With certainty, ginger is one of the healthiest spices that we can use in preparing various types of meals. Besides offering one-of-a-kind enriching flavor, it is also abundant in potent healing properties. Namely, it has been long used to treat nausea and seasickness and some believe that it is even more potent than prescribed meds against nausea.
The Health Benefits of Ginger
- Ginger is a plant with strong anti-inflammatory characteristics and it is therefore highly recommendable for people who need to treat muscle soreness after strenuous workout.
- It can also be used to reduce joint ache and stiff joints caused by osteoarthritis. Women will particularly benefit from it if they consume it during menstrual periods because it will lower the pain and discomfort as much as ibuprofen.
- Ginger can successfully relief belly discomfort caused by indigestion
Different Ways to Consume Ginger
- as a tea
- as a compress
- as a spice, in meals
How to Grow Your Own Ginger
Make sure you purchase ginger from a garden center or a seed catalog because the ginger sold throughout groceries contains growth inhibitors. It is also important to note that you need a quality soil and a good draining system. Opt for a wide and shallow pot due to the fact that ginger grows horizontally.
Put the ginger to soak in water overnight. The next morning, fill the pot with the soil and place the ginger into it with the eye buds pointed up. Cover the roots with 2 inches of soil and water it. Place the pot in a warm area, but not directly exposed to sunlight. You need to maintain the moisture of the soil so you should spray it with water regularly. As ginger is known to grow slowly, the first shoots will be noticed within several weeks.