Ginger is a plant often used by experts in the field of traditional holism. They use it as a remedy for various conditions and diseases, from simple stomach aches to arthritis pain.
Although this plant is used around the world as a traditional remedy in cases of vomiting and nausea, the truth is that the benefits ginger brings are numerous.
For example, ginger is used in China for more than two millenniums and besides nausea and stomach aches, people used it for heart conditions and arthritis pain too.
There were cases in which ginger helped people suffering from certain types of diabetes, gout and ulcers. Although ginger contains many different compounds there are two of them that bring almost all the health benefits – shogaol and gingerol.
Ginger contains large amounts of potassium (mineral that regulates the work of our heart) and manganese (mineral that improves the immune system and keeps the circulatory system and heart protected).
It also contains silicon, a mineral and essential nutrient that can improve the health of the skin, teeth, nails and hair too. Finally, ginger is rich in many vitamins – A, C, E and B complex as well as magnesium, iron, calcium, beta-carotene, zinc, sodium etc.
Ginger Reduces Inflammation and Pain.
It has been proven that ginger can relieve back pain and muscle pain too. It was also confirmed that ginger, thanks to the compounds found it, reduces inflammation. Women find ginger especially useful because it reduces menstrual pain. People suffering from migraines can definitely rely on ginger because it relieves this annoying pain too.
The results from many scientific studies have proven that ginger has strong analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. One of the latest studies showed that this plant could slow down or even prevent the creation of inflammatory compounds in the body.
Ginger helps in cases of nausea and indigestion.
The use of ginger in cases of nausea is something that is practiced for centuries all over the world. The same goes for cases of indigestion and this plant has provided much better results than many antihistamines and antacids.
Ginger helps relieve flu and cold symptoms.
Since ginger acts as both decongestant and antihistamine, this plant can be very helpful in situations where people notice the first symptoms of cold or flu. The best way to use ginger for cold or cough treatment is to make a combination with tamarind leaves and put this mixture in hot water. You should also add some stevia (or honey) too.
Ginger Ale Recipe for Pain
- One cup of finely chopped and peeled ginger
- Two cups of purified water
- Sparkling water
- Raw stevia (or raw honey) – to give a flavor
- One juiced lime
- Lime wedges for decoration
- Boil two cups of water. Add ginger in the water and reduce the heat to low and leave the ginger in the water for about five minutes.
- Remove the solution from the heat and use a kitchen strainer to strain it.
- Before using it, make a combination of ginger syrup and sparkling water (1:3 ratio) and serve over ice. Use raw stevia (or raw honey) to make this mixture sweeter and add lime juice too.