All About GingerIn Ayurveda, ginger is considered a digestive stimulant and a carminative (relieves gas). Ginger causes sweating and enkindles agni (the digestive fire). It also neutralizes toxins and helps digestion, absorption and assimilation of food. When you cook with ginger, it makes it your meal lighter, easier to digest and adds a little kick. Ginger may also be applied externally to painful joints and muscles. It helps the circulation and relieves pain by causing stagnant energy to be released. For aches and pains, take a ginger bath! Grate ginger and place it in some cheesecloth. Tie the ginger package to the tap so the hot water becomes infused as it comes out of the tap. This ginger bath relieves pain and is both relaxing and refreshing! A ginger compress is a very useful technique for drawing toxins out of the kidney area, increase the blood circulation in this field, and helping to dissolve hardened masses such as stones. Always purchase organically grown ginger root, it should not be shriveled. Fresh ginger contains more water and is milder; the dry powdered form is highly concentrated, intense and, therefore, additional penetrating action.
Ginger Tea with TurmericThe combination of ginger and turmeric is a one-two punch for pathogens and inflammation. Try this Miracle Ginger Tea today!
- 1 tablespoon of raw, organic, unfiltered honey.
- 2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger.
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground turmeric (or freshly grated if you can find it)
- 1 oz of coconut milk (optional)
- 5 cups of spring water