My Daily Fresh Ginger Drink…

GINGER. 

Who doesn’t really know about ginger? We all grew up with ginger being included in mom’s cooking… In almost every dishes such as rendang, satay sauce and a host of other dishes. It would also be included in making some sweet savories.

As a child then I didn’t really care about ginger apart from seeing mom was using it a lot and it would be one of the “must-have” ingredients in our kitchen.

Some even put slices of fresh ginger while making Nasi Lemak and Chicken Rice.

It is well known fact that ginger is a common ingredient in Asian and Indian cuisine. However, ginger has also 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.

But I remember started paying more attention to it when I joined John for his monthly jungle trekking expeditions especially when went to do recce before trekking to  Bukit Repin or Gunung Bunga Buah as we would use Genting Sempah road and inevitably stopped in Bukit Tinggi for late lunch/dinner.

I noticed how the community there especially the Chinese sellers would pay so much attention to the gingers that cultivated in the Bukit Tinggi and Janda Baik area.

My favourite things to do apart from having sumptuous Chinese style dinner with our group, would be browsing rows of stalls selling fresh produce from nearby area. And John would just walk with me picking up veggies and fruits gleefully!

And our Chinese friends would buy fresh gingers there in bulks! They said ginger cultivated in the area are of special breed and have extra health benefits.

Now, years later, my relationship with ginger has grown tenfold. Can’t imagine John’s face if he sees me now having ginger drink every night before sleep.

Yes, I would mixed fresh ginger with a pinch ground pepper in hot water. I would add honey before I drink it warm.

And I am no scientist or any medical background but I notice that I have better protection against flu and stuff since I practice the ginger drink.  I hardly had any flu which is really a great achievement because I used to suffer bout of flu ever so often.

And I was also told by an elderly lady that the concoction/drink that I practice is equally good in taking care of  my reproductive organ especially my womb…. And I thought to myself, at my age, no harm of taking extra precaution and why not making it my daily drink then….A