Essence of the Week: Ginger

Ginger is a root that has been an important spice and medicine for many different civilizations. She does not grow in the wild, and her actual origins are uncertain. Over 3,000 years ago, Ginger, by her Sanskrit name "srngaveram", means "horn root" because of how she looks. At one point, the value of a pound of Ginger was equal to the cost of an entire sheep.

Ginger is a digestive healer, helping nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, cramps, and even sea sickness. She is a natural chi-warmer that helps with sexual debility and frigidity. Ginger is wonderful for pain, arthritis, and rheumatic conditions, and can be used for muscle injuries, sprains, and strains. She is also great for the heart and circulation, and can help tonify the kidneys. As one of the "Trinity Roots" on the planet, Ginger is a powerful immune system strengthener. She is good for the cold, flu, fever, and infections.

On the energetic level, Ginger warms a cold heart. She helps one to let go of resentment, anger, and un-forgiveness. When one is seeking purpose, direction, and an alignment with the Divine Will, Ginger helps the heart and mind to aline with a higher frequency. More life force, vitality, connection, and strength comes when using Ginger.

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