Ginger root is a spice that can also be used as a folk medicine. It is considered an herbaceous perennial and it grows to be about a meter tall with green leaves and has yellow flowers. Ginger root originated in Southern Asia and later on ginger was exported to Europe and was considered a key spice in the spice trade. Ginger root can be used to cure nausea and travel sickness. It also cures irritable bowels, wind, and colic.
Benefits of Ginger Root
Ginger root has many benefits. This root has been also known to cure cold, flu, and poor blood circulation. In the past women have used ginger root to cure menstrual cramps and have found it very effective. If you have indigestion or gastrointestinal problems like gas or stomach cramps, you may also try to use ginger root to cure your problems. Is your cholesterol high? If so, perhaps try ginger root as it contains properties that can lower your cholesterol.
Ginger root is also very effective in treating arthritis. My grandmother has tried this and found that it is very helpful for her arthritic hands. Headaches, fevers, and toothaches can be aided with the help of ginger root so definitely try ginger root before you reach for that bottle of Tylenol. If you have a cough or bronchitis, try some ginger root it will help. Ginger root has even been used as medicine by those who have skin cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer.
Where Can I Buy Ginger Root
Ginger root is easy to purchase. Your local grocery store carries ginger root. If you live in the east coast and have a Wegmans grocery store near you, definitely give them a try. Wegmans is one of the best grocery stores and some Wegmans locations may carry a few different types of ginger root varieties. Of course if you have an open air market or a farmer’s market try to see if they have ginger root too. Most likely they will.
Ginger root can also be purchased online. Amazon is selling ginger root for roughly $7.50 per pound. Amazon is a great place to buy ginger root because it is cheap and offers free shipping. All you have to do is visit Amazon.com, create an account, and search for ginger root. Once you have found the ginger root you want to buy, specify the amount, click add to cart, and then pay. Now just sit back and wait for ginger root to arrive at your doorsteps!
If you are interested in buying organic ginger root in bulk you can do so by visiting KauaiOrganicFarms.com. Kauai Organic Farms grow Hawaiian Yellow Ginger organically. They are of high quality and have been hand picked. Their ginger is available in bulk only so this is only for those interested in buying large amounts of ginger.
You can prepare ginger root in many ways, but my favorite way to prepare it is by making ginger tea out of it. You place grated ginger into one and a half cups of boiling water. You then set a timer for ten minutes. Once the timer has gone off you can strain the ginger tea into a mug and add sugar to taste. If the ginger tea is too strong for your liking, you may add more water to your glass. If you would like you can also add in a squeeze of lemon.
Ginger root is nature’s medicine. It cures many ailments so don’t hesitate to give it a try next time you are sick. What is great about using ginger root is that it is natural and cheap. It is also very easy to buy and prepare.