Monday, December 7, 2009

Benefits of Ginger Root

For motion sickness, upset stomachs, colds or headaches, steep about a teaspoon of chopped fresh ginger in a cup of boiling water to make a tea. Sip this tea before taking a trip to avoid motion sickness or during or after the journey to calm a queasy stomach.

If you have athlete’s foot, cool this tea and soak your feet in it. It’s anti-fungal property will ease the burn and itch.

Ginger tea is also said to reduce excessive perspiration, act as an aphrodisiac, and freshen one’s breath. Not bad for the stem of a plant that grows underground.

As a mood enhancer, ginger’s cineole content may help contribute to stress relief. So sipping a cold glass of ginger ale after a hard day at the office might be just what the doctor ordered. Just make sure the ginger ale you drink is made with real ginger. Some of today’s sodas are artificially flavored and will do nothing for you like ginger can.

It’s not surprising that ginger has been used for so many years as a homeopathic remedy in different civilizations. Many current medicines--from aspirin to quinine--were also developed from plant-based compounds and chemicals.



Sacrifice4Allah said...

I ALWAYS use ginger boiled in water topped up with some hiney and lemon whenever I have a sore throat or a cold. Alhamdulilah for this wonderful root!

Rene´s Bare Essentials said...

I´ve been using ginger root a lot lately to fight nausea and its helped so much! Your right, using it in tea works wonderfully when you have a sore throat or cold! I also love ginger thai dishes! so tasty

Sacrifice4Allah said...

I made a mistake in my previous comment. It was supposed to read 'honey' not 'hiney'! Ginger certainly helps with nausea. Wait a minute-will you be making an announcement soon? :-)

Rene´s Bare Essentials said...

Oops i also made a mistake i meant water not tea! =)
As for my announcement I havent posted anything yet but yes I am expecting =)

Sacrifice4Allah said...

Awww MashaAllah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for you :-) May Allah bless you with a healthy child and protect you and make this pregnancy easy for you!Ameen :-)

Rene´s Bare Essentials said...

Jazak Allah khairan for your kind words and well wishes! =)