MEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF GINGER
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Our life is a series of reactions to different situations. We start the day with certain goals, but suddenly we receive a call related to an urgent task, an appliance breaks down, or a customer calls us with an urgent request. And we instantly go into emergency mode and may not get out of it until the end of the day, because as one problem is solved, another one pops up in its place. All day, every day, we put out small and large fires. It is this reactivity that we need to survive in the hyper-accelerated development of our environment. At the same time, if we don't relax, we risk developing a state of hyperreactivity—like when you're stuck in traffic and already late to pick up your kid from soccer practice, without thinking, you honk your horn because the car in front of you stops at a yellow light.
Ginger is one of the most important means to give ourselves a break from the reactivity of the crisis situations we enter into every day. When you've been working hard all day and you finally start to relax mentally and emotionally, you're often left in a reactive, agitated, tense state just physically. In this way, stress-related diseases such as adrenal fatigue, acid reflux , sleep apnea, spastic bladder, insomnia , digestive problems such as spastic colitis, gastritis and chronic muscle pain appear . Ginger is the best antispasmodic. A cup of ginger tea can soothe an upset stomach and relieve tension, with effects lasting up to 12 hours. Instead of acting on the nerves, it affects the organs and muscles, telling the body that it can relax, that everything is under control.
If your throat muscles are tense from too much talking or shouting, or because you had to keep something quiet, ginger has a very relaxing effect on that area. It also helps relieve headaches and remove excess lactic acid from muscle tissue and flush it out of the body. Keep in mind that not only intense workouts lead to lactic acid release, but so does stress. If you sit at a desk all day and due to stress the level of lactic acid in your body has increased, it must be expelled because the natural processes of its excretion are hindered by immobility.
Ginger's antispasmodic properties are due to its over 60 trace minerals, over 30 amino acids (many of them undiscovered), and over 500 enzymes and coenzymes that work together to calm reactivity. Ginger is an antiviral, antibacterial and anti-parasitic agent that fully deserves the recognition it has received as a powerful immunostimulator. It is an ideal helper for stress, DNA repair, improving the production of vitamin B12 in the body and much more. It would take a century before scientists discovered all of its beneficial properties.
If you suffer from any of the following conditions, consume ginger:
Pancreatitis, gallstones, adrenal fatigue, spastic colitis, sleep apnea, spastic bladder, insomnia , laryngitis, cold, flu, hiatal hernia, Epstein-Barr virus/mononucleosis, migraine, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth , thyroiditis , salpingitis, human herpes virus type 6 , eczema , psoriasis , anxiety , amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , plantar fasciitis, Raynaud's syndrome, radiation exposure, all cancers (especially thyroid and pancreatic), celiac disease, chronic sinusitis, ear infections, yeast infections , human papilloma virus, chronic lymphedema, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, herpes zoster .
If you have any of the following symptoms, consume ginger:
Muscle spasms, muscle cramps, ganglion cysts, muscle stiffness, muscle pain, temporomandibular joint disorders, anxiety , gastritis, bloating , stomach cramps, stomach pain, canker sores , acid reflux , upset stomach, headache, gallbladder spasms, pelvic pain , back pain, vertigo , dizziness, sinus pain, congestion (especially of the chest and/or sinuses), cough, frequent urination, incontinence (leaking urine), retention (holding urine), weight gain , food allergies, unusual pap smear results, mineral deficiency, food intolerances, belching, diarrhea, brain fog , chronic nausea, colon spasms, digestive disorders, high cholesterol , sleep disturbances, fatigue.
Ginger is ideal for those who often feel compelled to remain silent. Sometimes we are not allowed to speak up and the only right solution is to raise our voice. In other cases, we feel that no matter how well-founded our opinion is, expressing it will only make the situation worse. Ginger is designed for these cases. Because you hold back your true feelings and keep your opinions quiet, it can fill you with a sense of being suffocated and restricted, and even cause muscle spasms. That's exactly why it's so important to let go of all that tension. Ginger does this job perfectly.
Ginger teaches us that we don't always have to have an epiphany, an important discovery, or a decision to free ourselves from what weighs us down. We don't have to analyze each thing or stress ourselves out by reliving it. We don't need to be emotionally overwhelmed. We go through enough other situations, why create more? Just as we can count on ginger to relieve muscle tension and soothe our stomachs, so we can count on its anti-spasmodic properties to work on our soul, healing it from emotional pains and wounds inflicted. We are only asked to let him do his job.
- You can make tea with the same piece of ginger throughout the day.
- Drinking ginger tea during a full moon increases its healing properties by 50%.
- Consume ginger shortly before or at a time when you have to make an important life decision.
- Before taking a relaxing bath, drink ginger water or tea to increase the healing properties of the bath.
HOMEMADE LEMONADE WITH LIME AND GINGER
This homemade lemonade with lime and ginger is an extremely refreshing drink. It will be especially helpful for anyone trying to give up energy drinks that contain caffeine. The delicate hint of spiciness from the fresh ginger will enchant you and make you want to sip it again and again.
- 1/4 cup honey
- 4 separate glasses of water
- 1 tbsp. ginger juice (obtained from a 7-8 cm piece)
- 1 cup lime juice (from about 10 limes)
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
Method of preparation:
In a small saucepan, heat the honey and 1 cup water and stir until the honey is completely dissolved. Leave to cool.
Juice the ginger and limes into a large jug. Mix with 3 cups of water. Add the cooled honey water and mint leaves and stir. Chill in the refrigerator.
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