Learn Growing Ginger in your garden or indoors.
Try to plant ginger root in pots or in a sheltered plot outside. It grows easily from a leftover piece of ginger root! Making a soothing ginger root tea is a great natural remedy for an upset stomach.
Ginger is the rhizome on the root part of the Zingiber officinale plant and is a popular herb.
Cultivating ginger is an easy way to have ready access to a supply of this great spice that you can use for cooking or even for its medicinal properties.
Ginger originally comes from Asia, where it is still heavily cultivated today. The five biggest commercial producers of ginger are: India, China, Indonesia, Nepal and Nigeria.
Even though ginger is a native plant to Asia, it is easy to grow and once established it does not require much assistance. Learn how to grow ginger yourself here.
Ginger is not only a spice but has long been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine as a nearly 'cure-all' because of its many health benefits. It is a very warming herb with a sweet but pungent flavor. It increases circulation and is a great natural remedy for an upset stomach. It helps to control nausea and vomiting.
The next time your stomach just does not feel right try some ginger tea. It is really easy to make in just a few minutes. All you need is some fresh root and boiling water. Here is the recipe for ginger tea:
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Ginger tea is my first remedy if any of us has an upset stomach. This spicy-lemony tea is a favorite in our house and is very simple to make. Just keep a fresh piece of preferably organic ginger in your fridge.
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