Ginger Root is one of the healthiest foods in the world. It has been used throughout history as a remedy against a diversity of bodily ailments and conditions. Ginger’s naturally abundant healing properties make it an excellent substitute for several over-the-counter drugs that are in use today.
Ginger, known by its fragrant spicy flesh, is most often used for cooking Asian recipes. However, there are other ways to get the benefits of this powerful root, without having to go to the trouble of making a stir fry. Homemade ginger tea is an easier and more accessible approach to extracting the root’s medicinal properties.
Here is a simple recipe:
Break off one small piece of ginger and peel it. Slice it into several pieces and place them in a small pot. Add one cup of water and bring to a boil. Boil the ginger for 20 minutes. When it is done, carefully pour the liquid into a mug, and remove any pieces of ginger. You can drink the tea immediately as is, or you can add the juice of half a lemon and a teaspoon of honey for added flavor.Ginger tea can be used as a home remedy for many sicknesses. Here are few examples:
- Ginger relieves nausea and heartburn. Whether these uncomfortable sensations come from car or sea sickness, pregnancy, or indigestion, ginger is very effective at diminishing symptoms. It can also prevent vomiting for after surgery and for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.