Super Health with Ginger
Ginger is one of the most popular ingredients in cooking. It helps soothe or calm the muscles of the gastrointestinal system and alleviates nausea and morning sickness.
We use ginger in its fresh form, dried, powdered, or as an oil. It is a very common ingredient in recipes.
And also, this superfood helps to switch on your body’s heat-production systems, boosting the metabolism as you eat it and afterward.
For a metabolic kick-start first thing: Grate a touch of fresh ginger into a pint of warm water. Add a pinch of cinnamon and pepper as well as the juice of half a lemon. This remedy acts like “dishwashing liquid” on your liver and is great if you have been over-indulging in alcohol.
- Lowering blood sugar levels and guarding against diabetes and heart disease
- It reduces the levels of cholesterol in the body.
- The best treatment for various forms of cancer.
- It improves the functioning of the brain.
Cultivation in Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka, we identify the wet zones as a cultivation areas for ginger. Therefore, we mainly grow in the Kandy, Kegalle, Colombo, Matara, Kurunegala, and Gampaha areas.
Further, the best time to harvest is when the plant’s or leaves’ color is turning yellow or withering leaves. We can harvest after 10 months of planting.