Ginger, or Zingiber officinale, is part of the family Zingiberaceae. This plant was already mentioned in Chinese writings and ancient texts from India, more than 3000 years ago. It is one of the first spices to be imported into the Mediterranean basin through the Red Sea. The Egyptians used it for the process of mummification, while the Romans and Greeks used it for cooking.
Its consumption is particularly required to treat various conditions thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and aphrodisiac properties.
Natural cures with ginger
Indeed, ginger stimulates blood circulation, improves digestion, treats infections, acts as a detoxifier for the body and allows to treat:
To relieve indigestion, caused by excessive consumption of certain foods and products or by a state of stress and nervousness, you simply need to prepare a tea by mixing with your hot water: 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, one half teaspoon ginger powder and a little honey. Ginger improves digestion thanks to its antispasmodic properties. It also relieves abdominal cramps, bloating and flatulence.
Gastric reflux is caused by the rise of acidic content from the stomach to the esophagus. To relieve them quickly, prepare a ginger infusion and consume it until your symptoms improve by not exceeding the recommended dose of 2g of dried ginger per day.
Menstrual cramps and nausea
During menstrual cramps, consumption of ginger is recommended. As an infusion, herbal tea or simply diluted in a little boiling water, the grated ginger root relaxes the muscles and relaxes the abdomen. In addition, a study conducted by the University of Chiang Mai in Thailand highlighted the usefulness of ginger for relieving morning sickness and vomiting during pregnancy. However, pregnant women should consult their doctor before using it.
Sore throat and cough
Ginger is an ideal natural remedy for sore throats and coughs thanks to its anti-inflammatory, expectorant and antiviral properties. To take advantage of this famous remedy, mix three thin slices of ginger root with boiling water as well as lemon juice and honey. Consume this preparation once lukewarm.
Because of its effect on the blood circulation and its anti-inflammatory properties, ginger is recommended to relieve the pain related to arthritis. Eat a ginger infusion daily by infusing a few pieces of grated ginger root into hot water. You can also apply a compress soaked in ginger essential oil and sweet almond oil.
As a sign that the immune system fights a condition, fever can be reduced by ginger because of its antibacterial and antiviral properties and its sweating action. Just mix some mint leaves and a small piece of ginger with boiling water. Use this infusion to promote sweating and eliminate toxins faster.
With its analgesic and anti-inflammatory compounds, ginger calms and treats the pain associated with migraines. To enjoy its virtues, mix half a teaspoon of dried ginger with 150 ml of hot water and add a little honey.
The dental pains
Usually caused by cavities, dental pain is particularly difficult to bear. To relieve them, use dried ginger by mixing it with a little water to obtain a paste. Dip a piece of cotton in the dough, wring it out and apply it on the tooth that makes you suffer. However, take care not to put on the gum to avoid damaging or burning it.
Ginger is not recommended for stunted people, people suffering from blood diseases and obstruction of the bile ducts.