Ginger is often referred to as a root, but it is actually the rhizome of the ginger plant, which is a thick stem which grows underground.

Fresh ginger contains more of its beneficial compounds than dried ginger. It will last up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer. When purchasing dried ginger, choosing organic will ensure that it has not been irradiated.

Serving size: 2 half-inch slices
Region: Jamaica, India, Fiji, Indonesia and Australia

Health Benefits

Circulation Improves circulation.
Colon The gingerols in ginger inhibit the growth of colorectal cancer cells.
Digestion - General Relives gastrointestinal distress. Relieves nausea and vomiting including when related to motion sickness and pregnancy.
Hydrochloric Acid Stimulates production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
Immune System - General Promotes healthy sweating, which can help detoxify the body when sick, and kill off bacteria, fungus, and microorganisms on the skin.
Joints Reduces inflammation and arthritic conditions and increases mobility in the joints, including hands and knees.
Pregnancy/Postnatal Safely relieves nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.