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Published in Powerhouse vegetables · 9 February 2020
Ginger Root
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Ginger is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine. It is an herbaceous perennial which grows annual pseudostems about a meter tall bearing narrow leaf blades.

How to Grow Ginger

Soak the ginger root in warm water overnight to prepare for planting. Fill a shallow, wide plant pot (ginger roots grow horizontally) with rich, well-draining potting soil. Place the ginger root with the eye bud pointing up and cover it with 1-2 inches more of soil. Water lightly. Read More

Fresh Ginger
Fresh ginger is a staple in my kitchen. It is an extremely versatile ingredient that shows up in any course, from savory to sweet, be it main, beverage, dessert, or salad. It can even be medicine - hot ginger tea with lemon, honey and brandy will cure what ails you.

Benefits
Root or powdered ginger adds flavor to many dishes, and it can benefit health too. Consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds has long been associated with a reduced risk of many lifestyle-related health conditions
However, some herbs and spices may offer additional health benefits. One of these is ginger. Scientific analysis shows that ginger contains hundreds of compounds and metabolites, some of which may contribute to health and healing. One of these is:

Cold and flu relief
During cold weather, drinking ginger tea is good way to keep warm. It is diaphoretic, which means that it promotes sweating, working to warm the body from within To make ginger tea at home, slice 20 to 40 grams (g) of fresh ginger and steep it in a cup of hot water. Adding a slice of lemon or a drop of honey adds flavor and additional benefits, including vitamin C and antibacterial properties. This makes a soothing natural remedy for a cold or flu.




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