Ginger

April 28, 2017

GINGER

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant that is popularly used as a spice or medicinal herb. This plant grows about a metre tall, with narrow green leaves and yellow flowers that originated in the tropical rainforest of Southern Asia. This herb no longer grows wild but is commonly found in India. Indian ginger also has the largest amount of genetic variation. Ginger was exported to Europe in the first century AD and was used extensively by the Romans. The rhizome (root cluster) is the main part of the plant that is harvested and used.   HEALTH BENEFITS:

  • Stimulates the production of saliva, making swallowing easier
  • Alleviates nausea caused by seasickness/ motion sickness, morning sickness, and chemotherapy
  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Decreases blood pressure
  • Alleviates arthritis
  • Decreases the risk of cancer and destroys ovarian and colon cancer cells
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Aids digestion
  • Aids with heartburn and acid reflux
  • Eases headaches and sore throats
  • Helps with the cold or flu
  • Aids with asthma, bronchitis, coughs, and other lung/throat disorders
  • Alleviates colic, loss of appetite, heart palpitations, and diarrhoea
  • Reduces menstrual pain
  • May lower cholesterol levels

February 24, 2016
For those of you that have a nutriblast, bullet, nutrient infusion or even just a blender you might like to “Discover the healing power of Nutrient Infusion” This one focuses on Esophangeal Cancer, Inflammation, Motion Sickness, Toxicity This green dynamic duo of granny smith and kiwifruit partner up to deliver a powerful disease defence infusion. Mint and ginger bring additional superfood health benefits as well as adding a zingy crispness to revitalise. 1 apple – granny smith 1 kiwi fruit – peeled 1/2cm piece of ginger 2 sprigs of mint 1 1/2 cups water
Healing: Nitrogen compounds are responsible for causing many cancers, and with its high load of vitamin C this infusion can help prevent their formation.  It’s important to know that the reduced cancer risk found in these studies only applied to vitamin C sourced from fresh foods – not supplements.
Apple: Dietary Fibre, Antioxidants, Vitamin A, B and C, Potassium, Flavonoids, Phytochemicals.