Why Ginger Is So Healthy For You
Updated: Feb 25, 2019
Most of us have experienced the spicy, pungent flavor of ginger in one form or another. It’s an essential element in many Asian and Indian dishes and the main ingredient that gives gingerbread, ginger snaps, ginger ale and other traditional sweet treats their zesty kick. The versatility of the ginger plant has made it a growing staple among culinary artists, but did you know that it contains health benefits that reach beyond the realm of the kitchen?
This powerful spice has been used medicinally for thousands of years and consumed in the form of tinctures, capsules, oils, and as juice. Nausea, pain, indigestion, and inflammation are just some of the physical ailments ginger has been used to treat.
Wild Grapes Bistro & Juice Bar takes pride in making sure that every ingredient that goes into our juices are not only from the purest source, but contain ingredients that complement one another and create nutritional balance.
Experimenting with ginger in our juicing combinations has allowed us to create delicious, healing elixirs that revive the body and we want to share with you some of the health properties that have deemed this aromatic root as therapeutic and a treasured natural remedy.
Wild Grapes Highlights
Ginger Juice has potent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Extracting (juicing) releases the entire essence of ginger that can be consumed as a single shot or mixed into smoothies, teas, soups and more.
Ginger contains essential fatty acids that strengthen the roots of your hair making it stronger, longer, and shinier.
Ginger has an impressive lineup of essential vitamins and minerals including potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, magnesium, iron, niacin, and gingerol—a chemical compound that has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
2.Cold and Flu Relief
The antibacterial properties of this spicy root has made it a go-to remedy during cold and flu season. Drinking a shot of cold pressed ginger or cup of hot ginger tea can help the body sweat out toxins, break up excess mucus in the lungs, and soothe the irritation that comes with a bronchial cough.
3.Natural Pain Reliever
Inflammation is a common ailment that we’ve all experienced at some point and can cause unpleasant symptoms like joint pain and stiffness, fatigue, skin irritations, and even autoimmune disturbances if inflammation is chronic. Consuming ginger or massaging the juice with olive oil into the skin can provide great relief for muscle pains, aches, and spasms (this includes menstrual cramps). Ginger’s natural juices also provide relief for toothaches and migraines.
The best advice we can offer on how to experience ginger’s curative abilities for yourself is to explore the variety of ways it can be consumed. That’s the only way you’ll know which way is in alignment with your body.
Wild Grapes Bistro & Juice Bar plans to keep exploring how this potent ingredient can be used in our nourishing juices, smoothies, and hearty soups. We want to provide simple and convenient ways for you to receive the medicinal benefits, so we look forward to creating in the kitchen and sharing ways to incorporate holistic remedies into your daily life.
Eat well, drink well, and as always—thrive well.
Wild Grapes Bistro & Juice bar
1555 Williams Hwy Suite E, Grants Pass, OR 97527
Serving: Ashland, Medford, Grants Pass Oregon US