Root Down, Ginger!
I don’t drink many herbal teas, but our Organic Ginger Tea has such a warming and soothing effect on my throat. I drink it all winter long, with some fresh lemon in it, and a touch of honey if I’m feeling a sweet tooth. Although I drink green tea daily for its antioxidants, ginger’s got direct anti-inflammatory effects. Scientific research has shown that ginger root has therapeutic effects including an ability to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds, so many people, including myself, look to ginger for help with muscle recovery and arthritis pain*.
Tasty and tingly in flavor, ginger root tea is sure to lighten your breathing and freshen your breath. Ginger’s often recommended for helping improve circulation in the body, including the irksome sinuses that can flare up from time to time. Spicy and comforting for digestion, ginger root been used since ancient times as a natural digestive aid for relieving nausea, bloating, and menstrual cramps, as well as eliminating intestinal gas. Ginger is a carminative, which means it heats up the body from inside. This helps boost the body’s natural defenses and bring faster relief to the symptoms of cold and flu.**
So the next time you feel the need to root down… call Ginger over :)
* Reference: Phan PV (Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Division of Arthritis Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA) et al., Ginger extract components suppress induction of chemokine expression in human synoviocytes, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2005 Feb;11(1):149-54.
** Reference: Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckman J, eds., Ginger root, Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs. Newton, MA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2000:153–159.