Nature is full of potent remedies that can be used to soothe or treat almost any kind of ailment. That isn’t to say there’s no place for doctor prescribed medications, but more and more people are finding natural alternatives to be helpful, such as the one I’m going to talk about today: ginger.
Soothes nausea and morning sickness – Ginger contains gingerol and shogaol, which soothe the stomach and can significantly relieve symptoms of nausea, including nausea associated with morning sickness, motion sickness, and more.
Anti-inflammatory – Like many medicinal herbs, ginger is anti inflammatory, which means it can help relieve arthritis pain, ward off illness and infection, and promote all around wellness. Since inflammation is a primary cause and symptom of all physical ailments, any herb that lowers inflammation can help reduce a wide variety of symptoms and help the body cure itself.
Heartburn remedy – Acid reflux is caused by acids in the stomach flowing the wrong direction (back up your esophagus). Ginger is one of the most potent natural remedies for this because it soothes and balances the stomach and digestive tract.
Boosts immune system – Ginger is a powerful anti-viral and anti-bacterial remedy, and boosts the immune system against infections and common ailments like colds and the flu.
Weight loss – Ginger tea has been used to boost the metabolism, which increases fat loss. Consuming ginger also helps the body eliminate toxins from the body, and cleanses and soothes the digestive tract, which can lead to healthy weight loss.
Talk with your doctor about whether ginger might benefit you! You can try ginger tea, adding ginger root powder to foods, or take it in capsule form.