Uses for Ground & Fresh Ginger:
- -Add chopped ginger to stir-fry?s
- -Sprinkle ground ginger on cooked carrots
- -Use in a vinaigrette for a bit of spiciness
- -Use in curries
- -Great raw in fresh vegetables juices
- -Grate fresh ginger into bread batter and cookie dough
The following are documented health benefits of ginger:
Another condiment that has been used for centuries for its medicinal benefits, ginger is now being validated by researchers around the world as beneficial in treatment of everything from cancer to migraines.
- Ovarian Cancer Treatment ? ginger may be the powerful weapon needed in the treatment of ovarian cancer. A study conducted at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that ginger powder induces cell death in all ovarian cancer cells to which it is applied!
- Colon Cancer Prevention ? a study at the University of Minnesota found that ginger may slow the growth of colorectal cancer cells.
- Morning Sickness ? reviews of several studies conclude that ginger is just as effective as vitamin B6 in treating morning sickness, motion sickness and general nausea.
- Reduces Pain and Inflammation ? studies show that ginger is a potent anti-inflammatory as well as a powerful natural painkiller.
- Heartburn Relief ? taken in tea form, ginger has been used for centuries as a natural heartburn and indigestion remedy.
- Cold and Flu Prevention and Treatment ? ginger is especially effective as a natural treatment in cases of stomach flu or food poisoning; not surprising given its soothing effects upon the digestive tract.
- Migraine Relief ? research confirms what ancient natural medicine has known for centuries; its ability to stop prostaglandins from causing pain and inflammation in blood vessels.
- Menstrual Cramp Relief ? the Chinese have used ginger tea with brown sugar or honey for centuries to relieve menstrual cramps.
- Prevention of Diabetic Nephropathy ? a study on diabetic rats confirmed that when given ginger there was a significant reduction of diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage). The rhizome of the ginger plant (Zingiber officinale) is a rich source of antioxidants, including gingerols, shogaols, zingerones and other ketone derivatives.