During such heaving winter times, there’s nothing more comforting than a soothing and warming ginger infusion. Historically, this spicy and tasty plant comes to us from India and is still used since thousands of years in natural medicine. Furthermore, it is important to note that our consumption should not exceed 2 g of dry ginger or 10 g of fresh ginger (split over multiple periods of time) per day. This is due to potential adverse effects that may be associated with excessive consumption of this plant.
Let’s now take a look at the many health benefits of ginger which can be consumed either fresh or powdered or candied.
– Ginger is very rich in antioxidants that help promote most of its health benefits.
– It is efficient against nausea and vomiting that may be caused by motion sickness or seasickness. In such a case, it should be taken about an hour before departure.
– Ginger is also efficient in the relief of minor digestive disorders, intestinal gas and bloating.
– It also helps relieve the symptoms of colds and flu, migraine and arthritis pain.
On the other hand, ginger goes very well with savory and sweet dishes, provided that we add it after cooking in order to fully benefit from its flavor.
Moreover, ginger can be stored on a refrigerator shelf (and not in the vegetables container) for about three weeks. Also, it can be kept in a cool place of the kitchen, just like onions, for about ten days. In the case of ginger powder, it must be placed in a hermetically sealed container which is protected from light so that to avoid losing its delightful perfume.
Finally, let’s be careful… In cases of gallstones, treatment with anticoagulant medications or pregnancy, it is strictly recommended to consult your doctor before consuming ginger.