Welcome to my blog!!! I have been an herbalist & an aromatherapist for over 20 years!! My blog is over 10 years old & there are over 100 informative blogs here. Not only do I have hopes of teaching the masses, I too, have learned a lot during my research on different topics! There's always new & updated information in the herbal & essential oil worlds. There are blogs on herbs, essential oils, nutrition, supplements, different modalities of healing and just a little bit of everything!! Maybe in reading my blogs, just one person will come away with a bit of knowledge that they might be able to help themselves or another human being, I would consider that to be a great blessing.....

Over the years I have had several businesses. It seems I can't get away from seeing if a certain herb or essential oil can help a fellow human and that's usually how it starts. I am now in Arizona and I was asked again if I would be interested in starting another herbal business!! We now have Herbs 4 Health!! Providing numerous herbs....herbal blends....single essential oils...essential oil blends....minerals....tinctures all to help the body to heal itself.

The information in these blogs is not meant in any way shape or form to plagiarize, for I have never said this is all MY work. It is a compilation of reputable informative websites, my 'go to' books I have always depended upon & my own knowledge. I gather & put together information to help people learn & this way they can come back here to help remind themselves of said information instead of 'where oh where did I find that on the world wide web'. Seems to me it's just better & easier.

DISCLAIMER: All the information in these blogs do not diagnose, treat or heal any type illness or disease.

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Health Benefits of Ginger Root!!

Ginger is one of the most widely used spices throughout the world today. This super food is 13th on the antioxidant list boasting an impressive ORAC score of 28,811! Its in the same family as is turmeric & cardamom! The Chinese and Indians have used ginger tonics to treat ailments for over 4,700 years and it was a priceless commodity during the roman Empire trade around the coming of Christ because of its medicinal properties.

There are 115 different chemical components in ginger -- but the therapeutic benefits only come from one source....the gingerols! Now gingerols are an oily resin in the root that act as a highly potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. These bioactive ingredients, especially gingerol have been thoroughly evaluated clinically and the research backs up why you should be using ginger on a regular basis!!

It contains several volatile oils that give it it's characteristic flavor and odor: zingerone & shogaols. Along with the gingerols, these oils are highly potent antifungal, anti-parasitic & anti-bacterial agents. In addition, in inhibits cancer cell formation while firing up our body's own inborn ability to destroy the cancer cells that are already present. Ginger is classified as a carminative (reducing intestinal gas) and an intestinal spasmolytic (soothes intestinal tract). Additionally, it helps aid in the production of bile, making it particularly helpful in digesting fats. It helps against stroke, heart disease, indigestion, nausea, cholesterol, dyspepsia, bloat, constipation, circulation and many other gastro-intestinal disorders. Ginger is also largely responsible for a strong immune system. It can help breakdown the accumulation of toxins in the organs, cleanse the lymphatic system and is a blood thinner as well. Stomach ulcers & GERD can be helped with ginger too. It improves diabetes & insulin sensitivity. It can help to fight cancer and the pain & stiffness from arthritis and all it's 'cousins'

This pretty root is also very high in potassium which aids in electrical energy production and detoxification. It is a great source of manganese which protects the lining of the heart blood vessels and urinary tract. Ginger contains silicon which enhances skin, hair, teeth & nails. It helps assimilate calcium and reduces inflammation in the bone tissue aiding the development of strong bones & teeth!!

Ginger is a great supporting player in herbal teas as it combines well with many herbs. It improves the taste & potency as it helps to speed up the delivery system of healthy plant chemicals into the blood stream.

Studies have shown that ginger is more effective cancer treatment than chemo in killing cancer cells while leaving the healthy ones alone. It's anti-inflammatory properties might also help prevent the progression of precancerous cells to cancer.

Any form of this incredible spice/food/herb is great to use...raw, dried, powder or as an essential oil.

1 comment:

  1. I like to make switchel in the summer. I grate up the ginger and it makes a really refreshing drink--call it pre Gatorade, since farm wives made it to take to the workers in the field. Good post!