Sometimes, the wisdom of old folk medicine are proven right.
Especially now when we worry about the state of our health on a regular basis, we gravitate towards remedies that have been tried and tested by generations before us.
Aside from its use as an ingredient in many tasty Pinoy dishes, ginger (or luya in Filipino) has been known to have powerful medicinal qualities which include:
- Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects
- Treatment against nausea, especially morning sickness
- Supporting weight loss
- Reduction of pain from osteoarthritis
- Lowering of blood sugars and cholesterol levels as well as improvement risk factors of heart disease
- Promotion of gut health and chronic indigestion
- Reduction of menstrual pain
- Lowering the risk of infections
Ginger may also serve as an alternative treatment for some forms of cancer, as well as help in improving brain function and protecting against Alzheimer’s disease.
To take advantage of ginger‘s myriad health benefits, our forbears regularly consume salabat, the traditional ginger-based Filipino tea.
While our ancestors had to brew their go-to medicinal beverage the old fashioned way – boiling, slicing, boiling and straining ginger in water for minutes – we can save some time and effort with a sachet of Sanlo Premium Instant Salabat.
This ginger brew is made from the finest native ginger grown and harvested organically on the slopes of the mystical Banahaw. Upon harvesting, each ginger is meticulously selected, washed and sundried resulting in a cup of salabat that’s refreshing and irresistible flavor, as well as filled with health benefits.
Sanlo Premium Instant Salabat is produced by Prominex Ventures, Inc., which sources organically grown ginger from a rural cooperative composed of women and farmers, thereby promoting economic growth in the countryside.
Its Halal-certified product variants include:
Sanlo Premium Instant Salabat Original (10 sachets per box, 7.5g per sachet). Ginger brew flavored with just enough sweetness to suit everyone’s taste.
Sanlo Premium Instant Salabat Turmeric (10 sachets per box, 7.5g per sachet). The same premium quality ginger brew flavored with turmeric for a unique taste.
Other variants include Honey, Oregano and Malunggay.
To brew your own cup of salabat, empty the contents of a sachet into a cup with 150ml (2/3 cup) of water, then gently stir until the mix is fully dissolved. Enjoy your salabat hot or iced.
Sanlo’s invigorating and flavorful brew is great as a morning pick-me-up.
When I get nauseous or experience period cramps, it also provides some relief, so I can gamely get on with my day.
During this season of feasting, a cup after a meal can also help with digestion.
With this amazing ginger brew in our pantry, health and comfort during this holiday season and beyond is never more than a few seconds away.
Disclosure: Product samples were provided to facilitate this feature.