Ginger has been known for many decades for its many virtues for the body and mind. Some people even use it as an aphrodisiac... Today, let's take a look at the benefits of ginger, a surprising spice! The origins of ginger Ginger is a rhizome belonging to the turmeric family. Considered a "superfood" in Europe, it originated in India and China. Ginger is often used in cooking to give a spicy touch to dishes. Beware, real ginger is grated and not eaten in the pink plastic bag that you find in Asian fast-food restaurants... It is important to know how to choose your ginger. Choose the freshest root possible! This will allow you to keep it for a long time. Here's a tip: take a ginger with a very light colour. Be careful, it should have a fresh and spicy scent. The benefits of ginger But ginger is above all a spice with multiple virtues: It treats everyday ailments such as nausea, headaches, colds, etc.It is a "powerful" aphrodisiacIt contains antioxidants which protect cells from free radicalsIt is an anti-inflammatory: it can reduce pain associated with arthritisIt helps to improve digestionIt fights against tirednessIt prevents cardiovascular diseases How to consume it? Ginger tea Indeed, ginger is the perfect food to have in your cupboard! But how to consume it? Admittedly, ginger has a rather peculiar taste, but you don't need to use a lot of it to enjoy its benefits. Whether you add it to a marinated dish, a soup, an herbal tea, a cocktail, a cake or even as a food supplement, there are a thousand and one ways to eat ginger! But the best of all is freshly cut ginger... So, have we convinced you to have ginger in your cupboard? Find more wellness tips on our streaming platform MyZen TV.