ginger tea on old wooden background

The irregular shape of ginger can make it somewhat difficult to peel and prepare yourself for eating but you’ll have a number of benefits by taking the time to incorporate it in your normal diet. Ginger could be quite beneficial to your health both long and short term on several fronts. There does appear to be a tiny grey area here; is ginger a vegetable or a spice? I’m not sure but for the sake of argument I will refer to it as create – at least that’s where I find it in my favourite market; it’s near the produce section.

Digestive Help

One thing that’s certain about ginger is that it has several positive effects on the digestive tract. It will help your body assimilate and absorb micro nutrients. Ginger can aid in preventing circulatory channels; it is particularly great for throat and sinus congestion.

If you’re not eating as much food as you know you need to; attempt a bit of ginger a couple of hours before meal time to get the digestive juices flowing and to help work up an appetite. For countless years ginger has been used in folk medicine to treat and help prevent colds and influenza. You may take ginger post surgery to help alleviate nausea. Are you bothered by air or motion sickness? You could take some ginger for relief. It may also very be useful anytime even for those who have a mild case of food poisoning. Many women use it to relieve cramps and other symptoms during their menstrual cycle. An extremely irritating problem we’ve had from time to time is flatulence. If your life is a gas you may prefer to take a little bit of ginger on regular bases to alleviate this annoying issue. Your friends will thank you for not visiting your issues on them. Truly anytime you’ve got an upset stomach or any form of digestive tract problem, like cramps you might choose to eat some ginger for a noninvasive pain reliever.

Ginger has Warming Properties

If you like; it might be a smart choice to have a thermal container filled with ginger tea up the ski mountain with you. The tea could definitely be a much better choice than to drink the conventional hot rum toddy; considerably better than any alcohol for that matter. I also believe the tea would also be a step up from drinking hot coffee or hot chocolate to warm your body. Ginger oil can be set in a warm tub to sooth aching muscles and joints after prolonged heavy physical exertion.

Researchers are finding out that ginger might not be just a lightweight for pain and distress relieve; also these scientists are discovering it can be utilised as a treatment as well as a potential cure for diseases which are preventing people from enjoying a productive life. Try ginger for migraine relief, it’s an ability to prevent prostaglandins from inflaming the blood vessels; the cause of the pain. Ginger has been tested as an aid in reducing diabetic nephropathy or in layman’s terms; kidney damage due to the diabetes.

New Research

Ginger or its derivatives are being tested as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis; the most frequent form of the disease; it usually impacts the old but sometimes younger people and other animals also. This type is hereditary and frequently begins with rigid joints in fingers and feet from a young age and gradually progresses to disfiguring or twisting in the joints of fingers and feet in more advanced stages accompanied by intense pain; it becomes progressively more severe as we age. The other key form of the disease, Osteoarthritis is caused in the overuse; it generally affects the principal joints and can also be accompanied by pain; frequently sever pain with some swelling. This other big type of arthritis is also being treated with ginger.

Cancer is a disease with many faces; it comes in several forms that affect many parts of the body in various ways. Both prostate cancer and colon cancer are being treated with ginger. Ginger is also reputed as being a preventative medication for colon cancer in both genders.

Other Tips

I wanted to save my favourite use for ginger for last. If you’re feeling romantic why not offer your partner a cup of ginger tea; it might help get things going for you and it won’t be accompanied by the loss of motor abilities which other mild aphrodisiacs such as alcohol trigger.

A couple of my favorite ways to use ginger are:

      • grated and sprinkled generously in my freezer cherry pie topped with a crumble crust
      • grated and added to a stew. I also make a blender hot sauce with hot chilies, tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, ginger and garlic

The sauce taste varies somewhat every time since I use what I have available but it’s always loaded with chilies and ginger. In addition, I love ginger candy; it isn’t as sweet as the majority of the items on traditional candy counters but it’s sweet enough and it has a bite to it.