What’s that we hear you saying? What can ginger do for me? Well, when you look at it that way, its more a matter of what can’t ginger do to you. Ginger of the herb world sure lives up to the Molly Ringwald stereotype – kicking butts and saving the day.
Ginger’s helping hands stretch to both the big and the small. Consider ginger if you have stomach issues, nausea or bloating. A cup of ginger tea can crush motion sickness like a fly and bring calm to your twisted tummy all in one go. Ginger has also been known to help ease menstrual cramps (ladies, take note!) and aid in relaxation due both its strong aroma and healing properties. Don’t let us stop there though – we’re just warming up.
Other skills tacked on to the end of ginger’s resume include reducing inflammation, improving blood circulation, fighting respiratory problems and due to the high level of antioxidants has been known to increase immunity (some research also indicates it may help fight cancer cells). On a side note: should you ever find yourself in the midst of a nuclear war, never fear – one study suggests ginger can also potentially provide protection against nuclear radiation