Is the Weather Getting you Down? Spice up your Life with Ginger

In need of a little spice in your life? Zest things up with some ginger! It’s easy to incorporate this powerful spice into your daily routine with an array of benefits.

WHAT EXACTLY IS GINGER? 

Ginger is a spice from the underground rhizome (root) of the ginger plant, known as Zingiber officinale. This name comes from the Sanskrit name, singabera which means “horn shaped.” It comes in a variety of colours including red, white, and yellow. It is covered in a paper-like skin that can easily be peeled off before using the ginger’s flesh. Ginger is typically grown in Southeastern Asia and has been mentioned in ancient Chinese, Indian, and Middle Eastern writings. Today, it is grown and harvested in various places around the world, including India and Australia.

HOW IS IT USED? 

This famous spice has been a staple in Vedic tradition, often being referred to as “the universal medicine.” It is respected for the warming effect it has on the digestive and respiratory systems, as well as its ability to balance the emotional, physical, and spiritual centres within the body and mind. Ginger promotes robust Agni, which refers to digestive strength and the ability to assimilate life experiences.

Typically, ginger is added to a variety of dishes and drinks, offering a pungent and sweet flavour to the taste buds. Whatever your preference, it is easy to start using ginger as a part of your wellness routine.

WHAT ARE GINGER’S BENEFITS? 

One of the most well-known benefits of ginger is digestive system support. For thousands of years, ginger has been known to help calm and soothe the digestive tract, offering people relief from a variety of frustrating symptoms. These symptoms may include: bloating, gas, and indigestion.

Ginger has also been shown to support healthy cardiovascular function while promoting a balanced immune system. That’s one of the reasons people prefer to use ginger during cold and flu season. This versatile spice is also beneficial for helping to alleviate motion induced nausea.

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About ORGANIC INDIA

ORGANIC INDIA produces Tulsi teas and herbal supplements that are not only good for your body but good for the earth. Based in India, we’re dedicated to making organic, GMO-free, vegetarian products that are created using sustainable, ethical, and socially responsible methods. Our products include teas, supplements and foods, all grown in our farmlands in northern India.

20 years ago we set out to create a herbal medicine company that was close to our hearts. Our plan was to export India’s ancient Ayurvedic medicinal wisdom, in the form of herbal formulas and supplements, to the West. Yet after witnessing the critical and toxic state of India’s agriculture, we realised that our mission would be far better served working across the supply chain ourselves, starting with the health of the land and the farmers, all the way through to the consumer. We now work with over 2000 rural family farmers to cultivate over 10,000 acres of organic farmland in India.

 

Try these delicious ginger-inspired Tulsi tea flavours:

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