In many Filipino households, ginger has long been used as a remedy all for a number of ailments. Its root, when taken either as a tea or chewed like a candy, offers numerous health benefits like improved digestion and reduced intestinal disorders, relieved pain and reduced inflammation associated with arthritis, a preventive for nausea and motion sickness, and even as a therapy to lower cholesterol levels.
Did you know that ginger contains potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols that relieve pain throughout the body? In fact, these are the same compounds that relieve inflammation of the mucous membranes, which makes one susceptible to colds, sore throats and coughing. Nearly every culture in the world has been using ginger specifically for vocal and respiratory complaints.
Truth is, Filipinos associate ginger with salabat, the local herbal infusion to treat colds, coughs, fevers, and sore throats. In fact, many popular singers attest to the power of salabat in taking care of their voices, citing it as one of the secrets in protecting their main asset in performing and ultimately making a living.
Salabat is also a constant companion of professionals who use their voices in their line of work, from professional speakers, teachers and even call center agents. Having to talk constantly can put a strain on the throat and could have an adverse effect on one’s voice. They use salabat to ease the throat due to excessive speaking
Making a cup of salabat is not a complicated one. All you need is some fresh ginger and hot water. Many find its spicy herbal taste soothing to the throat, while a cup of warm ginger tea is a great way to relax during a busy day.
Wouldn’t it be great if you can enjoy the benefits of ginger any time of the day? It might be inconvenient to be carrying around your own stash of fresh ginger to steep a cup of warm herbal tea.
If you want to enjoy the advantages of ginger, here’s a convenient way to enjoy its health benefits. Gingerbon is the first chewy candy that is made from fresh ginger available in the Philippine market. Produced by Kapal Api
Group, one of Indonesia’s biggest companies, Gingerbon has been received positively around Asia and even as far away as Russia and South Africa.
Gingerbon is made from real ginger that has been formed into candy. The touch of sugar softens the herbal flavor of ginger, making it enjoyable to chew up any time of the day.
Gingerbon comes in two variants: regular, with the warm, ginger flavor you can expect from a cup of salabat, and extra strong, for those who prefer a more potent taste.
It comes in two different pack sizes. The 20-gram pack is handy, making it easy to carry in your bag, while the larger 125-gram pack has enough candy to fill a jar and store on at home or the office.
Gingerbon is distributed locally by ADP Industries Corp. It is available in leading drugstores, supermarkets, and groceries nationwide.