BREWED GINGER CORDIAL
While most Ginger drinks
have had a flavour added to them, our gourmet Ginger syrup
is actually brewed. Serve it with hot
water for that satisfying, warming winter drink.
Mix it with soda water or lemonade
to savour that traditional home brewed flavour. It is
both effervescent and refreshing. Brewed Ginger can be
poured over ice-cream, or added to rum or beer.
Ginger is also known as: Zingiber
Ginger, a multifaceted herb, is crucial
in the battle against cardiovascular disease. The volatile
oils of the versatile ginger plant are responsible for
active medicinal properties, as well as for its pungent
odour and taste.
Ginger offers substantial protection
from stroke and heart attack because of its ability to
help prevent blood clotting. Studies have shown that ginger
deactivates the harmful activity of the so-called “bad
eicosanoids” hormones which are responsible for
blood clotting, constriction of the vessels, and inflammation.
While ginger reduces the effects of the bad eicosanoids
- it can enhance the “good eicosanoids” that
reduce inflammation and pain.
Ginger is sometimes recommended as an
alternative to aspirin for people who can not take aspirin
because of its irritating effect on the gastrointestinal
For centuries, traditional Chinese medicine has valued
ginger as a tonic for digestion. It is commonly used for
indigestion today because ginger absorbs and neutralises
toxins in the stomach. As the ginger herb eases the transport
of substances through the digestive tract, it decreases
irritation to the intestinal walls. Ginger also improves
the production and secretion of bile from the liver and
gall bladder. Bile aids in the digestion of fats, which
helps to lower cholesterol levels.
In traditional Chinese medicine the herb ginger is used
to reduce the toxicity of some herbs. It is commonly used
in Asian and Indian cooking.
Ginger is also used for:
• Colds & coughs
• Colon and stomach spasms
• Gas or flatulence
• Morning sickness
• Sinus congestion
• Motion sickness