Ginger is a flowering plant that hails from China. It is a part of the Zingiberaceae family and is a close relative to cardamom, turmeric, and galangal.The underground part of the stem, known as the rhizome, is the part that is most commonly used as a spice, it is often referred to as ginger root.Ginger is no stranger to the homeopathic and traditional medicine scene. For centuries, its healing powers have been embraced by countless cultures. This root packs a powerful nutritional punch and is loaded with minerals including potassium, manganese, copper and magnesium. It is also high in vitamins C, A and E.Ginger has long been used to help remedy an upset stomach and keep nausea at bay. In addition, it has been used to combat pain, fire up metabolism, reduce inflammation, boost brain power, improve cognitive function and strengthen the immune system.
You might be familiar with ginger ale, ginger tea and ginger candy, but another incredibly beneficial tonic is a mixture of some powerful, yet super simple ingredients.Ginger water is made from four ingredients, water, lemon, raw honey, and ginger. It’s that simple.
Grate the ginger and add 2-3 cups of water and juice from the lemon. Stir in the honey. Add more to taste. Enjoy several times throughout the day.Let’s dig a little deeper into the healing benefits of this easy-to-make elixir.Potassium: Potassium has the primary job of regulating fluid balance and controlling the heart and other muscles.
To support key bodily functions, we need about 100 mg of potassium daily. Having enough potassium has been linked to a 20% reduction in risk of dying from all causes, a reduced risk of stroke, preservation of bone and mineral density, a reduction in the formation of kidney stones and reduced blood pressure.