WHAT IS IT? A rhizome – a stem that grows underground WHERE IS IT FOUND?
BEST FOR: Boosting digestion.
‘Ginger is a sialagogue herb, which means it makes you salivate, helping you to break down food in this first stage of digestion, which is often missed when you’re eating on the go,’ says Landon.
And that’s not all this lovely little root is good for. One study* found that ginger extract boosts attention span and cognitive function, making it a potential brain tonic, too.
HOW TO TAKE IT: Blitz in a smoothie: juice three apples, two sticks of celery, some parsley and a thumbsized piece of ginger.