Caranda Ginger January
Ginger is a very special herb or spice with significant healing powers and soothing magic. This amazing herb enhances the teas that we have selected for you with a bright, clean taste of a mild yet spicy ginger note. The flavor is an upper note of an earthy spice in our Ginger Nectar Rooibos Herb Tea. The Rooibos introduces an even honey note. If you enjoy the kick of ginger then also travel to the world of our green teas. We are pleased to offer our Sencha Ginger Green Tea. The lemon verbena and lavender flower makes this green tea a true star. The rich taste of the sencha blended with dry ginger adds a very lovely taste and aroma when sipping our Ginger Green sencha tea. The black tea for this month has a bold tea character. The selection is our Ginger Lemon Black Tea from our flavored black tea collection. An energy lifting morning boost is how our founder’s grandmother referred to this tea. It will charm you and boost your daily energy level with a dash of caffeine. This is a refreshing black tea blended with ginger, citrus lemon, lemon verbena, and yummy lemon grass from Liberia and Ghana. This blend of Kenyan and Malawi black teas has a fine ginger kick and soothes the senses with citrus notes.
Healing & Soothing
Ginger has been used as a natural remedy for many ailments for centuries. Ginger tea benefits your health in many ways and is a refreshing tea to drink. Ginger tea health has been around for centuries and has been used in traditional African and Chinese medicine for over 2500 years. The effects that this plain looking herb has on our bodies, makes it a ‘must have’ in the kitchen.
Now, science is catching up and researchers around the world are finding that ginger works wonders in the treatment of everything from cancer to migraines. Gingerols and shoyaols called ‘volatile oils’ are found in ginger, and are responsible for the many heath benefits of ginger. These two oils help stimulate the body’s digestive juices, which in turn neutralize the stomach acids and help ease problems such as diarrhea, cramping and nausea. If you would prefer to take a ginger supplement, make sure it contains the properties gingerols and shoyaols, as these are the plants active ingredients. It is a natural decongestant and antihistamine, making it great for the treatment of the common head cold. The Chinese use it to calm an upset stomach, stop diarrhea and nausea. In Europe it has been used to help relieve menstrual cramps, treat the symptoms of a common cold and relieve headaches. The Africans drink it as a tea to keep healthy and toned. Many chefs in Africa cook and bake with it. Many African families keep it as a first hand defense when a family member feels ill. The many tea blends come alive during the raining season in West Africa when it’s a bit cold and wet. Each home will surely delight a visitor with their “house blend” version of a ginger tea. This is the same for so many other cultures as well. I am sure that you will enjoy any of our selections for ginger tea in January. I want to also wish you all of our delightful customers, a fantastic New Year. 2012 should be started with a spark so we selected ginger as a focus. Please also join or like us on Face Book and invite friends to join our mailing list. January is free tea sample for our new E-list members. To enjoy our free sample program for the month of January make sure to sign up at mailing list on our website. Also to our supporters and dear customers invite a friend or family member and you will also get a free sample.
Here are ten health benefits of this powerful herb:
A review of several studies has concluded that ginger is just as effective as vitamin B6 in the treatment of morning sickness.
Motion Sickness Remedy
Ginger has been shown to be an effective remedy for the nausea associated with motion sickness.
Reduces Pain and Inflammation
One study showed that ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and is a powerful natural painkiller.
Ginger has long been used as a natural heartburn remedy. It is most often taken in the form of tea for this purpose.
Cold and Flu Prevention and Treatment
Ginger has long been used as a natural treatment for colds and the flu. Many people also find ginger to be helpful in the case of stomach flu or food poisoning, which is not surprising given the positive effects ginger has upon the digestive tract.
Research has shown that ginger may provide migraine relief due to its ability to stop prostaglandins from causing pain and inflammation in blood vessels.
Menstrual Cramp Relief
In Chinese medicine, ginger tea with brown sugar is used in the treatment of menstrual cramps.
Prevention of Diabetic Nephropathy
A study done on diabetic rats found that those rats given ginger had a reduced incidence of diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage).
Ovarian Cancer Treatment
Ginger may be powerful weapon in the treatment of ovarian cancer. A study conducted at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that ginger powder induces cell death in all ovarian cancer cells to which it was applied.
Colon Cancer Prevention
A study at the University of Minnesota found that ginger might slow the growth of colorectal cancer cells.