Holistic health is a big fan of ginger. From nausea to pain, it can treat so many ailments. The list of benefits is endless. But what about ground ginger? Luckily, in powdered form, ginger will still shine. It’s also more convenient than using raw ginger.
The ground kind also lasts longer than fresh ginger. And thanks to these seven uses, it’s about to be your newest favorite remedy.
But you don’t need fresh
After letting it sit for a few minutes, strain the tea and enjoy.
2. Cooked Meals
Ground ginger will instantly elevate a meal. It’s flavorful, but not as strong as raw ginger. The powdered form is also easier to cook with.
This spice works with basically any savory dish. Toss it in rice, stir fry, curry, or even pasta. Ground ginger also makes a great dressing when mixed with honey or olive oil.
It’s great for simple dishes. For a quick side dish, toss ground ginger and olive oil with quinoa. Easy.
3. Sweet Treats
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If you love fall flavors, pair it with cinnamon and nutmeg.
Dealing with painful joints? Use a compress soaked in ginger. The anti-inflammatory effects will calm the pain.3
To make it, brew a strong cup of ginger tea. Soak a clean washcloth, wring out the excess, and place it on the affected joints for 15 minutes.
You can also use this compress for stomach aches and menstrual cramps. The aroma will relax you, too.
5. Muscle Oil
Sore muscles will benefit from the anti-inflammatory properties of ginger. It works best in an oil, which can really enhance the massage.
Add a pinch of ginger to one tablespoon of oil. Excellent options include olive oil, coconut oil, or grapeseed oil. Mix well and rub onto the sore muscles.
In capsules, ground ginger is even easier to take. You can find empty gel capsules at the health food store. Simply fill them with ground ginger and store in a cool, dry place.
This way, you can take ginger when you’re away from home. It’s especially convenient for motion sickness.
Ground ginger will give honey a spicy kick. This combo is delicious in green tea, or even just plain water. You can also take it as a syrup when you’re feeling ill.
To keep ground ginger fresh, store it in a cool and dry place. Don’t let moisture get in your spice cabinet. If possible, buy organic.
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|↑2||Arslan, Müzeyyen, and Leyla Ozdemir. “Oral intake of ginger for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting among women with breast cancer.” Clin J Oncol Nurs 19, no. 5 (2015): E92-E97.|
|↑3||Ginger. University of Maryland Medical Center.|
|↑4||Ginger. Huntington College of Health
|↑5||Israili, Zafar H. “Antimicrobial properties of honey.” American journal of therapeutics 21, no. 4 (2014): 304-323.|