Ginger root is known for its immense health benefits. It's starting to be called a staple in the medicine cabinet. 

It is commonly used as a remedy for nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and stomach problems like gas, bloating and diarrhea.

Ginger also helps the body detox by stimulating digestion. It is said to help eliminate waste and toxins from the colon and liver.

Ginger Root health benefitsGinger root contains magnesium and zinc, both of which regulate blood flow, so it is also good for menstrual cramps!

Pregnant women benefit from it too, as it helps curb morning sickness.

Drinking ginger tea regularly has shown to help improve metabolism and reduce junk food cravings, so it is also effective for weight loss and controlling blood sugar.

But most of all, ginger root has been proven to slow down the growth of cancer cells, including skin, lung, colon, ovarian, prostate and breast cancer.

Aside from being a powerful anti-inflammatory herb, ginger is also delicious when added in soup, salad, smoothies and more.  

This is my favorite smoothie to use it in.

It can be used powdered, dried, juiced, but of course, fresh ginger root is best. 

Ginger Tea

To make homemade ginger tea, put a 3 oz piece of ginger in a tea cup, pour 6-8 oz of boiling water over it and let it steep. Add in things like lemon, dairy-free milk or sweetener of choice. Adjust to taste.

Don't forget to buy organic ginger root when possible!

It's best to also buy it local, if it is available in your area at a Farmer's Market.

How To Store

I like to wash and cut mine into 1 inch pieces and store in the freezer. They will also store in the fridge from 3 weeks to a month.

If it feels lighter or has wrinkled skin, it's possible that it has dried up.

More Benefits of Ginger Root:

  1. Helps treat the common cold
  2. Eases muscle pain
  3. Provides relief from asthma, cough and bronchitis
  4. Fights off infections and boosts the immune system
  5. Improves appetite
  6. Prevents bloating
  7. Keeps your heart healthy

How do you like to use ginger? Leave your favorite ways in the comments below!

  • Suraj Kumar says:

    Hey Megun,

    I like this post from heart. What could be better than a morning cup of tarragon ginger tea enriched with powerful antioxidants? This tea is refreshing in nature, wonderful aroma and lots of health benefits.

    Just boiled water with tea, tarragon and ginger with little added sugar will make your morning awesome. Let’s have a little recap on its health benefits; it is antibacterial, detoxifier, fatigue fighter, inflammation fighter and tummy tamer also.

    Thanks for sharing this informative and useful post. Keep sharing

    With regards,

    Suraj Kumar

  • Felix says:

    Great suggestion Suraj.

    I used to make chicken soup. Boil water, add a cube of chicken flavored bouillon, salt to taste, and a few slices of ginger. Let it boil for about 10mins. Cook angel hair noodles in a separate pot. Remove the used ginger slices, add the cooked noodles, some cooked shredded chicken breast, and some sliced baby carrots. Very yummy on a cold day/night

  • I like a tbsp of candied ginger and a sprinkle of coconut plus 10 almonds on my oatmeal & almond milk in the morning & a dash of cinnamon sprinkled over all.

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