The popular root offers much more than its distinctive aroma. Ginger can relieve pain and fight travel sickness. Even if you feel a little chilly ginger is ideal to warm you up. A taste of the fresh root will have your tongue burning and your cheeks blushing combined with an overall warm sensation across your entire body. Ginger is full of pungent substances that are supposed to activate heat receptors.
It is also great as an alternative to coffee in the morning. It contains digestive and stomach-strengthening substances such as borneol and cineole, as well as vitamin C, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, sodium and phosphorus. The pungent substances called shoagol and cingerone give the ginger its spicy-spicy taste, which not only blends great with many teas, but also gets you going and will active your energy levels!
But the spicy root can do more. Ingredients of ginger are said to inhibit the same enzyme in the body as acetylsalicylic acid, which is also known as Aspirin. Said enzyme is called cyclooxygenase. It is known to relieve pain, reduces inflammation and the risk of blood clots.
So how could your alternative, vegan hot drink look like?
Slice a piece of ginger, put it into your favourite mug and add hot water. Let it stand and cool down for at least 10 minutes and enjoy. It will be warming and revitalising.
Of course we can’t hold back and have to recommend to have a couple of our vegan Landgarten Ginger in Dark chocolates or any other flavour you like on the side 😊
They will have just the right sweetness and give you the energy boost you need. So instead of grabbing the odd cup of coffee in the afternoon to drag you through the rest of the day try a cup of ginger tea instead! Combined with a few Landgarten chocolates that might be just the ideal pick me up.