When Mathew was 6 months old, he woke up in the middle of the night with a bellyache. My mommy instincts told me ginger tea would settle his stomach. So, I took some fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped it and then poured boiling water over it. After it steeped and cooled down, I put the tea in an eyedropper and let him try it. He sucked it down and within 20 minutes, fell asleep until morning. This was Mathew’s first non-breast milk nourishment of his life.
Mathew is still a big fan of ginger. He continues to drink ginger tea when he has a bellyache or when he gets a runny nose from a cold or allergies. It is quite amazing how quickly his body responds to ginger, as his nose dries up shortly after he finishes a mug of ginger tea. No big surprise, he loves ginger beer and crystallized ginger as well.
I am personally crazy about the taste of ginger and love the medicinal qualities. I have just about every type of ginger root in our home at all times, fresh, crystallized, powder, jam, pickled, ginger beer… I don’t think it is possible to have too many types of ginger.
In my book, ginger is a miracle root as it alleviates nausea, it’s antibacterial, antiviral, a circulatory stimulate, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, anti-fungal, anti-clotting, it helps to dispel gas and prevent bloating, anti-arthritic, analgesic, and promotes sweating. Plus, ginger really helps with coughs. It is an expectorant as well, and helps thin mucous so you can move it up and out. Since it is antibacterial and antiviral it helps with respiratory infections. Basically, you really can’t go wrong with adding ginger to your food and drinking it daily.
All information is shared for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition.