About Dorset Ginger
The Dorset Ginger Company was formed around 1985 by a local family butcher, Ivor Bishop, whose products were sold locally and at various fairs. In 2007 ownership transferred to Richard and Michelle and the business was relocated to its current premises in Lytchett Matravers. During these years Richard and Michelle added extra flavours to the range and the products were available nationally through a range of outlets supplied by several wholesalers. The products were also sold into Eastern Europe as the Company expanded.
In 2017 the business ownership changed to Nick and Timi, the current owners, and it was incorporated in February 2017.
The Company obtained in 2017 the SALSA accreditation mark for food safety standards. Our membership and certification is here.
Ginger falls into the category of medicinal products, considered one of the most valuable spice in the world. This sweet and aromatic spices, rich in natural oils (especially gingerol) has hidden amazing therapeutic properties.
Ginger has long been known both in traditional and in alternative medicine. Originally ginger was used to address digestive problems and colds.
Studies conducted in the past decade have shown that ginger is as effective or even superior to many synthetic anti-inflammatory drugs because it is devoid of serious side effects.
The main biologically active substance in ginger — gingerol — is responsible for much of the medicinal properties of the product. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is also effective in viral and bacterial infections associated with gum disease such as gingivitis and periodontitis).
Ginger also helps to get rid of feelings of nausea and prevent the gag reflex in patients undergoing chemotherapy, and in patients after surgery.
Studies show that 2 grams of ginger daily for 11 days significantly reduce muscle pain in people who have problems with joints. Ginger slowly but effectively reduces the progression of muscle pain.
Due to its anti-inflammatory effects, ginger is useful for people suffering from pain in the joints. This product reduces pain and returns the mobility. Ginger can also be used for external applications in combination with cinnamon and sesame oil.
Use of ginger significantly reduces blood sugar and improves cardiac function. A study conducted in the year 2015, showed that 2 g of ginger powder per day reduced the level of glucose in the blood by 10-12% over a 12-week period.
Ginger improves brain function, prevents brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease. In the study, which involved 60 middle-aged women, ginger improved cognitive ability and working memory.
Its been proven that ginger prevents various types of cancer. Its anticancer properties due to the rich content of gingerol. Some studies suggest that ginger may be useful in pancreatic cancer, breast and ovarian cancer.