Ginger Drink

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Prep Time:     7 minutes   /     Servings:        6-8

Ingredients:

1 fresh ginger root

8 cups water

juice of 2 limes

honey or agave nectar to taste

Directions:

1.       Thinly peel the fresh ginger, grate and mix with water in a large saucepan.

2.       Bring to a boil and simmer for 4 minutes. Cover the pan and turn off the heat;

3.       Leave for 24 hours.

4.       Strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve.

5.       Add the lime juice and honey or agave. Stir until dissolved. Serve chilled.

 

Ginger as Medicine:

Ginger and the Immune System

  • strong antioxidant
  • Antimicrobial (kills bacteria – including salmonella) – internally and topically as an antiseptic
  • two natural antibiotics are found in ginger
  • contains anti-inflammatory agents
  • helps eliminate congestion
  • ginger root tea eases some throat pain
  • kills cold viruses
  • inhibits production of cytokines which cause pain and swelling
  • combats chills and fever

Ginger and Circulation

  • stimulates circulation
  • may help prevent heart attacks
  • has natural blood thinning properties
  • lowers blood cholesterol levels
  • cleanses and stimulates blood
  • prevents internal blood clots
  • may prevent TIA’s (mini strokes)
  • therapeutic properties for hypertension

Ginger and Digestion

  • cleanses colon
  • reduces colon spasms and cramps
  • helps clear gas
  • relieves indigestion
  • excellent for nausea, vomiting and motion sickness
  • stimulates production of digestive juices
  • helps bowel disorders

Ginger and other Body Systems

  • lungs: helps with respiratory problems, eases asthma symptoms
  • helps eliminate hot flashes
  • relieves headaches
  • promotes menstrual regularity
  • helps with morning sickness
  • helps reduce inflammation of arthritis
  • supports kidney health
  • topical gingerol provides protection against UVB-induced skin disorders
  • reduces the severity of post chemotherapy nausea

Ginger and its Nutrients

  • high in potassium
  • manganese which builds resistance to disease, protects lining of heart, blood vessels and urinary passages
  • silicon which promotes healthy skin, hair, teeth and nails
  • helps assimilate calcium
  • also contains Vit. A, C, E, B-complex, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, iron, zinc, calcium, beta-carotene

Until next time – blessings to you !

Petra

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