Traditional holistic practitioners often use ginger to treat ailments ranging from nausea to arthritis pain. Widely known for its ability to reduce nausea and vomiting, ginger has many more uses than one may think. In China, ginger has been used for over 2,000 years to help treat nausea, stomach problems, arthritis and heart conditions.
It also helps reduce chronic inflammation, pain and migraines. Ginger has been shown to help treat ulcers, gout and diabetes complications. Gingerol and shogaol, two compounds found in ginger, are found to be the active compounds responsible for ginger’s many health benefits.
Ginger Ale Recipe for Pain: Reduce chronic inflammation, pain and migraines.
Ginger is rich potassium, so important for heart function, and in manganese, a mineral that builds resistance to disease and protects the lining of the heart and circulatory system. Ginger contains silicon which is responsible for healthy skin, hair, teeth and nails. It contains Vitamins A, C, E, and the B complex, along with magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, iron, zinc, calcium, and beta-carotene.
Ginger reduces pain and inflammation
Ginger has been shown to ease muscle pain, as well as back pain. In addition, it has been shown to reduce inflammation. Women have been able to find relief from menstrual pain. Relief from the pain of migraines has also been experienced.(
Many studies have shown that ginger appears to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Modern scientific research has revealed that ginger is able to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds, and direct anti-inflammatory effects.
Ginger helps relieve nausea, and indigestion
Using ginger to help relieve the symptoms of nausea has been popular for thousands of years. Ginger is widely known for its ability to help with indigestion, and nausea rivals that of many antacids and antihistamines. (source)
Helps relieve cold and flu symptoms
Ginger acts as a antihistamine as well as a decongestant. When treating a cough or cold with ginger, just combine it with tamarind leaves and brew it in hot water, crush and mix it with honey.
Ginger Ale Recipe for Pain
- 1 cup peeled, finely chopped ginger
- 2 cups purified water
- raw honey to taste (here)
- sparkling water
- 1 lime, juiced
- Lime wedges for garnish
1 Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add ginger. Reduce heat to medium low and let ginger sit in the simmering water for 5 minutes
2. Remove it from heat and strain it out through a kitchen strainer.
3. To serve, combine 1 part ginger syrup to 3 parts sparkling water and serve over ice. Sweeten to taste with raw honey (or raw stevia) and some lime juice. Enjoy!
Article originally posted on Livingtraditionally.com re-posted with permission.