Many people enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner or at some other time of day. Rather than pour your average merlot or chardonnay, why not try a glass of ginger wine instead? Not only will you enjoy the smooth, succulent taste, but you will also gain some amazing health benefits. Ginger is not only a spice that adds flavor, it is also a centuries old treatment for many sicknesses and disorders.
Ginger has been used as an herbal remedy in many ancient cultures and countries, including China, India, and Malaysia, for more than 2,000 years.
In today's society, ginger is commonly used to cover up the bitter taste of over-the-counter cough syrups as well as to sweeten alcoholic beverages such as ginger wine. However you cannot overlook the medicinal value of ginger.
Ginger helps control diarrhea by preventing the stomach cramps that contribute to it.
Ginger has long been known to increase sexual desire. It also increases blood circulation, ultimately resulting in increased blood flow to the genitalia.
Drinking a glass of ginger wine when you are stricken with the flu may just put you on the track to full health. Ginger relaxes the body so that the white blood cells can do their job in repairing the damaged cells; it also blocks the hormone that induces fever, headaches and body cramps.
Queen Elizabeth I was a huge fan of ginger and was responsible for the invention of the gingerbread man in the 16th century. He made his first appearance at a royal ball where he was made to look like some of the queen's most respected guests.