By: Catherine Ebeling
Co-author of the best-sellers: The Fat Burning Kitchen, The Top 101 Foods that Fight Aging & The Diabetes Fix
Ginger has been around forever and there are some very good reasons why you should keep it in your home on a regular basis. Ginger has a long-standing reputation for being a very useful medicine in traditional and alternative medicine. I use ginger for so many dishes, teas and other medicinal reasons… it’s invaluable to your health. And it has a delicious, light, refreshing unique taste as well. There are many more ways to consume ginger aside from just being a sidekick to sushi, as we’ll show below.
Ginger is one of the most powerful natural medicines (without the harmful side effects) with wide-reaching capabilities for many (even serious) health conditions you can possibly find. And are you surprised that ginger is very closely related to turmeric, another super-powerful health enhancer?
Ginger is more powerful than several pharmaceutical preparations, including Dramamine (sea-sickness medication), certain types of chemotherapy, and anti-Inflammatory medications–without the harmful side-effects. While many of the components in ginger are still being studied, two primary components stand out as being highly effective—one is gingerol, found primarily in fresh ginger and the other is shogaol found in dried ginger.
Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidant
As you may already know, oxidation and inflammation are some of the main contributors to serious and chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s. Ginger’s ability to stop inflammation and act as an extremely powerful antioxidant means that it can help to prevent, slow or even stop serious diseases from advancing.
Reduces Pain and Inflammation in Arthritis
The anti-inflammatory compound, gingerol, helps reduce pain and inflammation and improve movement in people with osteoarthritis and even rheumatoid arthritis—when consumed on a regular basis. According to George Mateljan in World’s Healthiest Foods, two studies involving patients with arthritis found that 75% reported relief from pain and swelling. 6-gingerol inhibits the production of highly reactive free radicals, from a study published in the November 2003 issue of Life Sciences. In another study from Feb 2005 issue of Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, ginger was shown to prevent the formation of pro-inflammatory compounds, cytokines and chemokines in the lining of the joints, as well as other inflammatory compounds in the joint cartilage and immune cells. And, ginger is also highly effective at preventing muscle pain, stiffness, and inflammation from exercise as well.
Ginger is so powerful, it can fight cancer and actually shrink tumors and destroy cancer stem cells. In an article titled, “Ginger and Cancer” by Kelley Herring, published by US Wellness Meats, May 6, 2016, Kelley reports that while chemotherapy kills both cancer cells and healthy cells in the body, chemo can leave behind deadly cancer stem cells, that can return to grow new cancerous tumors. According to Kelley and the Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics:
“Cancer stem cells (CSCs), which comprise a small fraction of cancer cells, are believed to constitute the origin of most human tumors … Many studies also suggest that CSCs serve as the basis of metastases”.
Ginger contains another powerful compound, 6-shogaol, that is highly effective in killing cancer stem cells in breast cancer, according to a study done in 2015. Shogaol was compared to the chemotherapy drug, Taxol, and curcumin from turmeric. The compound found in ginger was found to be the most effective, especially against cancer stem cells. Kelley’s article (“Ginger and Cancer”) goes on to state that the Taxol could not match the activity of the shogaol in ginger even at a 10,000X increase! The best thing about this study is that ginger’s powerful properties in fighting cancer happen without the harmful side effects that chemotherapy causes.
Gingerols have also been shown to be active against the growth of colorectal cells in colon cancer, according to a study from University of Minnesota’s Hormel Institute. Ginger extracts have been shown in scientific studies to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor effects on human cells and cancer cells. In a study from University of Michigan, gingerols killed ovarian cancer cells. Ovarian cancer is thought to be caused in part, by inflammation, and because ginger has such a powerful anti-inflammatory effect on cells, reducing key inflammatory indicators also reduced chances of ovarian cancer development, in addition to ginger’s tumor-shrinking capabilities. While conventional chemotherapy also suppresses the same inflammatory markers, chemo—besides destroying the body’s healthy cells and immune function—also can create drug resistance. Cancer cells exposed to ginger do not become resistant. Ovarian cancer is often considered a silent, deadly killer, so an ounce of prevention in the form of ginger is highly advisable for most women of childbearing and menstruating age.
Ginger has long been known as a digestive aid, especially for nausea and motion sickness. In fact, it has been proven to work better than Dramamine, one of the best-known medicines for motion sickness. Ginger is especially useful to help pregnant women who may be experiencing “morning sickness”, including the most severe form, hyperemesis gravidum. The important thing to note here is that unlike most anti-nausea medication, which can cause birth defects, ginger does not have adverse effects for pregnancy. NOTE: Although ginger is considered safe, check with your doctor before taking ginger if you are pregnant. High doses can possibly increase the chance of miscarriage.
Ginger’s anti-nausea action is also very valuable for post-surgery patients with nausea and vomiting, and useful for chemotherapy patients with nausea and vomiting from standard cancer treatments.
Alzheimer’s and Brain Function
Both ginger and its cousin, turmeric are known warriors against Alzheimer’s disease. Since some of the research on Alzheimer’s centers on the inflammatory factors involved in the disease, curcumin—also found in turmeric—as well as gingerol, which have been shown in studies to not only inhibit, but reverse the amyloid plaques in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s. Another of ginger’s antioxidants, zingerone, neutralizes the free radical peroxynitrite, another major factor in Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases.
In another study on ginger, it was shown that ginger could actually reverse dysfunctional behaviors caused by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. And lastly, ginger functions as a barrier to acetylcholinesterase (an enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine), similar to several popular Alzheimer’s disease drugs, without the awful side effects. Acetylcholine is an important brain chemical, necessary for learning and memory.
Ginger asserts a very positive effect on mental abilities, even in healthy people. Ginger has been shown in studies to improve cognitive ability, and improve overall brain function, while reducing oxidative stress. And since ginger also is a stimulant, it helps to increase mental alertness, without the jitteriness that caffeine can cause.
MSG, or monosodium glutamate, a common ingredient in Asian foods and processed meats and other foods, is considered a harmful excitotoxin and a neurotoxin. Ginger helps to protect and minimize the toxicity of this ingredient. MSG has been linked to Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and ADD.
Maintains Healthy Blood Sugar in Diabetes
As the numbers of people with diabetes increase, so do the studies on natural substances that can help control this deadly and widespread disease. While this area of research is fairly new, ginger has been shown to have some pretty effective anti-diabetic properties. In a study published in International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, ginger consumption had a very positive effect on glycemic status, lipid profile and other inflammatory markers of this disease. Ginger was found to reduce: fasting glucose, HbA1C (an important measurement of damage to red blood cells caused by high blood sugar), insulin resistance, triglycerides, overall cholesterol, C-reactive protein (an inflammatory marker indicative of heart disease), and prostaglandin E2, another inflammatory marker. Researchers concluded: “Ginger…should be considered as an effective treatment for prevention of diabetes complications.”
Another study on ginger showed a drop in fasting blood sugar by 12%, and a lowering of HbA1c by 10%, as well as a 28% reduction in ApoB/ApoA-I ratio and a 23% reduction in markers for oxidized lipoproteins, major risk factors in heart disease—one of the primary complications of diabetes.
Fights Heart Disease and Strokes
As mentioned above, ginger also works against heart disease, lowering ApoB/ApoA-I ratio. The ApoB/ApoA-I ratio is a measurement which is more accurate than cholesterol ratios to estimate the balance between different types of blood lipoproteins, which promote the formation of plaques in the arteries leading to heart disease. Research on mice, published in Journal of Nutrition, May 2000, showed those given ginger had a reduction in arterial plaques 44%, reduction in triglycerides 27%, reduced VLDL (the most HARMFUL type of cholesterol) 53%, reduced LDL cholesterol 33%, and reduced LDL oxidation and aggregation. The researchers concluded that dietary consumption of ginger significantly slows down the development of atherosclerotic lesions which lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Platelets are a part of blood that can clump together, creating clots that block arteries and blood vessels, resulting in heart attacks, strokes and deep vein thrombosis. Certain substances in platelets can make them more likely to clump together. Ginger helps to reduce platelet aggregation significantly, but check with your doctor first if you are on any type of medication for this condition.
Burns Fat and Raises Metabolism
Ginger as a fat burning food—ginger boosts metabolism and thermogenesis, meaning you burn fat faster. Some research indicates that ginger can help to boost your metabolism by around 5%, and increase your fat burning potential up to 16%. In addition, ginger helps to suppress your appetite, so having a cup or two of ginger tea before meals will cut down on food consumption.
Ginger is also very valued for several other health conditions including:
Increasing immune function, reducing pain, mitigating the effects of toxic chemicals, treating non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (often a result of too much HFCS and fructose in the diet), protecting cells against radiation, curbing migraines, treating indigestion, fighting gum disease, freshening breath, and increasing energy.
How to get ginger’s benefits?
Ginger generally comes in two forms: fresh ginger root or dried ginger. Fresh ginger contains the most gingerol, but the dried form of it contains more of the cancer-fighting shogaol. When cooked, the primary active ingredient in ginger is zingerone.
There are many ways to enjoy ginger’s light, refreshing taste—try adding a little fresh or dried ginger to smoothies, or make tea using simmered, sliced ginger with a touch of lemon and honey or maple syrup. You can also mince ginger and add to your favorite healthy salad dressing, or marinating meat in a combination of soy, lemon, minced ginger, minced garlic and a touch of honey. Don’t forget to add ginger to your next stir fry, and remember to eat your ginger when you get sushi! You can also get many types of tea bags that are made with ginger and brew up a delicious cup of ginger tea. I also personally take 1-2 capsules a day of a ginger supplement, which is essentially just ginger powder in capsules.
Ginger Cocktail Infusions!
If you’re like me, you enjoy having a cocktail or two with friends or family on occasion. We’ve talked about the fact in previous articles that moderate drinking of alcohol (1-2 drinks per day max) is proven to have long term health benefits and moderate drinkers live longer than non-drinkers or heavy drinkers… What that means is that the dose makes the poison…although alcohol is considered a “toxin”, small amounts of regular exposure to alcohol enhances our health and makes us live longer.
Anyway, back to the topic of ginger infusions… In my opinion, if you’re going to have an alcoholic cocktail, it might as well be the healthiest cocktail possible!
In order to make the healthiest cocktails possible, I personally like to slice up ginger root and put it in mason jars with either vodka or tequila for several weeks to “infuse”, so that the alcohol can extract the powerful antioxidants and phytochemicals from the ginger. After a couple weeks of “soaking” in the tequila or vodka, you can then pour the alcohol and chopped ginger root in a blender, puree it up for a minute (which helps release a ton more of the flavor and nutrients from the ginger), and then strain the solids out. You’re left with a super antioxidant-rich ginger cocktail that you can mix with club soda, kombucha, or your other favorite mixers to make delicious and healthy cocktails! Yes, inflammation-fighting cocktails!
Note that alcohol actually extracts a lot more beneficial phytochemicals from ginger than hot water can extract (similar to how tinctures work), so it’s theorized that you can get more of the active ginger compounds from infusing ginger into alcohol than any other method. Obviously, keep your ginger infusion cocktails to moderate consumption so that you don’t drink too much alcohol, since too much alcohol would offset the health benefits of the ginger infusions.
Note: I may end up doing a full blog post sometime soon with all of my recipes for healthy alcohol infusions. If this is something of interest to you, please add a comment below that you’d love to see more of our recipes for healthy alcohol infusions.
A word of caution: Check with your doctor if you are taking any medications as ginger may increase the action of some medications. And, beware of eating/drinking too much ginger late at night—it can act as a mild stimulant!
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Hi, yes, i would love to see more of your recipes for healthy alcohol infusions. Thanks.
Yes I would also like to know how to infuse ginger and alcohol.
I have enjoyed reading and would like to know more
yes please, love to see more recipes on how to infuse ginger plus other ways of using ginger root.
I’d also like more recipes, not only the alcohol infused but any healthy recipe using ginger…ty?
What is best way to use ginger for general health benefits.
Yes I am interested in further information on using fresh ginger with alcohol as well info on which pill supplements are the best to take. Also when to take it and what amounts are too much.
Would like to see your cocktail recipes!!
Me too please
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I would love to see some ginger infused recipes also! Are there other ways to infuse ginger other than alcohol?
Ginger in tequila for medicine, that’s heaven on earth isn’t it ?
More alcohol infusions.
Thank you for all. My wife appreciated your work too.
For Ginger intake persons which take pills for blood pressure, Beta blocker etc is not permitted?
ALL THE BEST,
Dorian N Constantin
I don’t drink alcohol but am interested in seeing recipes on how to use ginger.
great article.. and all readily available. Ginger is added to nearly everything i make these days. More recipes would be great.
Love to have more information on alcohol infused recipes
Thank you for the information. I read them all.
I would like to see more recipes for alcohol infusions.
This info is great. I have used ginger on my cruises by taking a capsule just before every meal and in 7 cruises, have never been sea sick. Every morning, I drink hot water with cinnamon, turmeric, honey, and apple cider vinegar. I think I will switch turmeric and ginger every day now. Thanks so much.
I’’d love to see more of your recipes for healthy alcohol infusions. I think that is a great idea. I love ginger, and frequently do a Russian Mule, or Jack/Ginger with extra ginger, but love the idea of infusing, and blending.
Thanks very much
Please provide recipes for the alcohol infused cocktails
Very practical and extremely helpful. Thank you!
Please send recipes for making your ginger/vodka infusions, I don’t consume very much alcohol but that sounds refreshing and energizing after a 12 hour shift!
Yes please provide more healthy alcohol infusions. Sounds great.
Can you explain how therapeutic grade ginger oil compares?
Thanks, I’d like to see more recipes on ginger and its infusions.
Recipes for healthy alcohol infusions would be awesome.
YES I WOULD BE LOOKING FOR YOUR BLOG ON ALCOHOL INFUUSIONS, HOPE TO SEE IT SOON.
If there are two comments on this subject it’s because this was further down on the page. Sorry.
This is interesting as I have pre-diabetes, and high cholesterol. Like many of us as well as family and friends with cancer.
There is also info highlighted a little further down on turmeric. Last Dec I had my A1C and cholesterol checked of which bother where down and the only thing I really had changed was taking CLA Safflower Oil capsules. Now with a little of this (cooking with it more as I’m not fasting for my blood work next time ) we’ll see what it ,hopefully , will do !
i know that ginger is good for many reasons but i have the sensation of tingling and pins and needles in my feet is ginger strong and good for my problem i take ativans 2 mg 3 times a day can you help me please thanks
Thank you for the article.I would like more articles on alcochol infusions
I can tell you may be my favorite bar tender. Please do write that infusions blog as I’m getting tired of my glass of red wine.
Susan, we got tired of our regular wine choices too. We are mixing it up by trying tastes at the stores, getting input from friends, trying new regions completely. No more cabernet from California for example.
Best of luck to you!
Thanks Mike, your articles and recipes have been very helpful to me.
I had no idea that using alcohol with ginger would release antioxidants!
Would love more information on your recipes healthy alcohol infusions!
Like what you write; it is always very informative. It is about becoming more knowledgeable using natural things and not just pushing products that you are connected to. So many websites just seem to want to sell. Thank you.
Yes I would love to see more alcohol infused recipes!
Yes I would like to have your ideas on alcohol infusion with fresh ginger
Alcohol infusions please
yes please…more recipes for healthy alcohol infusions.
Yes please. More recipes for alcohol infusions.
Yes, I would like to see recipes for alcohol infusions.
Iam looking for a non sugar , ginger fudge recipe. I have made it several times but cannot come to a conclusion as to the best.
Would love to have you share the alcohol infusions with ginger recipes
Would love to see more of the alcohol infusion recipes!
love to see more of our recipes for healthy alcohol infusions.
If one uses Wafrin for clots, can they use ginger? Would love more recipes for infusion! Thanks.
Hello Gloria for that question we recommend to consult with your doctor. However here’s an article that may be helpful, it mentions about taking naturals and prescriptions together http://www.thealternativedaily.com/alternative-health-myths-busted/
YES, Like more healthy alcohol infusion articles.
What about some healthy infusions? and can you soak ginger in Frangelico which is a hazelnut liquor, or creamy ones like bailey, or in kalua which is a coffee liquor I tend to like the more sweet stuff. What about the ginger wine can you soak fresh ginger in it?
Hi Lourdes, we suggest to keep away from creamy liquor as they contain corn syrup and other added sugars. For healthy infusions check out this blog, it offers 21 healthy choices http://blog.paleohacks.com/infused-water-recipes/.
Would be very interested in your cocktail recipes using ginger and any other natural anti-inflammatory herbs/spices.
YES WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE RECIPES WITH INFUSIONS COCKTAILS IN THE EVENING WITH HEALTH BENEFITS… WHAT COULD BE BETTER
I love your write up .I will like more recipe of fresh ginger infusion
I would love to see more recipes for alcohol infusions, especially bourbon.
Brilliant and a masterpiece on ginger. Would like to to see recipes on alcohol infusion.
Ginger beer with Gin . My favorite cocktail
and very healthy in moderation . Gin is the healthiest alcohol . Google the benefits of Gin .
You will be surprised !!
I could not agree more! But where’s a recipe for ginger beer?
Yes, I would gladly use more ginger/alcohol infused drink recipes!! Please send!!
Yes, I would gladly use more ginger/alcohol infused drink recipes!! Please send!
I’ve just discovered the amazing attributes of ginger and would love more information. Thank you for this wonderful article. More recipes please.
I would love more baking recipes which have ginger and no sugar.
THANKYU VERY MUCH FOR SHARING THEESE VALUABLE THINGS TO US.I WOULD OLWAYS APPRICIATE YU FOR SUCH KIND WORDS
I would love to see more recipes for alcohol infusions
Would LOVE too see your recipes! My dear mother died last year of ovarian cancer. Even though she was 91 life still alway seems too short so anything that we can do too stay healthy is good.
Great article! Please post alcohol infusion recipes. Ginger tea made with fresh ginger root slices, lemon slice, and hot water has become my new go-to drink.
I’d love to see more of your recipes for healthy alcohol infusions!
I like this idea but can you be more specific as to the ratio of ginger to alcohol and exactly how much can be consumed in a day thanks.
Hi Jay, it depends how gingery you want it to be, I would say:
1/2 – 1 cup organic ginger, washed thoroughly and cut into small pieces (do not peel the ginger)
2-3 cups of vodka
Yes I would love to see more of your recipes for healthy alcohol infusions. I enjoy reading all the information on the benefits of including these spices in our diets and I often share this info and encourage all to follow this way of life as I do.
Yes a thumbs up on a blog on infusions, by the way can I infuse ginger in Rum?
I would so much love to see more of your healthy recipes on alcohol infusions.I would also like to know what herbs/fruits that can reduce pot belly.Tnx for the good work, pls keep it up.
May I ask for the procedure of alcohol infusion regarding ginger and other natural herbs.
Yea I really enjoyed reading this article on ginger. Please I would like to read the recipes on ginger drinks and infusion.
I would love to see more ginger cocktail recipes!
I would love to see more of your recipes. My husband had Prostate cancer and I know this Willie’s. I’ve got stomach issues as well, so please give us more.
I would love to see more about your cocktail infusion recipes!
Yes, please share your recipes … ain’t nothin’ like a healthy cocktail once in awhile!
Loved hearing about the health benefits of ginger. I would love to see your recipes for healthy alcohol
infusions as well
I don’t drink often maybe once every couple of months. So for those times I would love to see more of your alcohol infusions. Thank you.
I would love to see more of you nutritious alcoholic drinks. I love this information and I am going to put it to good use. Thank you for sharing.
I enjoyed reading your blog. Please provide more healthy cocktail infusions.
Europeans swear by the Swedish Bitter, which is a kind of alcoholic l infusion of herbs. Here in the USA you can buy This miraculous drink by the same name by t with no alcohol; that makes it t of course less miraculous even if it is much more expensive. Of course I will welcome receipts for alcohol infused drinks. I’m going to try the government Nyerere infuse right guy now. Thank you
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I will try the recipe for alcohol infused ginger right now. Thank you
would love to see your alcohol infused recipes!!
Love to see more on alcohol mixes and smoothes.
Yes, sign me up for the cocktail recipes. Thanks for the research.
Would like to know more of the benefits of ginger, recipes too. Thanks
Yes,I would like to see more recipes!
I love very much to eating ginger with most of sea food especially drink ginger with onion tea in the morning make me feels good make’s my day every day.
very informative—love to go through thase kinds . thanks .
Hi: I often have a nob of ginger – 2 tsp Apple cider vinegar – I/2 apple and honey to taste – with water and blended well Very refreshing and tastes good Strain if you don’t like the small ginger hairs
Thank you. i already eat a lot of fresh and cooked ginger. i would love to try the infusion!
I love ginger and I love alcohol!…please enlighten us on the ways to make both (and other things) help us more!
I make a green tea blend up every morning including a good “thumb sized” piece of ginger, fresh turmeric, beet root, cucumber, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar, Manuka Honey, fresh lemon juice and some coconut oil.
I came from an Asian country and used to drink ginger root tea as well as use it for cooking. This is something I want to see more of. Thank you for the information.
Yes, I’d love some recipes using ginger in drinks…
Would love for your to share more alcohol infusions.
Recently doctors have told me alcohol contributes to gout. Several doctors and 2 health books state the same thing. I only have two 16 Oz beers a week.
I would love to have more recipes for ginger, alcoholic and in other recipes, anything that can improve my health!
Yes please share……..
Good advise, i will do that
Please post/blog more recipes for ginger infusions.
Would love your recipes with ginger, I have never heard anything about ginger so this is very exciting.
Very interesting and I would love to see more about alcohol infusions. I made ginger root tea today and want to bump up the nutritional value and nice to know why tinctures are made this way. I have been meaning to make real vanilla extract soaking the beans in vodka and wondered if that’s one you do.
Fantastic idea – ginger and vodka. Will make immediately. Thanks..
Like your site very much. Healthy and fun.. Thank you.
Thank you for this article about ginger. I look forward to more Info on this subject.
Yes! Please send recipies for alcohol infused herbal remedies!
I have found that eating sliced fresh ginger works extremely well to relieve allergies & asthma. I also put a slice in my mouth when I go to bed to stop dry mouth. Very versatile healing herb.
Would love to receive your recipes for ginger alcohol infusions….love ginger tea, ginger beer!
I want them.
Love to read more on alcohol infusions. Ginger rocks! I eat it daily!
Would love to see more alcohol infusion recipes.
Have been drinking ginger tea every day. Would love to learn how to infuse it into alcohol.
Very interested in Ginger uses and bebefits.
Good and informative article. Still I did not try but seems good. Will try to come back after good result.
I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THESE INFUSED RECIPES!
Yes I am very interested in geting your recipes on infuse drinks with the ginger, your article on ginger was very informative ,so I will try it, thanks a million.
Alcohol infusion recipes sound awesome!
I would be interested in more alcohol infusions with ginger. Thank you for sharing this.
I love ginger an would definitely like to see some infusions. With alcohol an without.
Thanks! Would love the recipes/ideas !!
I’d love more information too please! This is wonderful & I’ll be trying it right away. Thank you
Add me to your healthy alcohol infusion recipe list recipients please!
please add me also for alcohol infusion receipes
Oatmeal with ginger stirred in is great for breakfast! Trader Joe’s has their own brand of triple ginger instant oatmeal, but I make my own.
I’d love to hear any suggestions for additional ways to incorporate ginger into everything–cocktails included, of course! I already sprinkle it on just about everything I eat and add fresh ginger to my teas and smoothies daily. If you have any other suggestions, I’d love to hear them!
Thanks for the great info, so far!
Thanks… Would love the recipes.
Your articles are always uplifting & informative. I continue to follow your well researched information and will be looking forward to more of your alcohol infusions too!
I follow your articles for several years, as a matter of fact you are the first person that I started following regarding nutrition and working out for diabetics. I love your articles for being very up to date , referenced and very useful! Keep up the good work!!!
I would love to learn about ginger alcohol infusions for diabetics, who are keeping a balanced sugar level by changing the nutrition according to the newest research ( much of it provided by you) and the adition of the relevant supplements.
Thank you, Mike
Yes please do the cocktail infusion recipes. An idea for ginger and or turmeric would be fantastic!!
First time reader and I’m very impressed. However, I would like to know what health benefits are expected and/or received by the use of ginger for chronic pancreatitis? If you have an expanded knowledge of how valuable ginger can be for pancreatitis, I would truly appreciate you sharing that information with me. Would love to learn more about alcohol infusions but since my love of alcohol over the years are part of my chronic pancreatitis, I won’t even entertain the thought now. Thank you and I appreciate your reply.
Did you try the ginger for chronic pancreatitis if so did it help? I only ask because I have it also.
Would love more recipes
Would like more of the infused recipes
Yes, please! We need recipes for healthy ginger cocktails.
I love the ginger tea for my arthritis…Would like more alcohol infusions.
That’s for all that info on ginger! I’ve been adding big chunks to my smoothies along with turmeric and have noticed a big difference in my digestion and osteoarthritis psin.
I would also love to see some more recipes for the cocktails.
Regards Lisa xx
Please do add me to you list for infused drinks.
Very interested in how I can infuse vanilla vodka or vanilla rum with ginger. I don’t like very many liquors but I love these with cola. And to be able to give a health boost would be such a treat! Might even inspire me to switch from cola to ginger ale.
I would love to receive the recipes for the alcohol infusions
Would love recipes using ginger.
Count me in for mor informatio
I would love the ginger recipes!
Thanks for the really good info. I would love to have recipes.
More recipes for cocktails please. Thank you.
More healthy alcohol recipes please!
Thanks for the info re Ginger ! any further reciepes would be most welcome…
Yes I would like your recipes.
Thank you for your article. Very useful information. I too would like to get recipies for ginger infused alcoholic drinks.
I love this blog and would like to know the corect dosage of ginger: I add fresh root to morning protein drinks and make a hot drink at night by pouring boiliongw ate over shaved roots
Thanks for another excellent article!
I was a bit surprised, though, that you didn’t mention that ginger and turmeric are synergistic, and both work better in combination than they do separately. Not a bad thing since they are also delicious together!
Yes – I’d love to see a longer post with recipes for healthy alcohol infusions. I’ve been making my own liqueurs and cordials for years, including traditional Polish recipes for Krupnik (a highly-spiced honey vodka often used as a greeting aperitif in the winter) and cherry vodka – I’ve currently got two quarts of cherry vodka extracting as we speak, and I’ve got enough cherries to put up another two quarts later today. 😉
I’m especially interested in herbal infusions, which I’ve started playing with more recently, and am looking for more inspiration.
Thanks again and I’ll be looking forward to that future post!
I would love to have the recipe for the cherry vodka…..
Yes I would love to see more alcohol infused recipes!
Would love to have other alcohol infusion recipes. Thank you!!
Would love to hear about alcohol infusion recipies
I would appreciate recipes to try immediately. I like the ones you’ve suggested already. More, more, more!
Thanks 😀 !!
Have long been an ardent fan of yours. I can rely on your information as you’re not pushing supplements as so many “expert” nutrionists and “doctors” are. Would like to see your recipes and drinks that include ginger and other natural foods.
I would love to see your cocktail recipes!
Would love to see more receipts for the ginger.
I’d like to see more uses ginger..
Yes, that would be great! would love to have alcohol infusion recipes. Thanks!!!
After working in hospitals for 26 years, I have become an avid believer in homeopathic medicine. Would love to see more info on ginger. Great report!
Yes, more alcohol infusions !
Yeah! I would love more receipes with the ginger infusion. I use ginger every day in my cooking. It helps with inflamation of the gut.
Here’s my recipe for my daily “bulletproof” coffee: 2 tblspns raw organic coconut oil, 1 tblspn grassfed butter, 1/2 tspn turmeric, 1/2 tspn dried ginger, 1/2 tspn cinnammon, 16 oz coffee and some stevia to sweeten. Shake or blend, then drink it up. Delicious and a great appetite suppressant.
That sounds really good, definitely gonna try this.
I’ve been putting fresh ginger in my morning hot green tea for years, easy and tastes great
Would love to see alcohol infusions
Healthy cocktails, win, win
Please send recipes for uses of ginger in drinks and cooking!
Would love to see more on ginger… alcohol infusion as well as more information on how to use ground ginger in recipes since that seems to have the higher cancer fighting properties. Your article was full of valuable information that I will pass along to my family and friends. Thank you!
I LOVE GINGER & PUT A BUNCH IN MY SMOOTHIES. I PEEL MY GINGER, BUT JUST READ DON’T PEEL….WHY NOT?? CAN YOU DO ANYTHING WITH GINGER & RED WINE? OR IS THAT YUKKY??? THANKS! LYNN
Excellent info!! More recipes!!
Yes! Would love to see more infusion recipes!
yes would be wonderful to get more info on various ways to use ginger especially in receipies
Cat & Mike, thank you for a really interesting (Healthy) read, with regard to your last comment regarding the alcoholic cocktails, yes I would definitely appreciate more details, especially as an example I wouldn’t know how much fresh ginger should be sliced into X amount of Vodka, plus, plus
Interested in the rticle(s) about alcohol infusion please.
Yes please to ginger cocktail recipes
I take a combo of whole rhizome tumeric/organic ginger extract in water 2 X daily… Have I missed comments about the value of taking both tumeric/ginger in this form?
Excellent and informative article on ginger. And yes, would like to receive your recipes on ginger benefits and your comments on how to make the most out of ginger. Thanks
I’d love to get some of your Ginger cocktail recipes!
THANK YOU FOR THE INFORMATION.iT IS AWESOME!
I find this interesting and was wonderting since I am a red dry wine drinker, can i also go ahead and do same or what would you recommend with the red dry wine.
Love your article. Yes please would like the infused recipes.
I would love to see more recipes for eating ginger, I am not a drinker, so I don’t care about the infusion so much. Thank you!!!!
My husband and I add a nice shot of clean alcohol (gluten free, potato vodka) to our daily evening glass of ginger Kombucha, usually with an added splash of ginger juice, and it is our favorite, most refreshing alcoholic beverage. We don’t get headaches or hangovers from this mixture. No more sodas for us for a long time, so the kombucha with just ginger in it is another must have and refreshing every day (usually in the morning) drink.
Please send what you have on infused alcohol. I prefer to drink less and avoid all the calories of traditional cocktails.
I have Osteoarthritis right through my body and have been using Ginger tea for the last 10 years. I have never needed to take pain killers, because it is so good at relieving any arthritic pain.
Also use it for sea sickness or tummy upsets and it works a treat. Would love to see any alcoholic Ginger drink info.
I like the idea of Infusing Ginger and Alcohol, But I can not Drink any Alcohol, But I love the taste. Is there Any Thing you can Infuse the Ginger into besides Alchol.
I used to be a Beer Drinker, I went to a Bar after work one night with a friend. We Drank, Got Drunck, Then Left the Bar, And went down to the next Bar on the Street.
Well to make this story short, I had an Accident on My Motorcycle later on When I was Riding Home,
Thank-God I Lived.
Yes, count me in for more alcohol infusions!
I also would like to see information about ginger and alcohol infusions.
BTW, I put freeze dried ginger and 1/4 tsp ground ginger, along with 1/4 tsp turmic and cinnamon in my morning hot cereal. Plus frozen berries.
I’d love to see any ginger and alcohol recipes, especially with dry gin and red wine (if there are any). Any recipes with ginger would be welcome, I find it a marvellous root, especially for stomach problems. You mentioned breast cancer, but what about prostate problems? Any information about that would be great.
yes, please send me the healthy alcohol infused recipes. Thank you.
Fabulous article on the health benefits of ginger!,lLooking forwaed to ur blog on alcoholic cocktails using ginger!
My health is “rubbish” and what I read today there is hope I love ginger but just a bit now I am really going to eat it to improve my health. Recipes and cocktails bring them on I am ready.
Yes please I would love more articles about ginger and fatty liver
I’d love to see/read more recipes with ginger! Love your articles. Does it help the thyroid?
Yes Please, I would love to have more infusion ideas!
Yes, PLEASE, more healthy infusion alcoholic drinks!
Thank you for sharing this information with us. Greatly appreciated. Will not go to waste.
Yes I would love to see your other alcohol infusions please!!!!!!!
Yes – please send more healthy infusion recipes!
Yes, healthy alcohol infusions please – especially gin based.
A very informative article. Thank you. And yes I would also like to receive your healthy cocktail recipes along with the ginger infusion information.
I’d like more info on infusing alcohol with ginder
Yes would like more info on this
I would like to more info on infusing alcohol with ginger
I would like to receive your cocktail recipes
More alcohol infusions please.
Can you use rum to infuse the ginger instead of tequila or vodka. I also would like to see more recipes using ginger.
Would definitely like to see more ginger and alcohol cocktail recipes!
Yes, I would love to see the book of recipes with ginger.
Hi there. Yes, I’d love to read more of your recipes for healthy alcohol infusions. Sounds like a wonderful idea and I believe that it would help people to think twice before consuming too much alcohol also.
Thanks for all of your healthy tips. I really enjoyed reading them.
Would love to see the recipe!
I’d love to see more recipes for healthy alcohol infusions.
Great article. I’d love to see more of the alcohol infusions as well.
Yes, please share more of your recipes on alcohol infusions.
Hi – Yes please note that I already use ginger and cinnamon and honey early in the morning on a empty stomach and it did wonders for me.
I find your health articles very interesting and informative. I would like to see your recipes on ginger and alcohol infusions, please.
Thank you for all the information.
I would love to see a collection of recipes for alcohol infusions.
Love all the ginger information. Keep it coming. I use the spoon and scrape off the brown part of the ginger cut it in pieces and freeze it so I always have fresh ginger. Also use it in my smoothie, tea, cooking, tea.
Please send infusion recipes for uses of ginger in drinks and cooking!
I loved your article, And plan to read more. Not sure about the idea of using soy in anything, since all soy is now GMO, and soy is known to mess with the hormone levels in the body. Is there any reason NOT to soak both tumeric and ginger together?
Thank you for an informative article!
I really Enjoyed reading about all great things ginger does for your body.I definitely welcome any information you can provide re :foods that help decrease inflammation.. Would like to know more about prevention and reversal HEART DISEASE IN WOMEN.
I have always liked the taste & smell of fresh ginger, I add it to my fresh pickled Persian cucumbers & sliced red onions with a few drops of sesame oil. And of course one of my favorite drinks is a Moscow Mule with an extra slice of fresh ginger.
For a welcomed throat-burning treat try Jamaican GINGER beer. Also, the non-fibrous Fiji Island ginger is excellent; Costco sells the dried organic product.
Thank you Mike and Cat,
Nothing appreciated more than condensed and trustworthy information. And all one one page as well.
Good healthy recipes of all kinds always appreciated, ginger infusions and more please.
To your good health!
Much appreciated, i enjoyed reading your article. More cocktail infusions please
Yes, I would love the ginger alcohol infused recipes
I enjoyed this information and would LOVE to hear more about healthy infused cocktails. I would lime to incorporate fresh ginger in tea, food, etc. but no one ever say how much to add so YES I’m look forward to more information from you and the uses of ginger.
I would really like to hear your recipes for infused alcohol, please pass that info along to us. Thank you.
Hi I’ve a diabetic for almost ten years. I am on insulin… I’m wondering how do I take ginger to help. I would really appreciate your help… many thanks Charmaine
Would love more information on your recipes healthy alcohol infusions!
I’d love to see more of our recipes for healthy alcohol infusions.
Yes, I would love to see more of your recipes!
Yes, please more articles.
Thank you for article. Yes, please give more information on alcohol infusions.
Yes I would love to see more recipes for ginger alcohol drinks. We often have vodka and ginger ale in the evenings so that recipe sounded perfect
Yes, I would like more info Ed drinks plus more ways to use fresh ginger
Favorite morning drink: A large mug of hot green tea with a teasp of ginger marmelade, a slice of lemon. Don’t “nuke” the water, use a pan or kettle to boil, let green tea steep while adding the fresh lemon and the ginger marmelade. A small amount of freshly grated ginger root can substitute for the ginger marmelade. If sweet is wanted, use a drop of honey. This drink will not only wake up you and your stomach, it will settle it too!
LOVE your articles and would LOVE to see more Paleo/healthy cocktail recipes…bring them on! =)
I would love a chai tea infusion recipe. I had a wonderful Manhattan in Estes Park, CO that included a chai tea liquer with rhye whiskey and an amarino cherry. Yummy!!!
Yes, yes, yes…..
Count me in for alcohol infusion recipes !
Hi, yes, i would love to see more of your recipes for healthy alcohol infusions. Thanks.
Yessss l will like to know more on this alcohol infusión.
Also what kind of alcohol are you talking about.
Is it a home made alcohol or any other kind????
Please keep sending me articles like this.
Yes, I would like the ginger recipes.
I regularly use culinary ginger in my cooking. Obviously, I need to increase the use to include alcohol infusions. Anything to up the ginger intake – I also greatly enjoy the taste of ginger in all it’s forms.
Yes. I am interested in more ginger infusion info. Thx
I don’t know how much ginger to use to infuse vodka….but I have been using other herbs for infusions…and love the idea.
Good article. However, does cooking destroy the gingerol and shogaol? Also what are the benefits of zingerone in cooked ginger? Is the amount of shogaol significantly less in fresh ginger than in the dried form, and is the amount of gingerol significantly less in the dried form than in the fresh form? Your response will be greatly appreciated.
yes I would love more recipes using ginger root. And infusions as this is a good way of preserving it.
Yes INDEED …would greatly appreciate more and more healthy recipes promoted our way.
I too would love to read some more about healthy alcohol infusions. I enjoyed your article on ginger, it was very thorough and informative. Thank you!
I make Ginger Tea by simmering thinly sliced ginger with the rind of organic lemons. When cool, I add the juice and pulp of the lemons. I make a large batch and freeze it in pint (glass) bottles. Every morning my first drink is about 3 oz of this, 5 oz of just warm water and Stevia (drops) to taste. My next experiment will be adding Turmeric and Cayenne.
Please show infusions of ginger with vodka and also more recipes and how to prepqre ginger in them.
Can you substitute minced in jar instead of fresh ginger.
Yes, I would love more recipes for healthy alcohol infusions!
On topic of Dramamine & ginger working better, have you seen now that in fact Dramamine does contain ginger now, as a major ingredient?
Might have happened just recently.
Named Dramamine Non-drowsy.
You can find it on the pharmacy shelves, or just look in Bing images search.
Does the kitchen spice ginger work the same as fresh or dried ginger?
Would you get the same benefits from using Ginger essential oil?
I would love to see more of the vodka infusions please
Bring on the healthy alcohol, please!
Yes, please send me ginger cocktail recipes and recipes
Count ME IN, also!!!! Love it!!
Thanks! Enjoyed your article. In the article you mentioned taking a capsule or two of Ginger, can you tell me how many milligrams is safe to take daily as a Women for the health benefits you mentioned in your article?
hi Terrie! You’ll just have to experiment and see how you body handles it. Start small, and build up to a recommended dose, depending on the brand you use. Of course the best route is to simply use the real thing in your meals every so often (doesn’t have to be daily)
Well, it just so happened that yesterday, after just over 2 weeks of soaking, I mixed and strained (hard!! in a tea towel) my ‘mixture’ and a new bottle is now waiting for the previous one to be finished as I don’t want to be left without!! LOVE it!! My proportions are 400g organic ginger sliced in a bottle of vodka (700ml).
However my question is, can we have too much ginger? For instance, when I make a cup of ginger tea with fresh ginger, I slice around 3-5g of ginger. I remember reading not to use much more than 2g when using it fresh… Also, is it better to infuse it in boiling water? I don’t quite take the water to boiling point.
Thank you for your interesting articles!
Yes please I would love the ginger cocktail recipes.
Yes I would love to see more items about alcohol infusion drinks
Yes send me the cocktail recipes.
I really enjoy reading your articles. They are informative and I make a lot of the recipes you give. I would love more recipes for alcoholic drinks. Keep up the good work!
I enjoyed this article very much and immediately went into the kitchen and started 2 batches, one with
Absolut Citron and one with Bombay Gin. How long should I let it infuse? I use Ginger almost daily in my cooking. Love the flavor and what is does for me. Why did I not think of this myself?
would love the ginger cocktail recipes.
I am trying out a concoction called drunken raisins, which is golden raisins soaking in GIN which seems to take about a week for the raisins to absorb the gin. It’s designed to reduce arthritis pain and swelling. Too soon to tell, but I was wondering if gin and ginger would work as well, or some combination of both….
I would like to see more information on infusing with alcohol. Thank you.
Please provide recipes for ginger infused vodka
WOW GREAT ARTICLE. I’M ALREADY PASSING THIS ON TO OTHER PEOPLE. BUT I WOULD ALSO LIKE MORE INFORMATION/RECIPES ON GINGER INFUSED WITH COCKTAILS IN PARTICULARLY WITH WINE. A GLASS OF WINE IS MY EVENING NIGHTCAP AFTER A 12 – 14 HOUR DAY
Would love to have your recipies for ginger and other alcohol infused recipies.I’m reverting to natural medicines and this would be of great help.
Yes would like to get your alcohol infused recipes!
Yes please share ginger recipes and all the ginger cocktails !
yes, very interested in the other healthy alcoholic drinks! Good article, i was already using lots of fresh ginger. Bud good to know that also the powder of ginger has benefits! Thanks!
Please do an article on “alcohol infused recipes”
Yes yes more recipes and definitely the alcohol infused recipes!
Yes, I would love to see recipes!!
Love to see more ginger recipes & infused recipes
Yes please!! Share more of your wonderful knowledge !!!!
I would like to see more information on ginger infusions, and other ways of incorporating ginger..
Thank you so much! A book perhaps?
I love ginger and I love Roobios tea which you have also featured. I have a large thermos, 1 1/2 litres. I put several slices of fresh ginger into this with ONE teabag of Rooboch. I put in enough boiling water to cover this and leave overnight. In the morning I top up the thermos with boiling water. I can then drink this mix all day long. The tea never gets too strong. This is both healthy and delicious. If it is cold weather and I have a whisky I will top up the glass with my tea mix, the ginger tastes lovely with the whisky and it is a lovely warming drink.
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I would love to see more of our recipes for healthy alcohol infusions
I am quite interested in Healthy Alcohol Infusions. I am however, a recovered alcoholic so do not want to consume any alcohol. I’m wondering if adding Alcohol Infused Ginger (as well as other substances) to a boiling water tea might preserve the good stuff while evaporating off the alcohol?
ABSOLUTELY – WOULD LOVE TO HAVE MORE OF THE SAME !! I CAN’T WAIT TO TRY OUT THE GINGER IN VODKA !!
I would love to get your Healthy Alcohol Infusions.
I would also like to read more on ginger, and on infusions!
I’m very interested in learning about the ginger/alcohol infusions. Thanks!