BENEFITS OF ORGANIC FRESH GINGER ROOT
Another part of my daily routine is drinking organic fresh ginger root tea. It is one more step I am taking to help build a healthy immune system. There are many herbs to pick from for your immune system but ginger root seems to give me the ‘biggest bang for my buck’, helping with many health issues. I make two cups of tea every morning, letting it steep for at least a half hour (covered). Steeping tea COVERED allows all the volatile oils to stay in your tea and not evaporate. After I strain my tea, I eat a few of the slices of the fresh ginger root. Yes, it is spicy but you build up a tolerance for spicy the more you eat it. I have mentioned this before but I will say it again, I am working on building a healthy ‘gut flora’ and this is part of my routine. You might say that fresh ORGANIC ginger root is so expensive ( I buy mine for $5.98 a pound) BUT if you buy a box of organic ginger tea bags that is also expensive and you don’t get as good of health benefits from the dried. Here in Wisconsin I cannot grow enough to cover my use.
If you are in a climate that you can grow a row of it, LUCKY YOU. There are many articles on the internet that will give you information on this wonderful ancient herb, here is one that has good information. http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/ginger-root.html