All hail the Hot One! Because not only does it stimulate the senses, it also cranks up your circulation. Especially strong – as well as intensifying the taste of foods and drinks, ginger’s aromatic heat enhances your health, too.
Ginger, the healing wonder-root
Ginger’s tasty spiciness is also said to strengthen your immune system and allay inflammation and pain. It’s believed to help against nausea and aid digestion. Wow – can ginger really work miracles? Whatever the case, this aromatic sharpshooter is revered as a universal remedy in Asia and in Ayurvedic medicine. And if you think it’s only lately that ginger has become popular with us – think again! As early as the 12th century, Hildegard von Bingen was relying upon the healing power of this exotic rootstock. And what do scientists have to say?
Heavy artillery with a spicy aroma
One thing is certain: its numerous spicy substances and essential oils equip it with an entire arsenal of potent “weapons”. Its piquant gingerols and shogaols not only heat up the mouth, they also stoke up the circulation. This warms you up wonderfully and supports your mucous membranes in their fight against germs. And the wonder-tuber is rich in essential oils and antibacterial secondary plant substances.
Ginger shots shoot sharper than ginger tea
Ginger shots are right at the top of the coolness scale. This is a good thing, as many of ginger’s important active ingredients are not particularly soluble in water. The more the active ingredients, the more the taste and the more the efficacy. So, don’t go without – use ginger in its entirety. By the way: you can eat the skin too, but ensure you wash it well beforehand. You’d prefer ginger tea? Then finely chop the ginger so that as many active ingredients as possible dissolve into the water. As a general rule, chop up the ginger just before using it, in order to ensure the essential oils do not evaporate. And thus the power of the wonder-root’s strong, spicy aroma is unleashed!
Tip: Try our aromatic sharpshooter for taste and well-being: ginger shot with lemon and apple
Note: Since everyone’s health history and nutritional needs are so different, please make sure that you talk with your doctor and a registered dietitian to get advice about the diet and exercise plan that‘s right for you.