People use ginger as a spice for centuries and it is also traditional remedy in treating a variety of diseases. It originates from Asia and it is now grown all around the world. This spicy and fragrant root contains protein, essential oils, iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, manganese, folic acid, vitamin C and vitamin B6, gingerole and zinger one.
Ginger is a good antioxidant, antiseptic, analgesic, anticoagulant and its healing properties are proven in so many scientific researches. Traditional medicine recommends ginger as a remedy for inflammation, colds, cough and swelling. It is also useful in regulation of appetite, improving circulation and for weight loss.
Oriental medicine recommends ginger for joints and rheumatism. It has analgesic benefits and is used for treating pain caused by kidney stones, toothaches and headaches. Chinese medicine recommends use of ginger with other medicinal plants because it has the ability to increase the effects of those plants. It is important to note that there is difference between fresh and dried ginger. According to oriental medicine fresh ginger root is good to warm up the body, sweating and extracting harmful substances from the body and dry ginger can treat cough, rheumatism and stomach conditions.
Thanks to vitamin B6, ginger can save you from morning sickness during pregnancy.
Ginger tea is very useful natural cure for heartburn, menstrual pain, headaches and migraines.
GINGER AND LEMON AGAINST MIGRAINE
People that suffer from migraines need to try this recipe for ginger tea with lemon. It can soothe the pain and prevent new attacks. The tea can also prevent the pulsating type of headache and can suppress nausea that usually goes along with migraine. To prepare the tea add 1 teaspoon of ginger powder to a cup (250ml) of boiling water. mix it all and let it cool down a little. Then add a juice of half lemon and drink it slowly in sips. Drink this tea 3-4 times a day for a few days. It will also be useful if you drink it when you are not feeling the symptoms of migraine. That way you will protect and prolong possible attacks of migraine.
Ginger tea to heat you up
Tea prepared from fresh ginger root can warm up the body and bring you back the natural heat especially after prolonged exposure to cold or fever and similar conditions.
To prepare it cut a small piece of ginger and add it in a cup (250ml) of boiling water. Boil for a while and then strain it and drink the tea while is hot.
Ginger is rich in magnesium and vitamin C and is a good natural remedy for relaxation. You c an add 2-3 tablespoons of ginger powder in your bath and it will relax the nervous system, reduce stress hormone levels and eliminate fatigue while the pleasant fragrance will refresh your mind and soul.
NOTE: DON’T EAT GINGER ON EMPTY STOMACH AND DON’T APPLY IT ON DAMAGED AND SENSITIVE SKIN. DON’T GIVE IT IN BIG DOSES TO KIDS YOUNGER THAN SIX YEARS. IF PREGNANT TALK TO THE DOCTOR BEFORE USE!