Ways to use ginger

June 23, 2020

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There are many benefits to using ginger in your health and wellness routines.

Ginger is an anti-inflammatory, helps boost brain health, good to use for sore muscles & joints, helpful when fighting a cold, soothing a sore throat, to promote circulation & warmth, and for fighting nausea. Ginger is considered a warming herb so in Ayurveda it’s safest to use when you don’t have a pitta imbalance going on.

 

There are a few ideas on how to incorporate ginger into your life.

  • Soup- You can add grated fresh ginger to any of your regular soup recipes for a little extra warmth and zing.
  • Warming Salve- Sore muscles? create a ginger, cayenne pepper, st. john’s wort infused salve add 20 drops of rosemary & peppermint essential oils to your beeswax and shea butter.
  • Gargle- Feeling a sore throat coming on? Mix warm water with 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, ginger and salt. Gargle for 15-30 seconds, spit out water do this throughout the day.
  • Jam- Enjoying making your own jams? Try making a pear and ginger jam to add to your homemade bread in the morning, or for an afternoon tea break.
  • Crystallized Candied Ginger- Use 3/4 cup water, 3/4 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup peeled & sliced ginger. Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add ginger, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to let dry. Store in container for up to 3 months. Can eat plain, or add to salads, or other dishes.
  • Tea- Add 1 inch fresh ginger, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, a dash of lemon juice and honey if it’s not boiling water. Sip on this tea if you start to feel a little run down.

Do you like ginger? I know it’s not a favorite for everyone. What ways do you enjoy using ginger with your foods?

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