Paleo Ginger Tea
Embrace the natural bounty of Dayao Mountain’s unique geographical setting with our traditional farming practices.
Cultivated with care and paired with healthy ingredients, experience a delightful and nutritious combination in every sip.
Preserving Tradition: The Art of Ginger Making
She (the ginger maker) has been following her Yao medicine father into the mountains to collect herbs, sun-dry them, and make ginger since she was in her teens.
The Yao Mountains belong to the high-cold mountainous region, where ginger is in demand every year. Under the influence of her Yao medicine father (historically, the Yao ethnic group did not have their own script, and the transmission of Yao medicine relied entirely on oral communication, pointing to teach medicine, pointing to teach symptoms, forming a unique system within the ethnic group), she continues to pass down the ancient method of preparing medicine known as ‘Nine Steams and Nine Sun-dries.’
With over 50 years of experience in ginger production, she places great emphasis on the requirements of the raw materials. In the market, there is often a rush for ginger, so she insists on growing and processing ginger in the mountains. The villagers in the mountains still use the method of ‘slash-and-burn’ farming, clearing the hills, weeding, and using wood ash as fertilizer.
After the ginger completes its growth cycle, it is stored in an underground cellar for over 100 days. Traditional cellaring gives ginger a second life, and ginger that has undergone cellaring is referred to as ‘ginger mother.’ Ginger mother contains unique gingerol, a mixture composed of various substances. It is the spicy substance in ginger that can quickly generate heat in your body and increase the rate of metabolism.
Traditional ginger tea can provide energy for women during their menstrual periods. Many women have a cold constitution, and ginger tea can alleviate internal cold and dampness. Therefore, many women have the habit of drinking ginger tea. Pure plant-made brown sugar contains rich iron and minerals, which can also increase the body’s energy.
Yao medicine believes that there is both opposition and unity between the organs in the human body and between the human body and the external environment, thereby maintaining a relative balance of gain and loss and normal physiological activities. When this dynamic balance of gain and loss is disrupted due to certain reasons from the external environment or within the human body and cannot be restored on its own, the human body will develop illnesses. The reasons that disrupt the relative balance of gain and loss in the human body and cause diseases are called pathogenic factors.
For your health
Ancient ginger tea benefits women during menstruation by balancing yin and yang, relieving cold and dampness.
Ginger slices in the tea encourage sweating and detoxify the body, while brown sugar boosts energy and stabilizes blood sugar levels.
The tea promotes blood circulation and helps facilitate smooth menstrual discharge.
It aids in regulating menstruation, providing relief from irregular periods and dysmenorrhea.
Ginger's Impact on Protein Utilization and Its Role in Easing Menstrual Discomfort and Skin Health
Through experiments, we have learned that ginger helps increase the net utilization of protein from 68.7% to 74%. Ginger intake can stimulate mucus secretion, reducing the transit time of protein in the stomach and improving protein absorption in the intestines. The main components of ginger are gingerols, essential oil, and diarylheptanoids. Gingerols, in particular, possess potent antifungal properties, enhancing gastrointestinal function and strengthening antioxidant capabilities. They also promote blood circulation, thus improving intestinal motility to treat digestive disorders.
Primary dysmenorrhea occurs because women release a substance called prostaglandin into the blood or tissues during menstruation. In women with primary dysmenorrhea, prostaglandin levels are higher. Prostaglandins can cause uterine contractions (similar to those during childbirth), leading to reduced blood flow to the uterus and pain perception in the uterine nerve endings. Starting to drink brown sugar ginger mother tea three days before menstruation can help alleviate mood swings and lead to significant improvement. Ginger also contains gingerol, which can condition dry, elasticless skin.
The right to food
The right to food, and its variations, is a human right protecting the right of people to feed themselves in dignity, implying that sufficient food is available, that people have the means to access it, and that it adequately meets the individual’s dietary needs.
Sip with Tranquility: Relishing Ginger
Select a lidded cup, add 200ml of boiling water, steep for 10 minutes, and enjoy it while it’s still warm.
*Optimal consumption times are when your body’s Yang Qi is at its peak, typically around 9 AM and before 3 PM.
**For women, it’s advisable to begin consumption a few days before menstruation. This is because brown sugar derived from sugarcane juice is rich in iron, carotene, and various trace elements. The natural sweetness of brown sugar stimulates the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with heightened pleasure and physiological stability. This can effectively manage the emotional fluctuations experienced during menstruation. Additionally, when combined with fermented ginger and warm water, it aids in warming the abdomen and enhancing blood circulation.