What Is Organic Ginger? What Are the Benefits?
What’s Organic Ginger? What Are The Benefits?
Chances are you’ve probably tried ginger. This isn’t some new ingredient that popped onto the scene just a few decades ago (looking at you, acai). It’s been used for literal centuries and still hasn’t gone out of style. And there’s a reason for it: it’s downright amazing. It tastes good, and it makes you feel good. What more could you ask for?
We like organic ginger so much, it was the main ingredient in one of our first flavors: Honey Ginger Lemon. This dynamic flavor is one of our go-to’s for it’s smooth flavor and zesty kick.But there’s so much more to ginger than just kombucha. We did some research on what this miracle root does for us and for our taste buds, so let’s dive in.
The ginger we know and love is actually the root of a flowering plant, used as a spice as well as a natural healing remedy for thousands of years. Native to Southeast Asia, mentions of organic ginger have been found in writings from Ancient Greece, Rome, China, and Arab countries. In all of these texts, ginger is described as a medicine.
With a market full of “miracle” cures and secret superfoods, ginger is a pretty simple solution. Turning back to simple, clean remedies for ailments from cramps to burns is what makes ginger so appealing.
Ginger supports healing and is a tasty preventative measure to keep you healthy. It’s been the subject of many scientifically backed studies and hundreds of years of homeopathic use, so we’re pretty solid on its benefits.
We’re only going to scratch the surface of the mountains of information available on glorious organic ginger, but we’ll be sure to give you at least a few fun facts for your next party. For an easy place to start, grab a can of JuneShine kombucha. Honey Ginger Lemon is our go-to for that spicy kick.
Ginger Is Anti-Inflammatory
Anti-inflammatory is one of those health-washed words that gets thrown around like a beach ball. All it means is that an ingredient helps calm swelling: whether it’s caused by that entire pizza you just ate or in that knee that just hit the pavement. Either way, Inflammation can put a damper on your days.
Enter ginger. Ginger soothes inflammation, which helps your body feel less stressed. Ginger can cool sunburn and get you back to the beach sooner rather than later. From skin irritation to bloating, inflammation is often the culprit, and that’s where ginger comes in.
What Does Inflammation Look Like?
- Swollen joints
- Joint pain
- Fatigue and loss of energy
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle stiffness
Inflammation can cause a laundry list of issues in the body. According to science, adding organic ginger into your diet may decrease the likelihood of a lot of things we’re definitely interested in preventing:
- The common cold
Ginger contains a compound known as gingerol, which is what gives it those magic anti-inflammatory powers. Gingerol compounds also give ginger its signature flavor and smell.
Ginger Can Help Ease Symptoms of the Common Cold
After the global pandemic, awareness about spreading cold and flu germs increased dramatically. Ginger might be able to help you stay healthy, and we’re here for it. It aids in keeping you healthy when you’re well but can also soothe cold symptoms when used as a remedy. The compounds gingerol and shogaol are what particularly help in soothing cold symptoms.
Fresh ginger juice is an excellent remedy to boost the immune system. Drinking ginger has a warming effect, which may help shorten the effects of a cold.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that you can make your own fresh ginger juice in a food processor or blender. It is also a go-to ingredient in many of our hard kombuchas, which is way easier. You can keep your stress levels low and fortify your immune system by sipping on a cold booch. Fun, delicious, and healthy? Ginger, you’re a dream.
Ginger’s Easy on Tummies
Tummy having some issues? Ginger can ease indigestion and other stomach troubles.
The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of ginger work together when it comes to the gut. The anti-inflammation properties calm bloating, which in turn deters indigestion. Ginger can speed up the digestion process, which may allow the stomach to empty faster. So ginger + you = painless digestion.
Ginger helps maintain gut health and is a potential natural solution. Ginger also supports the release of blood-pressure-regulating hormones to calm your body and reduce nausea. Basically, ginger and your stomach are a match made in heaven.
So, How Do I Get Organic Ginger in My Diet?
There are a bunch of ways you can make organic ginger part of your day-to-day. Try grating ginger over your stir fry, drinking organic ginger tea, or sipping it in smoothies. There are even ginger supplements if that’s your thing. Our favorite way to get a good dose of ginger? Grabbing a hard kombucha (of course).
Organic ginger has your back (and your tummy). Never has something so deliciously good ever also been good for you. Out at sea and feeling a little queasy? Ginger. Need to liven up a lame dinner? Ginger. Feeling a little puffy after a sunburn? Yep, ginger. No matter how you get this miracle root, it’s bound to be delicious and nutritious.