Aromatic, pungent and spicy, ginger is the underground rhizome of the plant known botanically as zingiber officinale. The plant’s botanical name is thought to be derived from its sanskrit name singabera which means “horn shaped,” reflecting how ginger root appears. It has a firm texture and is covered with a tough brownish skin
Ayurveda gives ginger the status of a virtual medicine chest. That’s because this wonder spice has time-tested digestion-friendly properties in addition to its numerous other health benefits. Historically, ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. Ginger is regarded as an excellent carminative (a substance which promotes the elimination of intestinal gas) and an intestinal spasmolytic (a substance which relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract). Modern scientific research has revealed that ginger possesses numerous therapeutic properties including antioxidant effects, an ability to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds and direct anti-inflammatory effects.
10 Benefits of Ginger
1. Ginger improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body.
2. Ginger eaten before a meal will stimulate the appetite and secretion of the digestive juices.
3. Ginger clears the “microcirculatory channels” of the body, including the sinuses. Stir up some tea with ginger and honey to get rid of throat and nose congestion
4. Ginger helps with nausea especially when taken with a little honey. Ginger is safe to use in reducing the nausea and vomiting after surgery and during pregnancy.
5. Ginger helps digestion and helps reduce gas!
6. Ginger can help calm digestive cramps.
7. Ginger contains very potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols. These substances are believed to explain why so many people with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis experience reductions in their pain levels and improvements in their mobility when taking ginger.
8. Ginger can reduce post-operative. (A doctor was the one who first asked us to make ginger honey for his patients.)
9. Gingerols, the main active components in ginger and the ones responsible for its distinctive flavor, contain compounds which are not only anti-inflammatory but have also been shown in laboratories to inhibit the growth of human colorectal and ovarian cancer cells.
10. Ginger is very effective in preventing the symptoms of motion sickness, especially seasickness. Ginger reduces all symptoms associated with motion sickness including dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and cold sweating.
Both honey and ginger have their individual health benefits and the combination provides additional benefits. Honey is a great delivery system for the ginger and with its own health benefits sweetens the mix.
Winter Park Ginger Honey is pure, raw, natural honey with the essence of organic ginger. Honey is an excellent medium for transmitting the benefits of herbs such as ginger to the body. Try this delicious ginger honey for healthy digestion!