Dina Savitz

5 things you NEED to know about GINGER

Over the past few weeks, I have found myself repeatedly talking about ginger with various clients. Whilst many people are familiar with ginger as a side dish when eating sushi, few are aware of the healing effects that ginger provides.

Ginger is considered a herb, with the botanical name Zingiber officinale, it really is the definition of food as medicine.

While the weather is still a little chilly, the warming properties of ginger make it an excellent herb for improving peripheral circulation – say goodbye to cold hands and feet!

It is effective for arthritis as it is highly anti-inflammatory – which also means it can be used to decrease any inflammation that is present in the body – such as sore muscles from exercise, spraining an ankle, and even period pain (it’s a much healthier anti-inflammatory than popping an ibuprofen!)

As a metabolic stimulant, ginger can be eaten to help with digestion – and likewise can be used for nausea, especially in pregnancy (in low doses).

So there you have it – 5 medicinal uses for ginger:

  1. Cold Hands and Feet
  2. Arthritis
  3. Period Pain
  4. A Natural Anti-Inflammatory
  5. For Digestion and Nausea

Include it in your diet today – add a little to a vegetable juice or cook it up in a stir fry!

And no, this does not include chocolate coated ginger (as one client asked…)

Let me know how you like your ginger by commenting below.

Dina Savitz helps people discover how a regular exercise regime, small improvements in diet and individualised natural medicine can help improve their energy levels and overall health. As a naturopath and personal trainer with over 12 years experience, Dina works with clients both online and in person.