Ginger, known worldwide as one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Hard to believe, for some, that ginger is just a root of the actual ginger plant that we are talking about. From ginger tea, to ginger candy, even Ayurveda medicine calls ginger a miracle medical plant that is always included in every Ayurveda medical chest. If you suffer from upset stomach, gas, bloating, really if you suffer from most any digestive ailment, ginger should be your “go to” natural remedy. Ginger has a way with the digestive system that goes way back in ancient times. Grandma, always included ginger in her cold and flu home remedies section because she knew that a warm cup of spiced ginger chai tea would ease any symptom.
On Valentine’s day you can indulge in the health benefits of ginger in many ways. If you have a truly special Valentine you want to make feel warm and loved all over, a cup of Mighty Leaf Ginger Twist herbal tea is a very good place to start. Why Mighty Leaf Tea company? Well if you want your Valentine to have the very best, then this is where you go. The ratings and reviews of this top notch premium tea has no rival. That is because Might Leaf tea company does not just simply make tea, they make love to tea! No “tea dust” from this company, you will get real tea leaves, real root pieces, real fruit pieces in your hand woven, 100% bio-degradable silken tea pouches.
Maybe you are in for the long haul and you are looking to make it a special night with dinner and the works at home. Well if you are going to try your hand at preparing a genuine awesome Valentine’s Day meal for your special sweetheart, you will need a good recipe, one that is sure to get you that home run. Again, indulging in the health benefits of ginger is easy as this sensual Thai dish:
THAI CHICKEN AND COCONUT MILK SOUP (TOM KA
- 1 12 ounce can coconut milk
- 1/4 lb chicken breast, cut into small chunks
- Juice and grated peel of 1 lime
- 1 4″ piece of lemon grass, cut into very thin (1/16″) slices on the
- 34 slices of fresh ginger
- Hot Chile peppers to taste preferably Thai birds, with Serrano an
- acceptable substitute cut into thin circles
- Cilantro for garnish
- Pour the lime juice on the chicken and let stand while you prepare the
- rest of the soup.
- In a medium saucepan, place the coconut milk, lemon
- grass, grated lime peel, ginger, and (optionally) chilies. (The
- optional part is that if you don’t want the whole dish to taste spicy, add
- the chilies later; the earlier you add them, the hotter the resulting dish.)
- Bring the coconut milk to a simmer.
- When the soup is simmering, add the lime soaked chicken pieces and
- stir to distribute them.
- Reduce the heat so the soup stays just below a
- boil and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, or till the chicken pieces are finished
- Remove from heat and serve immediately with fresh cilantro
- leaves for garnish.
So then what are the sensational health benefits of this wonderful edible root?
Ginger is loaded with health benefits that most other roots can not begin to claim.
According to foodmatters.tv here are ten superb benefits ginger brings to the table:
1. Haven’t been feeling hungry? Eat fresh ginger just before lunch to stoke a dull appetite and fire up the digestive juices.
2. Ginger improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body.
3. Ginger clears the ‘micro-circulatory channels’ of the body, including the pesky sinuses that tend to flare up from time to time.
4. Feeling airsick or nauseous? Chew on ginger, preferably tossed in a little honey.
5. Ginger helps reduce flatulence!
6. Tummy moaning and groaning under cramps? Munch on ginger.
7. Reeling under joint pain? Ginger, with its anti-inflammatory properties—can bring relief. Float some ginger essential oil in your bath to help aching muscles and joints.
8. Just had surgery? Chewing ginger post-operation can help overcome nausea.
9. Stir up some ginger tea to get rid of throat and nose congestion and when there’s a nip in the air, the warming benefits of this tasty tea are even greater!
10. Bedroom blues? Try adding a gingery punch to a bowl of soup. (Psst…the Ayurvedic texts credit ginger with aphrodisiac properties)
If it is a romantic Valentine’s Day you are looking for, according to Ayurvedic medicine, the world’s oldest medicine accredited to India, ginger is an aphrodisiac. Eating Thai Chicken and Coconut Milk Soup and drinking a warm cup of ginger tea afterwards to settle the stomach, just may be your ticket to a wonderful night with that loved one! Happy Valentin’s Day!