How Ginger and Turmeric Can Boost Your Health!

Ginger and Turmeric – Super Roots to the Rescue!

Barbara Sinclair | Barbara

ginger and turmeric

I still can’t believe that the first time I bought fresh ginger and turmeric was well into my 50’s. My mother was Polish and well, ginger and turmeric weren’t high on her list of ingredients. In fact, I can’t ever remember seeing either of them in our kitchen. Ditto kale, pomegranates, collards, etc. I mostly remember green beans, mashed potatoes and iceberg lettuce.

Don’t get me wrong, I’d give anything for some of my mom’s golumpki (stuffed cabbage) right now. 🙂

Fast forward many years later through a chronic illness to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I finally started paying attention to REAL whole foods.

Enter ginger and turmeric – super roots to the rescue!

Ginger and turmeric have become two of my favorites and so when I discovered that one of my beloved farmers (Lani’s Farm) from my old farmer’s market across the river had FRESH ginger and turmeric root, well, I just about did a happy dance and headed back to the old neighborhood.

Some people get excited about chocolate or wine, I get giddy when I see whole, fresh, pesticide-free produce!

I thought this would be a good time to talk about these two super roots because some folks will be feeling stuffed and bloated tomorrow. With a little help from your friends ginger and turmeric, you might feel a whole lot better.


Ginger is one of the famous “trinity roots” in Ayurveda (along with onions and garlic). In fact, many Ayurvedic practitioners say that ginger is one of the most important spices we can consume and should consume – every day. They literally consider it a medicine chest in itself.

This super root can help:

Improve digestion
Lower cholesterol
Thin the blood, help blood circulation
Eliminate toxins from the body
Stop nausea in its tracks – great for morning/sea sickness
Prevent colds and flu, or shorten duration
Keep joints healthy

But not all ginger is created equal. Fresh and dry ginger have very different properties and READ MORE:

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