Fun Ginger Facts!

Author: Corinne Bett   Date Posted:26 August 2015 

Our top 7 fun ginger facts:

  1. Reduced appetite? Chew on a small piece of fresh ginger or drink a ginger tea before meals and get those gastric juices flowing!
  2. Ginger root contains essential oils and phenolic compounds such as gingerols and shogaols which give it its aromatic smell and many health benefits.
  3. Ginger root contains nutrients such as Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Vitamin C, Potassium, Manganese, Copper and Magnesium.
  4. Ginger has been utilised for at least 3000 years in India and China. In 19th Century Europe it was used as widely as salt, being added to many meals.
  5. In Chinese medicine, Ginger is considered a great yang tonic, which can help boost energy, vitality and increase body temperature.
  6. In Indian Ayurvedic Medicine, Ginger is used as a universal medicine, used to treat many conditions, including digestive issues.
  7. Ginger is a great libido booster, and has been traditionally used to stimulate sexual desire in the equine industry and to keep horses young and active.
     
Written by Corinne Bett

Corinne spent her childhood helping her mother and grandfather in the garden grow various herbs and vegetables. This sparked a great interest in herbal medicine and nutrition in later life, and a passion for a wholefood diet. As a Naturopath today, she likes to empower others to utilise food as medicine, and live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. In her spare time she like to spend time in nature bushwalking and swimming, adventuring in far and exotic places, and dreaming about what kind of dog she might like to have one day.