Ginger has been used as a medicine in Asian, Indian, and Arabic herbal traditions since ancient times. In China, for example, ginger has been used to aid digestion and treat stomach upset, diarrhea, and nausea for more than 2,000 years. Since ancient times, ginger has also been used to help treat arthritis, colic, diarrhea, and heart conditions.
Ginger Root is considered one of the top 10 herbs by Master Herbalists. That little root that you can buy in almost any grocery store has many uses and has great power to heal.
Nausea, Morning Sickness and Motion Sickness
I have used ginger numerous times for nausea when I had cancer. As the toxins left my body I would take ginger to alleviate any dizziness or nausea. I usually just cut a piece of ginger root about the size of my thumb and chew out the juice and swallow it then throw out the pulp. Many times I would mince up the ginger with a knife and make a tea with a small amount of honey, delicious! Do not use ginger candy it is weak for this purpose.
Other Natural Uses for Ginger
Aspirin has been currently lauded for its blood thinning properties but aspirin has side effects such as causing stomach and intestinal ulcers. Aspirin and the other similar over counter drugs are responsible for the deaths of over 7000 Americans each year. Ginger thins the blood and lowers blood cholesterol. It is known to work to reduce fevers. It can be used to relieve vomiting and to soothe the stomach and spleen in the process. Ginger can help to relieve headaches, and aches and pains caused by poisons because of its ability to detoxify. Ginger Root is a helpful herb for the respiratory system.
Ginger Root is very good at stopping intestinal gas. Ginger Root lowers serum cholesterol levels. Ginger Root can kill vaginal trichomonads, (parasitic protozoan) which inhabit the vagina and urethra of women, if used as a douche.
An easy and effective way to use Ginger Root is to cut off about a ' inch slice, mince it, put into a cup add boiling water, let steep for three minutes and drink it as a tea.
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Combine in a blender with 1/3 unfiltered apple cider vinegar, 2/3 grain alcohol. Put the blender on high and turn the mixture into a smoothie. Use some right away if you need to; place the rest into canning jars, keep in cool dark place, shake once a day.