Ginger Root

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

~Philippians 4:13

There are foods that remind me of beautiful moments in time.  Ginger is one of those foods for me.  Ginger always brings me good memories; the taste of it, the smell of it, the all of it.  It brings me back to my childhood times when my mother used to wake up very early in the morning to go to work, and used to wake me up with her. I of course did not want to wake up, but once I had my ginger tea, I would feel it was the best morning ever…and I felt like that every time I had my ginger tea.  I liked the tingling heat and the sweetness after the heat.  At such age, as an early consumer, I was not aware of its health benefits.

Health Benefits of Ginger Root:

  • Alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress – regarded as an excellent carminative
  • Soothes the intestinal tract
  • Antioxidant effects – ability to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds
  • Contains very potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols
  • Helps prevent the symptoms of motion sickness
  • Has been used to treat nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy (please check with your doctor first)
  • People with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis experience reductions in their pain levels and improvement on mobility when they consume ginger regularly

This information about the health benefits of ginger is taken from:  The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods by Michael Murray N.D. and Joseph Pizzorno N.D.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

~Philippians 4:13

God bless you & with love,

Querin