Accompanying article: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Ginger is famous for its medicinal properties. A warming spice, it stimulates digestion and boosts circulation, respiration and nervous system function. By increasing circulation, it helps effect a systemic cleansing through the skin, bowels and kidneys.
Ginger treats colds (see Cold Quell Tea) and fevers and is an effective remedy for motion sickness, nausea from chemotherapy and sometimes morning sickness. It is anti-inflammatory and destroys many intestinal parasites. It normalizes blood pressure and helps support the liver. It eases congestion in the throat and lungs, relieving symptoms of cold and flu and helps alleviate menstrual discomfort.
½ teaspoon powdered ginger (or 1 teaspoon fresh squeezed ginger juice)
1 teaspoon honey
Stir ginger and honey into 1 cup of hot water. Drink.
May you be well nourished,