Ginger is the “ultimate medicine” according to Ayurveda. Not only does it warm the body and balance Vata-types, it’s also a healer for your digestion and immune health.
Ginger works on your digestion in several different ways. For one thing, the compound in ginger called “gingerol” is known to be a potent anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. Ginger can completely obliterate menstrual cramps and calm stomach pain. Ginger is also a master at balancing gut bacteria by reducing E. coli in the system. If you suffer from IBS, bloating or any kind of stomach issues — ginger is the answer.
Not only is ginger great for your digestive health, but it will also take your immune health to a whole…other…level. Ginger promotes healthy sweating. When you eat ginger, your sweat contains a germ-fighting agent called dermicidin which protects the body from infections and viruses, keeping you safe from the flu that’s being passed around.
How To Make Ginger Tea
Ginger tea is incredibly easy to make. Grab a thumb-sized piece of ginger and slice it thinly (this provides a maximum surface area for a highly concentrated tea). Pour about 4 cups of water into a pot, add the ginger slices and bring to a boil. Reduce, cover and let simmer for about 20 minutes. Scoop into a mug and add some raw honey for even more immune-boosting benefits.
Not quite feeling tea, but want the amazing benefits of ginger? Try a broth!