We have started to make our very own ginger beer it’s yummy and very beneficial too.
Ginger is one of the most ancient spices in the worldwide cuisine. It has become well-known for its various health benefits including: its ability to boost bone health, aide digestion, enhance sexual activity, and relieve pains related to menstrual disorders, nausea, and flu.
Ginger, also known as Zingiber Officinale, is inaccurately referred to as “ginger root”, although the edible section sold in the markets and used in dishes, is actually the stem or the rhizome. In Western culture, it is mostly used in sweets and alcoholic beverages such as: ginger beer and ginger wine.
Not only is ginger known as an essence and spice, it is known to be one of the oldest remedies known to the herbal and aromatic traditions, especially in China, India, and the Middle East. In China, it has been used for over 2000 years for curing inflammation and diarrhea. A native to the Indo-Malaysia rain forests, ginger favors lush, moist, tropical soils for cultivation. Ginger’s perennial plant grows bright red flowers that come in different shapes such as: torch and honeycomb, and are often used in seasonal festivals in the South Pacific for decoration of stalls, houses, and even dresses.
Today, ginger is on the FDA’s list of generally safe foods and is used to mask the taste of bitter medicines such as cough syrups.