The main ingredient in our recipe, which will reduce inflammation, migraines and pain, is ginger.
Ginger is a favorite among health conscious individuals and families for good reason. Not only is it packed with powerful antioxidants, such as gingerols, beta-carotene, capsaicin, caffeic acid, curcumin and salicylate, but it also helps to provide and satiate our bodies need for certain vitamins and nutrients, which include potassium, calcium, iron and vitamin B6.
For more detailed insight into the medicinal uses for ginger and its overall potential benefits, we have compiled the following information for you;
Ginger is a perennial tropical plant with a thick tuberous rhizome. The rhizomes contain something called phenolic compounds which relieve digestive problems and irritation. They also reduce bloating and increase the production of saliva and bile, which helps to make food pass efficiently, fluidly and comfortably. It is also an effective remedy for constipation and ultimately helps to balance and regulate the entire digestive system.
Any nausea or vomiting problems are generally relieved within moment of drinking this Ginger Ale Recipe. It is especially recommended for pregnant women who might experience morning sickness, or patients undergoing, or recovering, from some form of cancer treatment.
Ginger has incredible anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, that serve to inhibit and stop the formation of unwanted inflammatory compounds. According to a study, published in the journal “Cancer Prevention Research”, ginger has shown to reduce markers of inflammation in the colon within a month. It also works extremely well in reducing the inflammation that causes osteoarthritis.
A study conducted at the University of Georgia, discovered that ginger reduces muscle pain as the result of exercise by 25%. It has also proven to be effective in reducing the pain that women experience during their menstrual cycles. Daily consumption has helped up to 83% of the women.
Cold and Flu Prevention
Because ginger tea helps to strengthen the immune system it also helps to fight off colds and flu. The daily recommended dose, in this regard, is 2 to 3 cups of ginger tea throughout the day. It is also recommended to drink the tea on an empty stomach for maximum benefit.
Ginger Ale Recipe
- 2 cups of peeled and chopped raw ginger
- Raw honey as needed to improve taste
- 4 cups of filtered water
- Some sparkling filtered water
- 2 juiced limes
- Pour the 4 glasses of water into a cooking pot and bring to a boiling point.
- Add the ginger to the pot and reduce the heat to low and let the ginger soak in the water for about 5 – 10 minutes.
- Remove the pot from the oven top and remove the ginger without removing the liquid.
The ginger ale is ready to be served now. Simply add 1 part of ginger water with 3 parts of sparkling filtered water. If you would like to improve the sweet taste, simply add some raw honey or lime.
You are ready now, enjoy your ginger drink!