In traditional holistic medicine ginger is often used in the treatment of different health conditions, ranging from nausea to pain. Ginger has the power to reduce nausea and vomiting, but that’s not all.
The list of its benefits seems to be never-ending. For more than 2,000 years, Chinese have used ginger to treat nausea, stomach problems, arthritis, and heart diseases and disorders.
Ginger has the ability to reduce chronic inflammation, pain and migraine. It is also beneficial in the treatment of ulcer, gout and diabetes complications. Ginger contains gingerol and shogaol, and these active compounds give its healing power.
Ginger Ale Recipe: Reduce Chronic Inflammation, Body Pains and Migraines
Ginger is high in potassium, which is important for proper heart function, and manganese, a mineral that increases the resistance to different diseases, and strengthens the lining of the heart and circulatory system. Ginger is rich in silicon, which contributes to healthy skin, hair, teeth and nails. It contains vitamins A, C, E, B complex, and minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, iron, zinc, calcium, and beta-carotene.
Ginger Relieves Pain and Inflammation
Studies have shown that ginger has the power to reduce muscle pain, and back pain. It is also known to reduce inflammations and migraine. It is especially beneficial for women, as it relieves menstrual pain.
Scientists have confirmed that ginger has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, and modern scientific studies have shown that ginger can inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds and anti-inflammatory properties.
Ginger Relieves Nausea and indigestion
Ginger has been used in the treatment of nausea for thousands of years. It is widely used because it is more efficient in treating indigestion and nausea, when compared to many antacids and antihistamines.
Ginger Relieves Cold and Flu Symptoms
It has the same effect as many antihistamines and decongestants. The combination of ginger and tamarind leaves is excellent for colds and coughing. Just brew some ginger and tamarind leaves in hot water, crush and add some honey.
Ginger Ale Recipe
- 1 cup peeled, finely chopped ginger
- 2 cups purified water
- raw honey to taste
- sparkling water
- 1 lemon, juiced
- Lime wedges (for garnish)
Boil 2 cups of water, and add the ginger. Reduce the heat to medium low, and let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes.
Take it off the heat and strain.
When serving, use 1 part of ginger syrup and 3 parts of sparkling water. Serve it on the rocks. Sweeten to taste, using raw honey, or stevia, and add some lime juice. Enjoy this drink!
Source: Living Traditionally
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