Ginger Herb - Herbal Tea
Ginger, also known as Ginger Root is a common staple in most kitchens used as a spice and also widely used medicinally in many home made cold remedies. Known for its spicy and sweet flavor Ginger has been used through out history in culinary dishes and cakes and cookies. Ginger was developed into a soft drink and is still sought today to help ease queasy stomachs.
Ginger is native to China and India and has been important in Chinese medicine through out history and was even mentioned by Confucius. Ginger was an important part of European cuisine and could be found on most dinner tables along with salt and pepper. Ginger can be purchased as dried root, fresh root, powdered and candied in most grocery stores.
Herbal Tea Recipe
Ginger tea is prepared by peeling and thinly slicing a 2 inch piece of Ginger Root, bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add the ginger root, cover and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes. Strain before drinking. Add honey and lemon for flavor.
Ginger Uses & Herbal Remedies
Ginger Tea Benefits
Ginger is used in many culinary dishes and deserts and beverages.
Ginger cookies, sugared ginger and ginger drinks are commonly used during pregnancy to help ease the symptoms of morning sickness and stabilize the blood sugars while pregnant.
Ginger has also shown to be effective in treating nausea associated with chemotherapy and sea sickness.
Ginger added to tea or made into a tea itself has been used to treat colds through out history.
It is thought that planting Ginger root on your property will bring prosperity to you and sprinkling powdered Ginger root in your pockets will bring you money.
Ginger should be used with caution by those suffering from gall stones as Ginger promotes bile release from the gallbladder.
Ginger is considered a safe herb.
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