Benefits of Ginger

I often had problems in my stomach before like bloating, burning, nausea, pressure in the upper abdomen, excessive burping due to gas, and cramps. Those painful experience took me 1 month before I went to the doctor and undergo endoscopy. My doctor found out that I had gastritis and some bad bacteria so he prescribe me antacids, inhibitor and antibacterial tablets and had to avoid certain foods like fatty acids, milk, and acidic foods for a month. Eight days after taking the tablets and avoiding those foods I feel much better and taking a zip of boiled ginger once a while feels much more better this because ginger has its natural medicinal benefits.

Ginger can treat.

1. Intestinal disorders and slow digestion.

2. Relieves dyspepsia.

3. Abdominal gas pains.

4. Relieves rheumatic pains and muscle pains.

5. Nausea

6. Vomiting

7. Intestinal Worms.

8. Cough

9. Fever

10. Cold

11. Sore throat

We filipinos call Ginger as Luyang Dilaw and for so long we used it to treat from those symptoms. For my personal experience it really does provide relief.

Preparations:

1. Peel off the skin and slice it in pieces then pour boiled water and drink.

2. For sore throat and tooth ache, remove the skin and chew small portions.

3. For rheumatism and muscle pains, pound the root and apply to painful areas.

Caution: Ginger may have side effects for taking too much of it so take it moderately.

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Maddie Ruud 8 years ago from Oakland, CA

Ginger is great for the digestion. I remember my mother giving me gingerbeer whenever I had the stomach flu as a child. Now, as a trained aromatherapist, I just use the essential oil! Orange and peppermint are also worth noting for their anti-nausea properties.


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babybrownfox 8 years ago Author

Thanks Maddie for sharing your experience and right oranges and peppermint works also for nausea.


Mabel Birungi 8 years ago

Wow! this is what i have been looking for, i have the same problem with my stomach. Thx babybrownfox.


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babybrownfox 8 years ago Author

Glad this hub could help you...


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John Austwick 8 years ago from Bolton

The first thing I reach for is Ginger whenever I have a cold or flue, in our household it is a stock item as I tend to use it quite often in cooking.


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babybrownfox 8 years ago Author

John, I do the same thing whenever I got cold. Boil water and add a sliced pieces of Ginger then zip.


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jim10 8 years ago from ma

Wow! A medicine that tastes so much better than what the doctor would prescribe. I knew it was good for some of these symptoms but I never even thought about it helping a fever.


Nini  7 years ago

I take fresh ginger root every night with hot water and lemon. It's the best for you.


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babybrownfox 7 years ago Author

Thanks Nini.. As I'm writing this comment, I'm zipping a cup of warm water with a sliced of ginger. Todays cold weather makes me coughing a lot.


Knowell 7 years ago

My 5 year daughter and 10 year son like this beverage with honey and lemon


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babybrownfox 7 years ago Author

That's very good..


jboy hunted 6 years ago

Does luyang dilaw(ginger)can be used as insecticide???


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babybrownfox 6 years ago Author

@joby, I haven't found any information on making luyang dilas as insecticide.

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