by MK Burnell
Ginger is one of those amazing spices that many people overlook simply because they don’t realize its potential. It’s inexpensive and easy to pick up fresh ginger root at your local marketplace, but back in the early days of international trade, ginger was one of the most precious and sought-after herbs in the world.
The reason for ginger’s enduring popularity is not only the strong burst of warm, invigorating flavor it brings to a dish, but also its medicinal properties. Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic Indian medicine considered ginger to be a deeply healing, spiritually powerful herb. To this day, it’s used in more than half of all traditional herbal remedies. But what we love most about ginger is, of course, its reputation as a powerful aphrodisiac.
Ginger is widely known to boost circulation, appetite and energy, as well as balancing hormones and cleansing the system of toxins – a recipe for good sexual health.
You can use ginger to create indulgent baked goods, luscious savory soups, invigorating poultry, seafood or vegetable entrees, and even sparkling cocktails or hot beverages. Get creative! Here’s a couple of our favorite uses for this potent little root.