I had a friend that always kept fresh ginger in her kitchen and also had ginger candy by her chair. I’m sure if she had known about ginger wine and beer; she would have had that in her kitchen, too!
Ginger is used in many herbal remedies. Cleansing the colon, stomach cramps, stimulation of the circulatory system, used for bowel disorders, muscular aches, indigestion, vomiting and nausea.
Use it for Nausea caused by morning sickness, sea sickness and chemotherapy. It is deemed safe to be taken while pregnant.
Ginger could slow blood clotting. Taking ginger along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding. Check with your physician and pharmacist for interactions with your medication and supplements.
Ginger might decrease blood sugar. Taking ginger along with diabetes medications, insulin, etc., might cause your blood sugar to drop too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dosage of your diabetes medications may need to be adjusted accordingly.
Ginger root supplements have been identified in one study to help reduce colon inflammation.
It helps reduce allergies and can be used in healing wounds. It has cholesterol lowering and blood thinning properties and Ginger is a natural antiseptic and carminative (relieving flatulence or colic by expelling gas) . It can also be used for treating food poisoning and for treating bacterial dysentery and intestinal infections. The list goes on and on!
(An inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract, usually caused by a bacterial, parasitic, or protozoan infection)
Kick back tonight and enjoy a cup of ginger tea!