Herb of the Month: Ginger Root

Ginger is bae. For real.

To prove it, this month, we're going to go deep into ginger herbal remedies and look closely at ginger root cuz why not?

Roots are these starchy, sweet substitutes that our ancestors probably used before we had refined sugars (that white granulated stuff).

Ginger is so amazinggg. Here's what it can do:

  1. Ease nausea,
  2. Treat and prevent cold/flu,
  3. Relieve migraines,
  4. Relieve menstrual cramps,
  5. And some mo'.

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When crafting Ivy's teas, we use ginger because we want to take advantage of her digestive, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancerous, and immune boosting properties. Ginger is bae. 

Know the Ledge:

Ginger

  1. is considered a spice (but you prolly already knew that),
  2. has been used for thousands of years for its healing properties, and
  3. aids in saliva flow, bile and gastric juice to help digestion - gingerol and other volatile oils (not those essential oils) are types of phenolic compounds that are responsible for this.

Pretty awesome, right?

Hol up:

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You know we have to tell you about the precautions, it's only right, because too much of anything is a bad thing. Ginger can cause:

  1. Gas
  2. Heartburn
  3. Upset stomach
  4. Mouth irritation

Ginger should be used cautiously if you:

  1. Are pregnant,
  2. Are diabetic, or
  3. Have heart problems.

Ginger is def safe in small doses, like the amounts in our $100 Bill tisane, Homemade Ginger Ale, Lemon Ginger Tofu, Ginger tea or Chamomile Ginger Popsicles. But as always, use your best judgment. 

And don't go overboard.

In moderation and used wisely, adding ginger to your diet will give you a leg up on your competition. Be your best self. 


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