Herbology 101: Ginger


You either love it, or you don't. Irrespective of what your 'guy' feelings are for this radical root, ginger (otherwise known as zingiber officinale) has a tremendous history of supporting the health of humanity. A potent piece of produce, ginger properties are anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-viral, and anti-parasitic. This means that if you have anything from nausea to diabetes, ginger will offer some benefit for your body! 

Ginger has a deep history, reaching 5,000 back to India and China where it was revered for its medicinal properties. Nowadays, it is typically used in varied cuisine, however the the true power of ginger is in its healing properties. 

Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory - which means if you suffer from anything from a swollen ankle to arthritis, then ginger has your back! This factor also can be applied to chronic illnesses such as cancer as well. Potent in flavor and effect, ginger is a truly healing plant.  

While the health benefits continue on and on, what really matters is putting the rubber to the road. How can you incorporate this wonder into your life now? A easy way to incorporate ginger is as a tea. Chop a bunch of ginger 1/2 cup and let boil in a pot of hot water for 30 minutes. Buya! You are well on your way to living la vida ginga!