Ginger is part of the Zingiberaceae family, a close relative to turmeric, galangal, and cardamom. The part that is most commonly used as a spice is the underground part of the stem, rhizome or ginger root. Countless cultures have been using the healing powers of ginger for centuries. Its root is loaded with minerals such as potassium, copper, manganese, and magnesium, and it’s also high in vitamins C, A, and E.
Ginger has been used to combat pain, reduce inflammation, improve cognitive function, boost brain power, fire up metabolism, and strengthen the immune system. Most of you have probably heard about ginger tea, ginger candy, and ginger ale, but there is another beneficial tonic, a mixture of powerful and simple ingredients which you will love it.
Try this simple ginger water recipe made with four ingredients!
- 2 inch piece of ginger
- 3 cups filtered warm water
- 1 lemon
- 1 tsp of organic raw honey
Start by mixing the juice from the lemon, 2-3 cups of water and grated ginger. Then stir in the honey and add more to taste. You can enjoy this awesome ginger water several times throughout the day!
WHAT MAKES GINGER WATER SO SPECIAL?
Healing Elements in Ginger:
Potassium. Regulating fluid balance and controlling the heart and other muscles.
Manganese. Important for the formation of connective tissue, bones, blood-clotting factors and sex hormones.
Copper. An important trace mineral which helps to form hemoglobin and collagen within the body. Moreover, it is an antioxidant that helps with the elimination of free radicals.
Magnesium. This element plays an important role in some biochemical processes.
Vitamin C. A potent antioxidant that helps the body maintain connective tissue and helps boost the immune system.
Healing Elements in Lemons:
Loaded with vitamin C, citric acids, and flavonoids.
A good source of B-complex vitamins, known as natural immune-busters.
Calcium. The most important mineral in the body which helps us to have strong bones and teeth.
Copper. Important in the formation of red blood cells and also keeps the blood vessels, immune system, nerves, and bones healthy in addition to helping in iron absorption.
Iron. The key component of hemoglobin.
Phosphorus. The second most abundant mineral in the human body responsible for the formation of bones and teeth.
Potassium. It builds proteins and muscles, controls the electrical activity of the heart and the acid-base balance, and breaks down carbohydrates.
Healing Elements in Raw Honey:
Raw honey is loaded with a nutritional and therapeutic value which makes it one of nature’s finest energy sources.
It contains protein, calcium, iron, folate, potassium, choline, and vitamin C.
It has antifungal and antibacterial properties.
It can help control blood sugar, improve cholesterol, reduce seasonal allergy symptoms, and boost immunity.