Traditional ginger beer is a naturally sweetened and carbonated, nonalcoholic beverage. It is produced by the natural fermentation of prepared ginger spice, yeast and sugar.For refreshment so popular, it’s interesting to note how many misconceptions exist about ginger beer. The drink, which originated in the mid-1700s in England, was first known as a fermented alcoholic beverage made from sugar, ginger, water, and a starter culture known as ginger beer plant. But today, the name “ginger beer” is actually a misnomer, as most commercial ginger beer is a soft drink and contains no alcohol.
Can ginger lower pain and inflammation?
Ginger is a common ingredient in Asian and Indian cuisine. However, ginger has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries among many cultures.Ginger has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain.
- 200 grams peeled and finely sliced ginger
- 450 ml filtrated water
- 225 grams sugar
- 115 ml sparkling water
- Few drops of lime juice
- Lemon slices
Boil filtered water and add the ginger. Cook for another 5 minutes. Remove the liquid from the ginger. Now you have to prepare the syrup in a separate bowl: dissolve the sugar with 1 cup of the boiled water. Mix half a cup of the ginger juice with 1/3 of a cup of the syrup and half a cup of the sparkling water. Add some organic honey and lime juice.
Ginger beer health benefits
Historically, ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. In herbal medicine, ginger is regarded as an excellent carminative (a substance which promotes the elimination of intestinal gas) and intestinal spasmolytic (a substance which relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract). Modern scientific research has revealed that ginger possesses numerous therapeutic properties including antioxidant effects, an ability to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds, and direct anti-inflammatory effects.