Zingiber officinale, aka, Ginger. It has been used for thousands of years as an energizer, antioxidant and as an aphrodisiac. It is even mentioned in One Thousand and One Nights and some holy books.
In the cool autumn air sniffles abound and the need for vitamin C and anti-oxidants are easily remedied with a cup of hot ginger-lemon tea.
Boil a teaspoon of fresh ginger in hot water with a teaspoon of local honey, a lemon wedge and a dash of cayenne pepper.
It can detail a cold, relieve nausea, jet lag, motion sickness and clear your head. It’s also delicious.
In a bath
Add 10 drops of ginger oil or ground ginger root to a hot bath and soak for up to 20 minutes. Wrap yourself in a comfy blanket and enjoy the tingle.