Most of us have heard one time or another about the natural healing powers of Ginger. The most popular one is for nausea especially for motion sickness or morning sickness. That’s why we use ginger ale for an upset stomach or ginger cookies when you’re nauseated.  Ginger has many other healing properties. The root of the plant is the healing part.  This herb originated in Southeast Asia.

Ginger Root

You can make your own Ginger tea or buy organic tea bags. To make your own buy some fresh ginger root at the local produce department. Wash and slice several pieces of the root. Boil in a couple cups of water for about 5 minutes. You can also buy it in capsule form at your local health food store. You can also buy ginger oil to use in your drinks.  You can make fresh ginger tea and keep it in the refrigerator up to one week.

Ginger Tea

Ginger can be used for many home remedies, some of which may surprise you. It is also good for relieving vomiting, colds, coughs, indigestion, motion sickness, poor circulation and dizziness.  It may be useful in treating gout. It also has been known to relieve menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and menstrual cramps. This herb is a stimulant for the digestive system.  This herb is excellent if you have acid reflux. Drinking a cup before bed or any time after your dinner will do the trick. It is a better alternative to medicine and much cheaper with no side effects.

Ginger should be in every kitchen cabinet. It can be used to spice up your cooking and you will be getting its healing properties in your food. It relieves the pain from arthritis and muscle aches. For those who are looking for a natural pain reliever, like those who have fibromyalgia, you may want to give this a try.  You can use this herb as a compress as well by boiling the fresh root and letting it cool down. Soak a wash cloth in the tea and after wringing it out, put it on the muscle pain.

Ginger Spice

You can easily grow your own Ginger in your garden. It grows low to the ground. This plant can grow a couple of feet high.

One caution with this herbal healer is if you have Gallbladder disease you should not use it. You should also especially be cautious using it during pregnancy. Always check with your doctor.