Ginger is one of my all time favorite plants. It is useful for many different things and tastes great too so it is easy to give to my kids, as long as I don't make it too spicy. Ginger assists the immune system through stimulation of circulation and digestion. This warms the body and increases nutrient absorption increasing overall health. It is excellent as a preventative or at the beginning of an illness. Ginger helps to alleviate cramping and so can help a gassy stomach, menstrual cramps and headaches. I use ginger very effectively as a migraine preventative. It is great for motion sickness. Ginger increases the effectiveness of other herbs in combination.
Ways to use ginger:
- Use in syrup making
- Drink on it's own as a as tea or in combinations like chai
- Use in foot and body baths
- Add to food when cooking or candy it to eat as a treat which is yummy in baked goods! (I sneak crystalized ginger into my older daughter's lunch box when I think she needs a bit of a boost at school).