Ginger has been used medicinally for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine in India as a natural anti-inflammatory food.
How to Reap the Anti-Pain Benefits of Ginger (adapted from Arthritis-Proof):
-Add chopped, fresh ginger to soups, stews, stir-fries, and other recipes. Ginger is delicious in many savory and sweet dishes alike.
-Add fresh ginger to a juicer while making juices. It combines well with many other vegetables and fruits, such as carrots or apple.
-Ginger capsules (Zingiber officinale) are available for supplementation. Follow package directions.
-Chopped, fresh ginger can be added to water and boiled in a pot for 45 minutes to an hour. Drink warm or with ice, as a tea. Add a few drops of stevia to sweeten (stevia is a naturally-sweet herb).
-Ginger is available in alcohol tincture form. A typical dose is 30 drops three times daily. Avoid the alcohol extract if you are an alcoholic, suffering from liver disease, or diabetic.
Medicine never tasted so good.
Recommended reading: Arthritis-Proof.
I’d love to hear your ideas on how to use ginger.