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|
|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.|