Relieve your cold, nausea and digestive problems
Here's how to starve colds, help relieve digestive problems and relief other aliments such as nausea during cancer treatment
Depending on the season we are more susceptible to coughs and colds. One way to starve them off is by including ginger into your diet. I recommend taking a small piece of fresh ginger no bigger than a third of your little finger and placing into your juice each morning. Of course, ginger comes in different forms such as powder or oil, so what I do some days is place some ginger powder in my porridge. I will also make a ginger tea. I will cut a nice piece of fresh ginger and put it to boil with some garlic and a couple of sticks of sweet cinnamon. I may sweeten with some honey. In the winter time I will sometimes take out the garlic and replace it with cloves and sweeten with molasses. This helps to keep colds at bay.
Ginger has many medicinal benefits that can help you with a variety of symptoms. Here are at least 9 others aliments it will help you with.
1. Relief of nausea
Having raw ginger or drinking the ginger tea that I recommended above or just boiling some ginger by itself can help to reduce nausea. This is especially good for those people who are going through cancer treatments, ginger can help to relieve the feeling of nausea. When pregnant that queasiness and morning sickness can be relieved by drinking some ginger tea.
2. Digestive Issues
A study found that people that took some ginger before meals, reduced their indigestion by 50%. It was said that the phenolic compounds in the ginger help to relieve irritation in the gastrointestinal tract.
I have suffered for many years with Fibromyalgia and reducing the inflammation in my body has been crucial to my recovery. I use ginger alongside turmeric to reduce inflammation in my body. People with osteoarthritis who have pain and stiffness in their joints can use ginger to relieve their problems. In a trail of almost 250 people with osteoarthritis in their knees, those who took ginger had less pain and required less pain medication.
4. Muscle Pain
The University of Georgia found that daily ginger supplementation reduced muscle pain by 25%. Researchers also found that ginger is effective at reducing the day-to-day progression of muscle pain.
5. Menstrual Pain
Symptoms can be reduced with the use of ginger during the menstrual cycle.
6. Heart Disease
High blood sugar is a major risk factor for heart disease. Ginger is said to reduce blood sugar. In a recent study involving participants with type 2 diabetes, researchers found that 2 grams of ginger powder each day lowered blood sugar and led to a 10% overall reduction over a period of 12 weeks. With the effects of ginger on blood sugar, your risk of heart disease may be lowered by possibly 10%.
7. Lower Cholesterol
Research shows that ginger can aid in lowering cholesterol levels. A 45-day study involving 85 people with high cholesterol concluded that 3 grams of ginger powder each day caused significant reductions in cholesterol levels.
8. Anti-Cancer properties
A substance in ginger known as 6-gingerol has been studied as an alternative treatment for several types of cancer. One study found that 2 grams of ginger extract each day significantly reduced pro-inflammatory signalling molecules in the colon.
9. Brain Function
Oxadative stress and chronic inflammation are two factors that can accelerate the aging process, and become a key driver of Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related cognitive impairments. Some studies suggest that the antioxidants and bioactive compounds in ginger can inhibit inflammatory responses that occur in the brain. In a study of 60 middle-aged women, ginger extract was shown to improve reaction time and working memory, suggesting that ginger supports brain health in multiple ways.
Remember these are just suggestions and you should always seek the guidance of a qualified medical practitioner.