Ginger is one of my staple herbs. I add fresh slices of the root to my coffee in the morning, or make an herbal tea with dried ginger as the base. It's a rare day that I don't consume ginger in one form or another.
From regulating my digestive system, to getting the benefits of its anti-inflammatory properties, to warding off colds and flu, this herb does it all - and it's so warming on a cold winter day!
Fresh ginger root adds a great flavor to food, water, coffee, or other teas. For those who like to add some heat to their food and/or beverages, dried ginger is the way to go.
Try putting fresh ginger and a cinnamon stick in your coffee pot in the morning. Let it steep for at least 10 minutes. MMM, delicious!
Ginger may lower blood sugar or thin the blood, so if you take medications for diabetes or to thin the blood, or if you have a clotting disorder, check with your doctor before using ginger.
Ginger is a warming and drying herb, so it's best for those who have a cool, damp constitution.
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