African Wild Ginger
Ginger is an ancient wonder spiced enjoyed in foods around the world. Also
known for its medicinal properties, ginger has earned the reputation as a “natural medicine chest”. That’s because this wonder spice has time-tested, digestion-friendly properties, in addition to its numerous other health benefits.
Across Africa and India, ginger is commonly used in daily life as a cooking spice and a herbal medication. You can grate up fresh ginger, squeeze it into a hot tea, add it to soups, baked goods, smoothies and more. You can even dry it!
Wild Ginger -Health Benefits
The main bioactive ingredient in ginger is -gingerol (gingerol). Gingerol is chemically related to capsaicin, the main bioactive ingredient in chili peppers and black pepper.
Gingerol has been linked in studies to potently neutralize harmful free radicals and help support healthy inflammation levels in the body.
Digestive Health – Ginger promotes digestive health. In traditional herbal medicine, ginger is known to promote the release of intestinal gas, which helps to relieve an upset stomach.
Studies have also shown that ginger can effectively suppress symptoms of motion sickness, to include dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and cold sweats.
Pain and Inflammation – Numerous studies show that ginger relieves pain and inflammation due to its high amounts of gingerol and shogaol.
Boosts Immunity – Ginger also strengthens the immune system. According to the ancient healing system of Ayurvedic medicine, ginger strengthens the immune system helps to break
down toxins in the body’s organs.
Boosts Metabolism – Ginger has been shown to increase thermogenesis in the body, which helps the body to efficiently burn fat. Research suggests that consuming thermogenic ingredients such as ginger may boost metabolism by up to 5 percent and increase fat burning by up to 16%
Lowers Cholesterol and Blood Sugar Levels – According to the results of a 2008 clinical trial of 85 people with high cholesterol, taking three grams of ginger powder daily in three divided doses caused significant reductions in most cholesterol markers, including triglycerides, cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL). Ginger demonstrated a significant lipid-lowering effect. Additionally, ginger may reduce blood sugar levels.
Ginger provides a rich source of:
● Vitamin C
Uses of Wild African ginger
Healthy Cooking: When ground to a paste or dry powder, you be added to soups, sauces, marinades, and many other dishes to add both flavor and a pungent taste.
Medicinal Uses: Just a few slivers of fresh ginger can be used to make a restorative, medicinal tea. Ginger tea is ideal for upset stomachs and easing the symptoms associated with gastrointestinal issues. Ginger tea is a diaphoretic, which means that it promotes sweating to warm the body from within. Due to its high levels of Vitamin C and antibacterial properties, ginger tea is an excellent natural remedy for a cold or flu.
Ginger Tea Recipe
To make ginger tea at home, slice 20 to 40 grams (g) of fresh ginger and steep it in a cup of hot water. Add a slice of lemon or a drop of honey to add additional flavor.
Naturalike Wild African Ginger
At Naturalike, we source all of our ginger directly from the finest farms in Nigeria. We form close relationships with local African farmers to ensure that we are providing you with the 100% natural goodness and high quality products that we have become known to deliver. Enjoy!