This magical spice has been proven effective in many situations, and some scientific studies suggest ginger can help with diabetes complications and treat ulcers.
Two of the main compounds in ginger are gingerol and shogaol, and they are responsible for most of its health benefits. Additionally, ginger is rich in minerals such as potassium for improved heart function, manganese for resistance building, silicon for healthy teeth, skin and hair, and vitamins A, B complex, C, and E. Ginger is also a source of small amounts of magnesium, zinc, calcium, sodium and iron.
Some of the conditions that ginger helps with are chronic pain and inflammation, especially back and muscle pain. Women also found that ginger helps them with menstrual pain relief. Migraine pain is another area where ginger can help, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
The spice also promotes healthy digestion and relieves nausea. Cold and flu symptoms go away in a matter of minutes with ginger drinks. Now, for the pain relief, here is the recipe.
- 1 cup of peeled, ground ginger root
- 2 cups of purified water
- 1 lime
- 1 teaspoon of raw honey
- Sparking water
- Boil the purified water and then add ginger. Once you add the spice, reduce the heat to low to medium and continue cooking for five more minutes. Next, remove the boiling water and ginger from heat and strain it.
- Combine one part of the ginger syrup with three parts of sparking water. Add one teaspoon of raw honey and lime juice for taste.