The Amazing Health Booster Shot
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For over 3 thousand years Chinese and Ayurvedic practitioners have recommended the use of #ginger to help cure and prevent several health problems as ginger is known to promote energy circulation in the body while positively increasing the body's metabolic rate, for its anti-inflammatory properties and have used it as a “carrier” herb, one that enables other herbs to be more effective in the body.
Small sip - big effect! Ginger shots are super healthy and help, especially in stressful situations, to strengthen our immune system. #Ginger also helps with gastro-intestinal disorders or during the cold season with its antibacterial and disinfecting effect.
In addition: The pungent tasting #gingeroil contained in the ginger plant has an anti-inflammatory effect, dissolves mucus and relieves pain. Anyone suffering from travel sickness should chew a small piece of ginger, which helps against dizziness - usually the trigger for nausea. If ginger is too hot, you can stretch the shot with a little water or sweeten it with honey. You can easily make a ginger shot at home, either with a juicer or a mixer. If you do not have both at home, you can alternatively drink a ginger tea with fresh ginger.
List of medicinal properties ginger has been known to have throughout history.
increases blood flow
relaxes peripheral blood vessels
Cut the #ginger into thin slices or grate it in hot water, no need to peel it, so you absorb its important nutrients very well. A classic shot recipe contains ginger, lemon, black pepper, garlic and turmeric, which is considered a natural antibiotic in Ayurvedic medicine.
You need: 1 #ginger bulb, 1 lemon, 1 piece of turmeric (2cm), crushed black pepper and a small garlic bulp, honey can be added if desired.
Here's how it works:
Wash the #ginger and turmeric well and cut it into small pieces together with the garlic and put them in a garlic press. Squeese the lemon and grate the black pepper. Add the ginger, garlic and turmeric pieces, black pepper, squeeze the lemons and add the juice.
Stirr everything finely. Stir in some honey to sweeten it to your taste.
In general there is no right or wrong, but you should be a bit careful with ginger shots. Due to the pungent substances contained in ginger and its high dosage, it is possible that the shot may burn a little in the mouth. So if you have never eaten or drunk ginger straight, you should try a small sip first. And even if it is a shot - this one is not drunk in one go but in slow sips! Cheers ;-)
History of Ginger
Ginger was widely used by the ancient Romans and it was a very expensive spice, one pound of ginger was equivalent to the price of a whole sheep.
Ginger almost became lost in history after the fall of the Roman empire but became popular again when Europe re-discovered it.
Ginger has influenced the history of man since ancient China, wars were waged and entire dynasties rose and fell with the objective of seizing it.
The trade of such spices were the root of the world's economy for centuries.