If you’ve ever been pregnant, you’ve probably heard that ginger is one of the most typically prescribed all-natural remedies to morning sickness. Since we’ve never been pregnant in this house, we just know that ginger helps alleviate ALL types of gastrointestinal issues in a quick, effective manner. Its anti-nausea effects can be felt not only while pregnant, but also if you’re experiencing motion sickness, seasickness, or simply general stomach discomfort.
In fact, ginger’s powerful root has been used in herbal medicine for centuries. In addition to helping out your bellies, ginger is also widely used as an anti-inflammatory. The effects ginger has on those suffering from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are so immense that a variety of studies have shown the majority of patients suffering from pain and discomfort experienced relief from ginger consumption.
Clearly, this potent little spice is no joke. Of course, as is always the Mayernik way, we encourage you to buy fresh, organic ginger. You can store this in a glass container in your ‘fridge and simply peel it whenever you need it. Once peeled – a simple paring knife or veggie peeler will do – the ginger can be sliced, minced, grated or julienned and added to some of your favorite dishes. The longer you cook it, the milder the flavor will be, but, of course, the jarred, dried version will always be much more potent than the fresh.
You can spice up a variety of your favorite side dishes with ginger’s tasty addition. Aside from cooking with ginger, though, adding a bit of ginger to your beverages is one of the best ways to consume it daily. You can have some ginger tea or even make some ginger lemonade. If you can’t make your own ginger tea, check out the Traditional Medicine brand we enjoy: http://www.traditionalmedicinals.com/products/ginger-aid/
Happy healing, everyone!