How to make ginger water to treat migraines, heartburn, joint and muscle pain
Namely, performing regular and proper body hydration and body detoxes are a core principles when it comes to health and healing. Water is one very powerful and essential ingredient, when it comes to flushing toxins from your body.
But did you know that you can make a powerful healing tool by adding few natural ingredients like: blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, herbs like lavender and mint, and also veggies like cucumber.
However, if you tend to make a real powerful drink you should know that ginger, a spice with specific taste, offers numerous health benefits.
Ginger has gained great popularity since ancient times thanks to its wonderful healing properties and a limitless list of health benefits. It has been widely used for preventing and treating inflammation, hormones and muscle contractions due to its richness in minerals such as manganese, magnesium, potassium, copper and vitamins such as A, E, and C.
The power of ginger water
Ginger falls out in the category of carminative herbs and thus is being extremely effective in treating gastrointestinal issues, it is the best ally in eliminating gas and treating heartburn, nausea, and vomiting. Moreover, it is found to be intestinal spasmolytic, meaning, it can soothe and relax the intestinal tract.
Apart from being an excellent remedy for stomach issues, ginger also helps relieve migraines. A research found out that ginger has the same effect as sumatriptan, a popular prescription drug which constricts blood vessels and inhibits the pain pathways in the brain.
Despite the fact that drugs can provide immediate relief, even 40% of people are likely to experience a headache again within 24 hours. Furthermore, triptans contain side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, muscle weakness, nausea, and serious health problems, including stroke, heart attacks, arterail spasms, and even seizures.
A study reported headache relief in 90% of people who received 250 grams of dried ginger, within two hours, unlike the other group who received 50mg of sumatriptan.
Ginger has proven as highly beneficial in preventing the inflammatory compounds formation and in treating inflammation in tissues, muscles and joints. According to GreenMed Info report, more than 800 studies conducted to analyze the ginger’s abilities, 275 are linked to its anti-inflammatory properties.
This ability, the ginger owes it to the gingerol, a chemical similar to piperine and capsaicin (compounds that provide black pepper and chili peppers with spiceness).
Two studies reported pain relief in 75% of arthritis patients and 100% of people with muscular pain who were using ginger.
According to researchers at the University of Miami, ginger is likely to replace NSAIDs thanks to its potency and effectiveness. Moreover, ginger doesn’t contain side effects unlike NSAIDs, since it acts on a cellular level.
Ginger is abundant in essential vitamins like A, C, E and beta-carotene, as well as B vitamins like pyridoxine (vitamin B-6) and pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5). It is rich in copper, iron, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, and calcium. Undoubtetly, ginger is considered as one of the best immune-boosters thanks to its rich antioxidant content responsible for fighting free radicals and preventing various diseases.
HOW TO MAKE GINGER WATER
- 3 cups fresh, filtered water
- 1-2 inches fresh ginger root
- ½ freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Raw honey to taste
- Pour the water into a glass jar
- Use a zester to Grate the ginger and add it into the water
- Add the squeezed lemon juice
- Finally, add the honey and mix well
You are recommended to drink a couple of glasses of ginger water daily for preventive measures.
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