As we enter the Autumn and Winter seasons, our bodies are craving additional warmth, restoration, and nutrition. Through the practice of food as medicine, we have the ability to provide health and healing from the inside out. Monfefo is rooted in the curiosity and awe of simple ingredients being so powerful; the ingredient that inspired it all: ginger.
The Roots of Ginger
Used medicinally in China and India for over 5,000 years, ginger has been a long-time pillar within the Eastern medicine systems of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. Among ancient Indians, ginger was regarded as “the great medicine”, as it welcomed digestive and inflammatory healing. Ancient Roman, Greek, and Arab writings all describe ginger as a medicine as well. Traditional uses included treating muscle and joint pain, cold and flu symptoms, digestive issues, and menstrual cramping. Ginger is now globally revered for its healing and culinary abilities, as Western cultures recently welcomed the super root into its cultures and kitchens.
Preventative Health & Healing
Vitamin C, Iron, and Zinc are essential vitamins and minerals that our body needs more of during the Autumn and Winter seasons. All are found in ginger as well as Calcium, Copper, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin B3 and B6, Phosphorus, Zinc, Riboflavin, and Niacin. Each nutrient uniquely elevate ginger's benefits, but gingerol, the bioactive element, is what makes ginger a super root. Ginger has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that promotes digestion, immunity, and overall wellbeing. When digestion is improved, joint health and nutrient absorption are also supported allowing for the root to have a great impact on the body.
To Feel Good
Ginger is long revered as a digestive aid and immunity booster, nourishing the body from within. Each Monfefo Ginger Shot contains over 4,000 mg of organic, cold-pressed ginger root juice, with ginger as its first ingredient. The potency of our shots inspires versatility and creativity into the ways you can consume this powerful ingredient; Explore some of our favorite recipes for this season: Bone Broth and Autumn Elixir.