The Beneficial Powers of Ginger: For Aches, Pains, & Nausea
Updated: Jan 9, 2022
Delicious & Nutritious
By: Pam Smith, RDN
n India, ginger is considered a universal medicine. It’s used to help treat pretty much everything, including headaches, muscle pain, joint pain, and even back injuries. Widely shown to quell nausea stemming from motion sickness, chemotherapy, and pregnancy, ginger is also a natural anti-inflammatory agent. It’s packed with gingerols, which are plant compounds that ramp up production of pain-numbing endorphins, dampen inflammation, improve blood flow, and relax tense, spasming muscles. Ginger is also rich in blood pressure regulating magnesium, a trace mineral many Americans don’t get enough of.
Grate a bit of fresh ginger and add to stir-fries, juices, salad dressings, or fruit salad. Use powdered ginger in baked goods and oatmeal. You can also make fresh ginger tea by boiling several thin slices of fresh ginger with honey and water. I add it to spice blends and sauces for an exotic flavor boost.
Key Ingredient in Citrus Spice, Mai Chai, and Moroccan Spice.
Give your ginger in your meals with any of these nutritious & delicious P.S. Flavor!™ Club recipes:
Porcini Pepper Asparagus, Tomato, and Cheddar Frittata with Chai Pear & Blackberry Crisp and Prosciutto Wrapped Strawberry Bites
Citrus Spice Seared Scallops and Corn Risotto
Pan Seared Bronzed Pineapple Chicken with Warm Winter Roasted Vegetables
Citrus Spice Chicken Piccata with Creamy Orzotto and Roasted Artichokes and Cherry Tomatoes
Citrus Spice Simple Sheet Pan Dinner
Adobo Black Bean Soup with Moroccan Spiced Shrimp and Tomato Bruschetta
Moroccan Shakshuka Brunch with Chai Spiced Baked Apples
Rockin’ Moroccan Meatballs with Summer Vegetable Orzo
Mocha Chili Cornish Game Hens over Chai Pilaf with Roasted Spiced Carrots (Bonus: Mai Chai Spiced Sangria!)
Apple Chai Puff Pancake with Mocha Chicken Sausage and Texy Marys