Migraines are one of the most common conditions plaguing people with debilitating pain, sometimes to the point of being bed bound for hours… And headaches have become a weekly norm for many.
“A double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial was performed comparing the efficacy of ginger for the treatment of migraine headaches to sumatriptan (Imitrex), one of the top selling, billion-dollar drugs in the world. Just one-eighth of a teaspoon of powdered ginger worked just as well and just as fast as the drug, without the side effect.” – Dr Greger – How Not to Die.
Cheaper, safer and easily available!!!
Why not give ginger, our simple kitchen condiment a try the next time you are suffering with a throbbing head? It grows year-round and almost always available in store.
Ginger has been known and revered as the Great Medicine (maha-aushadhi) in India for thousands of years.
Herbs work in a holistic way in our bodies. They recognize and attend to the areas in our bodies that are in the greatest need first. What an awesome added benefit it would be if you have a ginger tea for your headache and end up with reduced pain in an inflamed joint!
The compound gingerol, is what makes ginger such a powerful anti-inflammatory, affecting the inflammatory process at a cellular level, effectively reducing pain and inflammation.
Ginger is a known treatment for Nausea
Ginger can prevent or treat nausea. It is a non-toxic, broad spectrum antiemetic, effectively treating nausea caused by motion sickness, pregnancy, chemotherapy and radiation.
Don’t overdo it
Remember that even too much of a good thing is not a good idea. Stick to a quarter teaspoon to start with and increase with time. Suddenly taking a full teaspoon of ginger on an empty stomach will leave you feeling sick.
Mix a quarter of a teaspoon of dried ginger into warm water and enjoy the numerous health benefits that come your way. You can add some freshly squeezed lemon juice and even a little raw honey to make it more pleasant to drink.