Ginger: An Ayurvedic Superfood
Ginger is a member of the cardamom and turmeric family. The ancients loved Ginger for its digestive support — in China and India, poets wrote sutras instructing readers to eat ginger before every meal. The use of ginger reaches back 5,000 years in Asia; at some point the spice travelled from India to ancient Rome, where it was beloved as a medicinal and culinary spice, particularly in sweets.
Sometime during the 15th century, Ginger cultivation spread beyond India to Africa, the Caribbean, and Indonesia, giving the Spice Islands their name. In Europe during the Middle Ages, one pound of ginger was as valuable as a sheep. Ginger is one of three ingredients in the Ayurvedic Trikatu formula, and is one of the most commonly used condiments in the world.
Ginger Body and Mind Benefits
Hailed as a “superfood” in Ayurvedic literature, Ginger has traditionally been used in digestion formulas and tonics for common ailments. The bioactive component of Ginger, called “gingerol,” along with its 31 related compounds, is the source of Ginger’s therapeutic properties. Science confirms Ginger’s antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-nausea action — there is also possible evidence of Ginger having a possible role in supporting cardiac health. In Ayurveda, Ginger is viewed as a universal medicine, and used to support the digestive, respiratory, and circulatory systems.
Where is Ginger grown?
ORGANIC INDIA Ginger is sourced from growers in South India
Ginger for Healthy Conscious Living
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