In case you are searching for a natural alternative remedy for migraine pain, inflammation, diabetes, indigestion, then ginger is the ideal solution for you. This spice belongs to the family of Zingiberaceae. While some people use it as a spice, others just enjoy its incredible health benefits. It can be found growing in China and some other countries in Asia, West Africa and Europe.
Somewhere around 16th century, it was invented the Gingerbread Man by the Queen Elizabeth I of England, who apparently loved ginger. Shakespeare mentioned ginger in his ‘Love’s Labour Lost’, in the following lines: ‘had I but 1 penny in this world thou shouldst have it to buy ginger-bread’.
Ginger is mostly used in the cuisine, but thanks to its soothing effect, it is also used in the treatment of infections and autoimmune illnesses. The root of ginger is rich in gingerol and shogaal that makes it extremely powerful remedy.
Besides shogaal and gingerol, ginger is also rich in 1,8-cineole, acetic acid, alpha-terpinene, alpha-terpineol, ascorbic acid, arginine, beta-bisolene, beta-carotene, caffeic acid, boron, camphor, chlorogenic acid, capsaicin, curcumene, zingiberene, resins, fats, and proteins.
At the same time, it consists of:
90% of Vitamin E
42% of Vitamin B6
26% of Niacin
12% of Vitamin C
13% of Manganese
64% of Iron
55% of Selenium
46% of Magnesium
Ginger was proved to be efficient in treatment of certain cancer types. Ginger treats fatigue, reduces inflammation, and relieves muscle pain. If consumed as a supplement on a daily basis, it prevents painful menstruation, migraine, hypertension, and liver damage.
Ginger improves digestion, treats diarrhea, reduces flatulence, strengthens bones, detoxifies body, offers aphrodisiac power, relieves nausea, and stimulates blood circulation. It can be used as a natural remedy for intestinal worms and vertigo.
To prepare this remedy, you will need 2 tbsp. of lemon juice, 1 fresh ginger, 2 tbsp. of raw honey, and 8 oz of water. Boil the ginger and then strain the liquid. Leave it to cool down and your ginger tea is ready. Add the honey in order to sweet it and then add in the lemon juice.
Chop one ginger and a cup of hot water. Let it steep and then strain it. Enjoy your tea. This tea will deal with acid reflux.
Boil one fresh ginger, strain the liquid, and then add in one tea bag and a cinnamon. Sweeten with honey.
Sore throat and cough
Put one ginger in 8 oz of water to boil. After that, strain the liquid and let it cool. Add in 1/8 tsp. of ground black pepper, 1 tbsp. of honey, and a lemon wedge.
All you need is 3 grams of ginger on daily basis to relieve your pain.
Treat chills during an illness
In 4 cups of water, add 10 thin slices of fresh ginger and boil it. Then, strain the liquid and add in orange juice, lemon juice, and ½ cup of honey. To improve perspiration, increase temperature, treat fever, and reduce congestion, drink a couple of cups of this healing remedy.
Ginger tea contracts the uterus and that’s why it’s recommended for women after giving birth, since it stops the bleeding.
Bear in mind that ginger is a blood thinner, therefore be careful when you use it, especially if you take blood thinning drugs. Ginger is not recommended for consumption to pregnant women, since it stimulates the uterus.
Despite the experts who agree that ginger is not the optimal choice for pregnant women, ginger cannot do any harm to the baby or mother if it’s used in moderation. A dose of a ¾ tsp. might be used 3 times on a daily basis. According to scientists, 3 tbsp. of ginger can’t stimulate contractions in the uterus. If used in excessive quantities, ginger can upset the gastro-intestinal tract.