This blog was originally written for The Colorado Hippie by a good friend of mine, Barbara. After a lunch meeting with her over the holidays we got to talking about our latest projects and low and behold, her latest topic on her blog was about the benefits of Ginger. I immediately asked if she would mind sharing her brilliance with the readers of 365 Healthy Choices and she graciously agreed. So, from the excellent source of my dear friend, here is a little look into the many uses for Ginger!
I buy ginger tea in bulk, it is a go to of mine anytime I have indigestion or feel bloated.
Ginger appears to be highly effective against nausea. It has a long history of use as a sea sickness remedy, Ginger may also relieve nausea and vomiting after surgery, and in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, but it may be the most effective when it comes to pregnancy-related nausea, such as morning sickness
Here is a list of all the reasons ginger is commonly used:
1. Stroke and Heart Disease
2. Indigestion and Nausea
4. Compromised Immunity and Respiratory Function
5. Bacterial Infections
6. Fungal Infections
7. Ulcers and GERD
Ways to take ginger…
Raw — You can use raw ginger in smoothies.
Essential Oil — This is the most potent form of ginger because it contains the highest levels of gingerol. This is the No. 1 way ginger can be used as medicine. It can be taken internally to treat health conditions or rubbed topically with a carrier oil on an area of pain. Two to three drops of oil is a typical dose.
Tea — This liquid form of ginger is commonly used to relieve nausea, settle the stomach and relax the body. Have one cup two to three times daily to reduce inflammation.
Powder — Using ground ginger powder for cooking is an excellent way to take advantage of this super spice.
Capsule – It can be taken in supplement form as a capsule with the recommended dose of 1,000 milligrams daily.