5 Healing Properties of Ginger

Ginger has been used since the sixteenth century as a remedy for nausea and vomiting caused by illness and seasickness, but there are 5 other healing properties of Ginger that you may not know about. 1) It reduces inflammation.  This makes it very useful in managing arthritis, cramps and headaches 2) It inhibits rhinovirus, which is the leading cause of the common cold 3) It also inhibits salmonella, which can cause diarrhea and vomiting 4) It reduces gas and stomach pains 5) It can prevent stomach ulcers caused by NSAID drugs such as advil, asprin, and Aleve. You can take ginger in many forms including as an additive in juices, teas, and water.

Ginger Tea Recipe

Ingredients
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2-inch piece of fresh ginger root
  • optional: honey and lemon slice
Method
  • Peel the ginger root and slice it into thin slices.
  • Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Once it is boiling, add the ginger. Cover it and reduce to a simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Strain the tea. Add honey and lemon to taste.Note: Keep in mind that if you are making ginger tea as a home remedy during cold and flu season, sweeteners are typically not recommended.
Tea recipe from: http://altmedicine.about.com/cs/3/a/Ginger_Tea.htm

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