My father drank ginger-lemon tea at least every two weeks. Whenever I saw those roots in the kitchen, I wondered what they tasted like. Until one day I ventured to try a little bit. He would not be more than seven or eight years old. The flavor, although strong, I found interesting. The tea consisted of pieces of ginger, lemon peel, and water. At the time - as a teenager - I began to order meals in restaurants with ginger-based sauces and from time to time to have some tea that had it as the main ingredient.
However, beyond its precious smell and the elegant flavor it brings to food, my dad always told me that it was good for the digestive system. Even, he said that he cured any stomach ailment. This according to popular culture. But, it wasn't that far from reality.
A study by the University of Michigan found that ginger has medicinal properties. The report published by the School of Medicine of said campus and reviewed in an article establishes that said root "increases the temperature of the body, relieves the digestive tract and some types of arthritis."
Also, according to Dr. Suzanna Zick, relieves nausea. How? "What it really does is it blocks those receptors so that serotonin can't penetrate them and cause more nausea," she says.
One of the most important data of the study is that in order to obtain the nutrients of ginger, it must be consumed in its most natural essence. If you have any questions about its properties, consult your doctor.