When seeking traditional herbal remedies, look no further than your spice rack. One of the most globally recognized, and historically impactful spices you likely have close at hand is ginger. Ginger is traditionally used in herbal medicine to help relieve digestive upsets including lack of appetite, indigestion and nausea. We created our organic Ginger Aid® tea to help soothe these digestive woes. Whether you’re feeling green around the gills, or are experiencing overindulgence indigestion, Ginger Aid may be just the ticket to digestive relief.
The healing qualities of ginger, paired with its warming, sweet, spicy flavor have made ginger a household cooking staple for 4,400 years, and a traditional herbal medicine for at least 2,000 years. The root of the ginger plant is the part most commonly utilized for its healing qualities. We source some of our favorite ginger for our Ginger Aid tea from Southeast Asia, where it thrives in the humid, tropical climate and produces a particularly spicy flavor profile. Ginger’s rhizome—or underground, horizontal root—sprouts the plant’s first shoots within two weeks of planting. Ginger’s long, lance-shaped leaves reach about 7 inches long, and the entire plant can eventually grow over a foot-and-a-half tall.
Dry ginger’s pungent spiciness is attributed to the presence of shoagols, constituents which score a sweltering 160,000 SHU on the Scoville heat scale! If you’ve ever eaten a dollop of wasabi paste or a dish loaded in spicy peppers, you’ve experienced nature’s unique ability to concentrate enough heat to make you sweat. We herbalists love to activate the body in this way, and refer to these hot, pungent herbs like ginger, cayenne and horseradish as stimulating. In the case of ginger, the system most stimulated by this heat is the digestive system. Igniting your digestive fire with ginger can provide relief from digestive upset, including lack of appetite, nausea, digestive spasms, indigestion, dyspepsia, and flatulent colic.
Our herbalists have formulated our organic Ginger Aid tea to help relieve digestive upset, and with its mild peppery bite, this tea can awaken the palate nicely. Blended with blackberry, lemon myrtle and stevia for added zing, it is a lovely, flavorful addition to your tea cabinet. For our purists, our organic Ginger tea is the perfect match.