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Home Remedy with Ginger

Updated on June 3, 2011

Ginger is a magic root!

Fact: The east has long known the goodness of this root and has been using it in their cooking regularly. Many Indian dishes (and other Asian dishes) especially meat dishes have a Ginger as an ingredient.
Benefit: There is a reason behind this; Ginger helps produce Amylase, Protease two digestive enzymes - former helps break down starch into maltose and latter helps break down protein into smaller amino acids. Ginger has abundant ulcer preventing properties. It is interesting to see Ginger treats opposites - treats constipation and diarrhea while relieving nausea, inhibits toxic bacteria while promoting friendly species of bacteria in the digestive tract. This home medicine helps you leaps and bounds to improve your digestion. See home remedy at the end of this hub for a recipe.

Ginger Field
Ginger Field

Fact: Ginger has several interesting constituent, the main one being gingerol, a strong free-radical that acts as an antioxidant.
Benefits: This helps reduce nausea by blocking serotonin receptors in the stomach that cause nausea. Recent research is being done to administer ginger powder or extracts to cancer patients under going chemotherapy (that causes nausea). The results have been amazing. It had dramatically reduced nausea.

Fact: The other active ingredients in Ginger are Terpenes and Oleoresin. These 2 have antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, blood vessel dilating, circulation, and constipation relief qualities. These qualities provide a slew of benefits.
Benefits: The above properties are the exact same as Aspirin but Ginger has no side effects. It inhibits the same blood thickening enzyme as aspirin and does this naturally. For patients with cardio-vascular problem a regular amount taken every day will do what aspirin does, dilate the vessels and also thins the blood. This root also serves as a painkiller due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Fact: Ginger also helps produce large amounts of anti-oxidants.
Benefit: These anti-oxidants help strengthen heart muscle and lower serum cholesterol. Ginger decreases or interferes with cholesterol biosynthesis.

Fact: The root has high anti-inflammatory effects.
Benefit: Patients who suffer from arthritis and osteoporosis can have Ginger to help reduce pain.

Other Benefits: It is also known to have properties to regulate blood sugar helping diabetics. A well known remedy that it can provide is for cold and cough relief. It is know to help sore throats. The home remedy shown below in this hub will help reduce the effects or cure cold.

Home Remedy

For Cold and Cough – Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe

Lemon: half
Fresh Ginger: ½ to 1 inch piece – The more you add the spicier (stingy) but the better it is.
Honey: 1 teaspoon (also helps take away the sting of Ginger)

How to do it:
Step 1: Heat water to a boil, pour it into a mug.
Step 2: squeeze half lemon into the water
Step 3: Crush the piece of Ginger and try to get as much of the juice into the water. Also drop the ginger piece into water.
Step 4: Stir until honey dissolves completely.
Step 5: Drink the tea when it is really warm. The hotter it is the better.

This tea will help eliminate the body pain, head aches with the effects of Ginger. Lemon with provide with high dosages of Vitamin C and Honey being an antibacterial and antiseptic aid in healing sore throats and laryngitis. Honey also helps coat the sour throat and reduces cough. The warm water is also a key ingredient since it reduces the inflammation of the throat hence reducing cough.

Dosage: Take this tea 6-8 times a day.

For Digestive Problems – Ginger Honey Juice

This juice can be useful when you have severe stomach ache due to food poisoning or digestive problems.

Fresh Ginger: 3-4 inches piece
Honey: 1 teaspoon (OPTIONAL - Without honey is even better)

How to do it:
Step 1: Peal Ginger
Step 2: Add little water and crush it in blender
Step 3: Squeeze juice out of Ginger
Step 4: Filter any piece out to have pure Ginger juice
Step 5: Add honey to reduce sting (You don't have to if you can tolerate the stingy spiciness)

This can be had once or twice a month just as preventive medicine. Will help metabolism and improve digestive health and has other health benefits.

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a medical practitioner.These are only general guidelines. It is always better to see a doctor depending upon the intensity of the case.


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      YUMVICTOR 5 years ago


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      Home Remedies for Scabies 6 years ago

      I love ginger and this is one of my go to elixirs...nice to see the benefits of drinking it.

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      hewhohn 6 years ago

      Very interesting, I love the recipe.

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      PlanksandNails 6 years ago from among the called out ones of the ekklesia of Christ

      A Chinese exchange student showed me a remedy for some cold symptoms I was having.

      He took a can of Coke and put it in a sauce pan and added fresh sliced ginger and brought to a simmer for a few minutes. He strained the ginger and poured it into a cup for me and I drank it skeptically.

      Surprisingly it tasted better than the common cold syrup and did a lot of good.

      BTW, Do not use diet Coke, as I tried it as a non-sugar alternative and it does not taste good.

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      BundleBoy 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thanks you for the kind words!

      I am not sure how but grand mothers had this knowledge of so many home remedies that worked wonders. My grand mother had no formal education yet knew so many home remedies for most of the common ailments.

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      PaperNotes 7 years ago

      Thanks, great information about ginger. My late grandmother used to make ginger tea with sweet potato. She says that the tea is good for taking care of the voice box.

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      hillbilly 7 years ago

      ginger works verry well

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 7 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      I like InfinityVal love ginger. Just tried a ginger candy that is really good - stuck to my teeth as I mistakingly tried to chew - meant to slowly dissolve. Very good. Ginger is like an avocado - an acquired taste for the refined palate.

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      BundleBoy 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thanks InfinityVal. Nothing like cuppa tea on a cold winter day! right?

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      InfinityVal 7 years ago from NNY

      I love ginger honey and ginger tea. Thanks for the recipes.

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      BundleBoy 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Good for you :)

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      Granny's House 7 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Thank you for the hub. Ilove ginger

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      BundleBoy 8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      edguider, may be I should rename my hub in those lines so I get more hit ;)

      Thanks for that information. I did not know that.

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      edguider 8 years ago

      Great recipes, I have heard that ginger can help many health aspects in your life including the libido :)

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      BundleBoy 8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      First Aid Doc - It is a wonderfully warm & soothing cuppa to have during winter and hey its healthy!

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      First Aid Doc 8 years ago

      I cook a ginger tea much alike your one, and put some cinnamon to get new taste.

      And thanks - i've never seen a ginger field before :)

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      shareitt 8 years ago

      So funny, I bought some ginger a while back and didn't know what to do with ask then why did I buy it?? Well I saw a recipe that called for it, then a week later couldn't find the recipe...:0. If you have any great recipes for ginger let me know! Thanks :)

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      BundleBoy 8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      healthwriter - and update us how much it helped you! :)

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      healthwriter 8 years ago from USA

      good recipes...will use it the next time i get cold...

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      John Harper 8 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      Good info, thanks.

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      Joshua Miguel 8 years ago

      very useful information. tnx for sharing this hub

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      BundleBoy 8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thanks for the comment Norah73! I have a chain of hubs related to Natural remedies, would love your feedback on that too.

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      norah73 8 years ago from San Manuel, AZ

      Thanks for the info. I love ginger, now even more.