September 28, 2015
Spotlight on: Ginger

One of our favourite herbs here at The Purist, Zingiber officinale is a perennial rhizome (root) that has been used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic herbal medicines since ancient times.

Traditionally, ginger has been used for the treatment of digestive ailments including nausea and indigestion. In cooking, it has been a well-loved adder of spice for more than 4,000 years. 

Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, and also a good modulator of the immune system. In addition to its anti-nausea actions, it may also help to fight blood sugar imbalances. Studies have also shown a chemopreventative activity in animals.

 

Those suffering from cramping, constipation, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, aches and pains, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, rheumatism, dizziness, fever, sore throat, cold and flu, menstrual cramping, and high blood pressure may all find benefit from taking ginger medicinally. It may also be helpful in relieving the symptoms of depression. 

The Purist uses ginger in our Tummy Tea due to its ability to effectively battle indigestion and beat the bloat. Blended with other key herbs such as peppermint and fennel, Ginger adds zing and a wide range of benefits to this delicious tea.

 

Emily Bathgate

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