Zingiber officinale is a flowering plant with a powerful root that has been used to treat many ailments for over 5000 years, predominantly in India and China. It was an important article of trade and was exported from India to the Roman empire of 2000 years ago where it was especially valued for its medicinal properties. The ginger holds its ground 'till this day. Used now more than ever, with its power backed up by scientific research. The active ingredient of ginger root is gingerol, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is known to help digestion, supercharge immunity and energize the body due to modulating blood sugar levels.
Curcuma longa is a flowering plant of the ginger family, mostly valued for its root with incredibly potent health benefits. It’s use dates back nearly 4000 years, to the Vedic culture in India. In recent years, turmeric has attracted quite a bit of interest for its natural healing properties. It's widely considered a super food with extraordinarily strong health benefits.
Turmeric's active compound is called curcumin. Similar to gingerol, this substance is a natural anti-inflammatory compound that dramatically increases the antioxidant capacity of the body. It also improves brain function and is used to help prevent and heal Alzheimer’s disease. Curcuminoids are lipophilic (they attach to fats). That is why we add coconut oil. To support the absorption even more, we add a bit of white pepper which has been shown to make curcumin more bioavailable.