Ginger Beer

Ginger Beer

By Simonbook - 05 Mar 2015 in Reviews 1333

Ginger Beer

There comes a point when you are thirsty that despite the massive amount of drinks available, they all suddenly look the same - Coke, Fanta, Powerade, Fruit Juice, Energy Drinks (most made by coke anyway) Have you considered or tried Ginger Beer? Even before visiting Bundaburg in Australia I drank Bundaberg Root Beer when I could find it (its not around much for some reason) however recently I've been drinking their Ginger Beer and not only is it fucking nice, it's also good for you. (not made by Coke).

Quick History Lesson
Commonly known as ginger, Zingiber officinale was named by English botanist William Roscoe in the early 1800s. With green stems that can grow to a metre high, the plant is valued for its rhizomes that can be consumed fresh or dried. Ginger has been used in Asian, Arabic and Indian cultures as a herbal medicine since ancient times. While it originated in South-East Asia, it spread across Asia and other tropical regions and was exported to ancient Rome from India.

Pros of Ginger
  • Most frequently used to aid digestion, ginger is believed to increase saliva and other digestive fluids, alleviating indigestion and associated problems such as flatulence.
  • It is known to relieve nausea and morning sickness. If you take ginger for morning sickness, use it for no longer than four days.
  • Ginger is recommended to those who suffer from motion sickness. You can buy ginger tablets from your pharmacist or try drinking a cup of ginger tea before your journey.
  • Ginger is believed to have anti-inflammatory qualities that may relieve swelling and pain.
  • As a tea it is said to ease headaches and sore throats or assist if you have a cold or flu./
  • Fresh ginger is used for asthma, coughs, colic, heart palpitations, swellings, dyspepsia, loss of appetite and rheumatism, while the dried root is used to "strengthen" the stomach, inhibit vomiting and treat diarrhoea.
Cons of Ginger
  • Ginger may interact with some prescription medications.
  • Herbalists advise not to take more than four grams of ginger in a single day.
  • Side effects may include bloating, gas, heartburn and nausea.

Ok? Go get some. Everywhere sells it - Countdown, New World etc sell boxes of 12 stubbies for $14 - put the whole box in the fridge.
My Rating: 7 / 10

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