Ginger has been used in China for over 2000 years to help digestion, teat diarrhoea, nausea and stomach upsets.
A simple way to keep the blood flowing smoothly through-out your body, is easy. Just pop by your local grocery store and get some ginger root.
Yes, Ginger root.
Here is 3 ways you can use Ginger :
1. Ginger and Herb Rice
Chop ginger, green chilies, garlic and fresh cilantro leaves finely and ready to be added to your cooked basmati rice. The smell of it is define, and will drive your senses crazy.
2. Ginger in your Juice
In your juicer, add the following : Carrots, apples, and a little lemon juice. And then obviously your grated ginger. Tastes yummy, and so good for you!
3. Gingery Dessert
Just add a little grated ginger, and it will wake up the flavour to any dessert you fancy!
Let’s discuss some amazing benefits of ginger. You will be amazed, as I was.
– Eat some fresh ginger just before you take you lunch break, when you aren’t feeling hungry. This will spice up the appetite, and also help with your digestive juices.
– Ginger improves the assimilation and absorption of essential nutrients in the body.
– Do you want to get rid of that pesky sinuses. Ginger helps to clear the ‘micro-circulatory channels’ of the body and also those sinuses that tend to flare up from time to time.
– When you feeling airsick or nauseous, just chew on some ginger, tossed in a little bit of honey. You will feel better than new.
– Can’t stop the farting ? Guess what ? Ginger helps reduces the passing wind. No more embarrassing memories.
– Munch on some ginger, when you have cramps followed by moaning and groaning.
– With the anti-inflammatory properties ginger has, can bring relief to under joint pain. You can float some ginger essential oil in your bath to help aching muscles and joints. It reduces exercise-induced muscle pain up to 25%.
– Chew some ginger, before an operation , to overcome nausea.
– When you have throat and nose congestion, drink ginger tea.
– Bedroom blues ? Try adding a gingery punch to a bowl of soup. (Psst… the Ayurvedic text credit ginger with aphrodisiac properties)
– Ginger reduces the inflammation markers in the colon within a month.
– Alongside anti-vomiting medications, ginger supplements can reduce chemotherapy-induced nausea symptoms up to 40%.
University of Michigan Medical School
Journal “Cancer Prevention Research”
Journal “The Journal of Pain”
You should not take ginger if you suffer from a bleeding disorder or take blood-thinning medications (such as warfarin or aspirin).
Side effects of consuming ginger are rare, but may include:
- Stomach upset
- Mouth irritation