger benefit. Treating upset stomach also is said to be among the benefits of cinnamon.
The medical form of ginger, popularly known as ‘Jamaica Ginger’, is used for treating dyspepsia and colic diseases and is especially recommended to people who suffer from gall stones. This is due to the fact that the intake of this herb triggers the release of bile from the gall bladder and thus causes the problem to heal over a period of time.
Among the reputed health benefits of ginger is that it can be taken by people who have diabetes and also by those who suffer from heart problems because it is believed to have the health benefit of lowering the cholesterol content of the blood.
Ginger has been used by pregnant women to ward off the morning sickness.
Since some people believe it can be used for the health benefit of treatment of external wounds like snake bites as well as for internal disorders like ovarian and colon cancers, it is considered to be a universal remedy which could be present at home at all times.
Fresh ginger juice if applied to minor burns as well as skin irritations provides immediate relief for some people where as ginger oil is used in spas and saloons for a perceived refreshing effect on one’s mind and a potential ability to reduce arthritic pain.
Ginger can also be used for reducing toothache and the discomfort which arises due to the infection in the upper respiratory tract due to its antibacterial and antifungal nature.