This special root is jam packed with medicinal cures. In fact, historically, ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. In herbal medicine, ginger is regarded as an excellent carminative (a substance which promotes the elimination of intestinal gas) and intestinal spasmolytic (a substance which relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract). Modern scientific research has revealed that ginger possesses numerous therapeutic properties including antioxidant effects, an ability to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds, and direct anti-inflammatory effects.
Did you know — that US researchers found that taking ginger extract 2X daily reduce knee pain significantly in patients with osteoarthritis, as well as improving the movement. Ginger has an anti-flammatory effect, like ibuprofen.
I personally swear by it!! It has helped my back & knees. I have found the Améo Brand to be the purest, organic sourced essential oil brand, and it’s the only one I let my family use.
Here’s some information about #ESSENTIALoils you might find helpful! J
WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS
Essential oils are naturally produce liquids obtain from natures most generous tress, herbs, plants, seeds and fruits. They have been highly valued in use throughout history for their advantageous therapeutic and medicinal properties. Experts believe that these oils were the first form of medicine, used even before herbs. Records dating back to ancient Egypt, as well as the Holy Scriptures, document that essential oils were used for purification, healing and in religious ceremonies.Today essential oils can solve thousands of problems improving the health and well-being of all who use them.
Here are some of the benefits of Ameo essential oil:
Promote healthy immune system function
Provides natural comfort and stress-relief
Powerful antioxidant support
Maintain normal digestive and intestinal function
Promotes normal circulation
Support normal respiratory system function
Improve mental function
Creates deep nervous system relaxation
Helps remove extra water and fat from the body
Youthful glowing skin
Use for natural, chemical-free house or office cleaners
HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS ESSENTIAL OILS CAN BE USED AROMATICALLY OR AROMATHERAPY:
This is one of the easiest and most popular ways to benefit from essential oils. Enjoying the aromatic benefits of oils can be as simple as removing the lid from the bottle and inhaling.
Other options are using diffusers or placing a drop or two of the oil in the palm of your hand and cupping it over your mouth and nose.
Our skin in the largest organ in our body and it readily absorbs what we put on it. This makes it an excellent choice for applying essential oils. Since the bottoms of our feet have larger skin pores, this makes them an ideal place to apply topical oils. You can place the oils anywhere on your body, just be sure to avoid your eyes and the inside of your ears.
Some of the hotter oils like oregano, marjoram, or cinnamon must be diluted in a carrier oil before using them on the skin. Ideal carrier oils include fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond oil, or avocado oil. Dilution is also very important if you are prone to sensitive skin or using the oils on children.
All Ameo oils that are considered to be safe for consumption have supplement information printed directly on the label. Internally consuming Essential Oils through food, drink or Ameo Veggie Caps offers various fast and effective health benefits.
How to Select and Store
Whenever possible, choose fresh ginger over the dried form of the spice since it is not only superior in flavor but contains higher levels of gingerol as well as ginger’s active protease (it’s anti-inflammatory compound). Fresh ginger root is sold in the produce section of markets. When purchasing fresh ginger root, make sure it is firm, smooth and free of mold. Ginger is generally available in two forms, either young or mature. Mature ginger, the more widely available type, has a tough skin that requires peeling while young ginger, usually only available in Asian markets, does not need to be peeled.
Even through dried herbs and spices like ginger powder are widely available in supermarkets, you may want to explore the local spice stores in your area. Oftentimes, these stores feature an expansive selection of dried herbs and spices that are of superior quality and freshness than those offered in regular markets. Just like with other dried spices, when purchasing dried ginger powder try to select organically grown ginger since this will give you more assurance that it has not been irradiated.
Ginger is also available in several other forms including crystallized, candied and pickled ginger.
Fresh ginger can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three weeks if it is left unpeeled. Stored unpeeled in the freezer, it will keep for up to six months.
Dried ginger powder should be kept in a tightly sealed glass container in a cool, dark and dry place. Alternatively, you can store it in the refrigerator where it will enjoy an extended shelf life of about one year.
Tips for Preparing and Cooking
Tips for Preparing Ginger
To remove the skin from fresh mature ginger, peel with a paring knife. The ginger can then be sliced, minced or julienned. The taste that ginger imparts to a dish depends upon when it is added during the cooking process. Added at the beginning, it will lend a subtler flavor while added near the end, it will deliver a more pungent taste.
How to Enjoy
A Few Quick Serving Ideas
- Turn up the heat while cooling off by making ginger lemonade. Simply combine freshly grated ginger, lemon juice, cane juice or honey and water.
- Add extra inspiration to your rice side dishes by sprinkling grated ginger, sesame seeds and nori strips on top.
- Combine ginger, soy sauce, olive oil and garlic to make a wonderful salad dressing.
- Add ginger and orange juice to puréed sweet potatoes.
- Add grated ginger to your favorite stuffing for baked apples.
- Spice up your healthy sautéed vegetables by adding freshly minced ginger.
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