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All About Ginger

Margaux J Rathbun, B.S., N.T.P.
Monday, December 19, 2016

In need of a little spice in your life? Zest things up with some ginger! It’s easy to incorporate this powerful spice into your daily routine and there are so many benefits of doing so!

Back to the Roots

Ginger is a spice from the underground rhizome (root) of the ginger plant, known as Zingiber officinale. This name comes from the Sanskrit name, singabera which means “horn shaped.” Ginger comes in a variety of colors including red, white, and yellow. It is covered in a paper-like skin that can easily be peeled off before using the ginger’s flesh.Ginger is typically grown in Southeastern Asia and has been mentioned in ancient Chinese, Indian, and Middle Eastern writings. Today, it is grown and harvested in various places around the world, including India and Australia.

Ancient Wisdom

This famous spice has been a staple in Vedic tradition, often being referred to as “the universal medicine.” It is respected for the warming effect it has on the digestive and respiratory systems, as well as its ability to balance the emotional, physical, and spiritual centers within the body and mind. In Ayurveda, ginger promotes robust agni, which refers to digestive strength and the ability to assimilate life experiences.

Typically, ginger is added to a variety of dishes and drinks, offering a pungent and sweet flavor to the taste buds. Most recently for ORGANIC INDIA, ginger powder has become available in both powder and capsule form, making it easy to incorporate into everyday life. Pressed juice and smoothie fans will typically add a teaspoon or two of the bulk ginger powder to their blends, giving their drinks a boost of benefits and a spicy flavor. For those often in a rush, ginger capsules are the way to go! Whatever your preference, it is easy to start using ginger as a part of your wellness routine! In need of some recipe inspiration? Check out some of the many recipes we offer that feature ORGANIC INDIA Ginger!

A Must-Have for Health

One of the most well-known benefits of ginger is digestive system support. For thousands of years, ginger has been known to help calm and soothe the digestive tract, offering people relief from a variety of frustrating symptoms. These symptoms may include: bloating, gas, and indigestion.

Ginger has also been shown to support healthy cardiovascular function while promoting a balanced immune system. This versatile spice is also beneficial for helping to alleviate motion induced nausea.

Why ORGANIC INDIA Ginger?

Not all ginger products are created equally! ORGANIC INDIA Ginger is USDA-Certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified, which means you don’t have to worry about harsh pesticides or chemicals infiltrating your body. ORGANIC INDIA Ginger is also vegan, gluten-free, Kosher and Halal Certified. Like all ORGANIC INDIA products, their ginger is derived in a sustainable manner that helps provide job opportunities to farmers in India. Fairly traded, free from chemicals, and packed with healthbenefits, it doesn’t get any better than that!

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