Who loves ginger? If you don’t, try and grow to love it as this power-packed spice carries a whole lot of punch as far as your health and healing.

Ginger is a flowering plant native to the warmer parts of Asia. It’s known for the culinary and medicinal properties of its roots and can help heal just about any ailment. So, if you aren’t already incorporating it into your drinks or dishes, read on to learn more about it’s benefits and healing powers.

Digestive problems. Ginger is a carminative, which means that it can seriously aid in the elimination of excessive gas. It can also calm the stomach and intestinal tract which ultimately make it a wonderful natural solution to treat motion sickness, nausea and diarrhea.

Pain. Ginger boasts incredible anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore if you are working out heavily or are engaged in a strenuous task, a serving of ginger per day can help ease muscle soreness.

Rick of cancer. Taking a ginger supplement or incorporating the fresh variety into your drinks or meals can lower your risk of colon cancer due to its’ anti-inflammatory properties and certain antioxidants found in the root.

Skin damage. Ginger’s fresh juice has been applied to the skin topically to treat burns and even prevent mosquito bites!

Best Ways to Consume Ginger

So figuring a way to add ginger into your diet shouldn’t be too difficult. Firstly, you can find it at any supermarket, ensure you select the plumpest roots available; you want ones that still appear juicy, as opposed to dried out around the cut ends. You can find it in many drinks such as  ginger ale, ginger beer, ginger infused kombucha. Fancy something sweeter, try candied ginger. Cook with it as often as you can but I also love ginger tea. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil, add a few thin slices of peeled fresh ginger and let it simmer for approximately 10 to 20 minutes. The more ginger taste you want the more slices you add and the longer you simmer it for. When you are ready to drink it, add a splash of honey and squeeze some fresh lemon juice to give it a fresh zesty tang! You can drink it hot to comfort you on cold winter days or iced as a refreshing drink on a hot summer’s day. This combination of ingredients will help with upper respiratory issues so drink freely when you are suffering with colds or sore throats.