Ginger has been known to bless mankind’s health for thousands of years in the following ways for:
I. Stomach Issues:
Ginger has been known as a powerful digestive aid for thousands of years. Ginger contains chemicals which work in our stomachs and intestines to relax our intestinal tract and relieve nausea. Ginger can be useful for calming nearly any GI issue, from vomiting to diarrhea. For its stomach-soothing properties try sipping on a ginger-infused tea, chewing on a thin slice of fresh ginger, or drinking some good old fashioned ginger ale.
II. Burns and Sunburns:
Ginger can be used internally and externally. Ever had a stinging sunburn? The freshly squeezed juice of the ginger plant can work to help ease the burn and help skin heal quicker. The same goes for accidental burns from cooking.
III. Sore Throat and Heartburn:
Ginger is wonderful on its own, but when you combine it with raw honey, it’s an almost unbeatable natural remedy for throat pain and heartburn. The cool, soothing honey can feel so good coating your sore throat.
Try this easy tea to bring relief: boil a few cups of water on the stove. For each cup of water, add a slice of fresh ginger while boiling. Let the liquid boil for a few minutes, then transfer it to a mug. As it cools, mix in one to two teaspoons of honey—raw and natural is best. If you would like, you can add a little lemon juice for extra flavor. The tea not only tastes great, but will soothe your aching throat in a hurry.
IV. Motion Sickness:
Ginger’s effectiveness for relieving motion sickness has been proven as a fact. It has been proven to be just as good or better than the much used drug Dramamine. Motion sickness comes from some kind of interaction between the stomach and the brain. Scientists don’t exactly know what it is about ginger that helps motion sickness, but they think it works on both the stomach and the brain to bring relief.
If you are going on a trip by boat, plane or car, try taking two to three ginger capsules about 30 minutes before you start your trip. Take two or three more capsules every few hours while you’re in motion.
V. Arthritis and Inflammation:
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have natural help to ease headaches and backaches? Well, ginger might be just the thing to relieve your minor aches and pains. Ginger has some natural properties that hinder the formation of inflammatory compounds. This action is like the effects of store-bought anti-inflammatories, such as aspirin or ibuprofen. This means eating or drinking ginger is a wonderful answer for treating all pain caused by inflammation, such as arthritis, headaches and even menstrual cramps.
Ginger helps by slowing the biochemical pathways in the body associated with inflammation, and gently stimulating circulation. This action by ginger reduces pain.
VI. Treating Skin Blemishes and Dark Spots:
Do you have acne problems or uneven skin tone on your face? You’re going to want to hear this. A lot of the redness and blemishes on our skin are caused by inflammation. The sin is actually an organ, as you probably already know. A lot of people get help for their skin troubles by using ginger infused in a mask.
Try this: combine finely grated or powdered ginger with a small amount of raw honey and mix well. Apply as a mask all over your face, and let it sit for about five minutes before rinsing with warm water. Use this mask several times a week for reduced redness and a more even, beautiful skin tone.
VII. Relaxing Bath:
It is so relaxing to have a hot, soothing bath at the end of a long day. Increase your relaxation by adding ginger powder into your warm bath water. Your aching feet will reap the benefits of Ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties will bless your feet, as well as, the rest of your body as it is absorbed through your skin, not only that, your nose will thank you for the soothing, healing fragrance that comes from ginger’s unique scent.
VIII. Detangling and Strengthening Hair:
And just to add to the great blessings of this herb that we have already told you about, here is an added one: Ginger is a natural way to tame your tresses. Just mix a bit of ginger with water in a spray bottle, then spray it on your hair after shampooing and getting out of the shower. The concoction will help you by detangling a thick head of hair and smoothing flyaway’s and split ends.
Ginger is also good for strengthening weak or damaged hair. After spraying ginger water on your hair, massage it into your scalp for several minutes. It has powerful nutrients our hair needs, such as phosphorus, magnesium and potassium, all of which make hair stronger and shinier. I didn’t want you to miss this benefit.
I am sure you can now see that ginger has many benefits. Benefits that are safe and natural and easily used as remedies to help ease aches, pains and help with beauty problems. It will last for weeks or longer in the fridge. Perhaps the best part One of its best things is its low cost. You can save a lot of money on not buying over-the-counter products when you begin to use some or all of the benefits of ginger.