Not THAT Ginger…yeah, lame, but it was a moral imperative…ok, down to business…
So, Inspired by this old deck of herbal cards I have, I’m going to do a quick rundown of Ginger and it’s uses for health and magick…
All resources are listed in the bibliography at the end.
Ginger is a powerful plant of tropical origin – from India. I read another source that said China. Then I got a general “Southeastern Asia.” So who knows….That’s why we over research, you can’t trust everything you read!
With a rich, spicy flavor, its original name is “horn.”
In the Middle Ages, this root was used to prepare liquors and digestive drinks, and they also manufactured a type of bread called “Podirijanca” shaped like a vagina traditionally used in wedding rituals.
Instead of throwing a bouquet, they threw this bread, and all the men fought for it.
Ginger: Known as Zingiber officinale
Part Used: The Rootstock
Collection: The rootstock is dug up when the leaves are dried. The remains of the stem and root fibers should be removed. Wash thoroughly and dry in the sun.
Different Options for Use:
- Fresh ginger root: This is the most potent form of ginger, but also the most versatile. You can slice it and steep it in hot water for tea, mince it into stir-fry dishes, juice it, add it to your smoothies, or even take a slice and suck on it! Dried ginger or ginger juice is great for a mid day snack.
- Ground ginger: Ground ginger can be used in similar ways to fresh ginger. It can be steeped in hot water for tea or added to your favorite recipes. Powdered ginger is also great to use for baking.
- Ginger capsules: This is the easiest way to get ginger into your diet—especially if you aren’t a fan of the taste! Ginger capsules, or ginger supplements, are simple. The ground ginger powder is added to a capsule for easy consumption at any time of day.
- Ginger tea: As mentioned, you can make ginger tea using fresh ginger or ground ginger. But you can also buy ready-to-go ginger extract tea bags at the store. These are great to have on hand if feel nauseated or want to settle your stomach after eating.
- Ginger chews: Ginger chews are like ginger candies and tend to be more mild in flavor and can be taken anywhere. Make sure to check the ingredients to make sure you’re not consuming unwanted ingredients like corn syrup.
- Ginger oil: Ginger oil can be taken internally or rubbed topically to treat pain. Ginger essential oil has many soothing properties and is useful to use for massages.
Ginger has many magical benefits:
- including attraction
- Clear Negativity
Third Chakra: Solar Plexus Chakra Ginger in the third chakra helps aid the digestive tract and the endocrine system! It also stimulates the Fire in the Belly!
Colors: Orange, Yellow, and Brown
Oil: Dark-Orange Brown
Etheric: Blue, Green, Orange, and Yellow
Throw a piece into an Attraction Spellbag
Inspire passion and bring “heat” into a relationship with the help of ginger in a spell bag.
- The very old use of this root suggests that a clean piece of the ginger root must be chewed and then spat out. Then it could be applied to a sick part of the body. It can also be applied to the photograph of a person who is sick.
- Pour some slices of ginger in a glass of wine or a cocktail you drink with your partner, to rejuvenate the flame of passion. You can only do that if your relationship is healthy. You shouldn’t use this practice in a relationship that has many problems since these can only worsen.
- Sprinkle some powdered ginger root on your wallet, or in your pocket, to attract more money.
- Burn some ginger root at home helps to attract success.
- Smoke from the ignited ginger root also helps dissolve spells that have been made against the person and also helps energize personal amulets.
- Chewing or eating some root or drinking a ginger tea helps fight fatigue and provides more personal energy, so you should do it before doing a ritual of love, prosperity or protection, to increase your mental energy.
Ginger Root Supplement: I’m adding this because I use this myself. A few years back I lost most feeling in my peripheral limbs. My feet and hands consistently feel numb. Like they’re asleep. Ginger helps with stimulating peripheral nerve damage. So, YEAH, I’m definitely mentioning this!
Ginger Tea Benefits: 8 health benefits of ginger tea
Improve stomach performance
Improve stomach performance
Relieve nauseaReduce inflammation
Fight respiratory problems
Improve blood circulation
Relieve menstrual discomfort
- It’s also known as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever.
- It Supports Cardiovascular Health.
- Ginger can even lower Cancer risk.
- Lowers Blood Pressure
- Has Anti-bacterial Properties
- Regulates Blood Sugar
- Good for Cholesterol levels
Ok, I’ll stop now!
So, Thank you for reading and I hope this was useful. I love this deck of cards and I think I might use them a bit more!