2. Carminative – A Digestive Marvel
Gingerbread may be a great cake to snack on with afternoon tea these days, but this favourite treat has its roots in a tradition of the ancient Greeks. They were very clued-in to ginger’s carminative properties and would wrap pieces of the rhizome in slices of bread and eat it as an after-dinner digestive. Historians speculate that over time this evolved into gingerbread as we know it today. Gingerbread itself may not be the health food it once was, however, it is worth remembering that ginger is our ally when it comes to easy digestion and a calm stomach.