Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional and alternative medicine. To name a few of it's purposes, ginger has been used to aid digestion, reduce nausea, and help fight the flu and common cold.
Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger and it's responsible for much of ginger's medicinal properties.
According to research, gingerol has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Here is my simple carrot, turnip, ginger soup recipe:
1 lb carrots (peeled)
3 turnips (peeled)
1/2 yellow onion
2 cloves garlic
1-2 inches pealed ginger (depending on how spicy you want your soup to be)
1 teaspoons italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper to taste
Peel and chop your carrots, turnips, onion, garlic and ginger and place in a baking dish. Add seasonings and coat with olive oil (about 1 tablespoon). Mix and bake in oven at 425 degrees for about 45 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool and place in blender. Add enough water to blend ingredients to a smooth consistency. Add water as needed until you achieve your desired soup consistency. Enjoy!