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The Many Uses of Ginger

Sunday, 20 March 2016 00:00  by Anna H.

Ginger

Not only is ginger a very popular item people use while cooking, but ginger also has a wide array of other uses. Ginger comes in the forms of ground, fresh, powdered, or as oil. Ginger has been found in helping reduce nausea, fighting cold and flu symptoms, and aiding in digestion.

Adding a bit of ginger into your diet could also reduce day-to-day muscle discomfort. Woman going through detox at a treatment center that are experiencing muscle spasms and pain would highly benefit in using ginger in the form of therapy to aid in cramps and as a anti-inflammatory agent.

Ginger has many other uses that could be beneficial for anyone with stress, diabetic, and stomach problems. Try cutting a few chunks of ginger root into your morning tea; I bet you, your mind, and body will love the benefits! This Rhizome is probably one Super food that is well deserving of the title. Below is an easy and fun way of growing ginger from your own home; give it a try!

Step 1: Choose a small ginger root/ rhizome that has several swollen white nubs with pink tips. Set the rhizome on soil and sprinkle more soil over top, leaving part of the root uncovered. Cover the pot with plastic wrap to add and raise humidity.

Step 2: When little shoots begin to appear, in approximately 10 day, remove the plastic wrap.

Step 3: Snip shoots off and use them for cooking. Place pot outdoors for summer, harvest roots in the fall.

Last modified on Sunday, 20 March 2016 20:19

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