We use ginger in its raw form in N°1 and N°2 of our Apple Cider Vinegar Wellness Tonics. Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional and alternative medicine.
It is a member of a plant family that includes cardamom and turmeric. Its spicy aroma is mainly due to the presence of ketones, especially the gingerols, which appear to be the primary component of ginger.
Gingers active constituents have promising antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties and might be used as a potential natural drug against oxidative stress (which is the result of having an excess amount of free radicals in the body) and inflammatory related diseases.
If you want to find out more about why ginger has proven health benefits, read the following papers.