Many of us have a love affair with ginger. For some of us, it’s the comfort of spicy ginger bread cookies. For others, ginger is part of our daily tea or nutritional supplements. Or perhaps you love a bit of ginger in Japanese food or juiced into your morning smoothie.
If you enjoy ginger regularly, you’re doing a good thing for your body. The health benefits of this ancient medicinal root are impressive. Ginger is known for its high antioxidant value and potent anti-inflammatory action. It’s used to treat arthritis, improve cardiovascular function and blood sugar control, and act as a digestive aid.