The Spice Ginger has been used for hundreds of years as a remedy against flu and colds. Popular in China, India and other Asian countries. According to Chinese culture, its powerful yang energy is what warms the lungs and stomach. Ginger as a tea has been consumed in China for 2,500 years to sooth sore throats, nasal congestion, and pain associated with congestion of the sinus cavity.
Scientific studies have shown ginger to offer effective relief in minimizing symptoms of motion sickness, and especially seasickness. More specifically, doses of ginger have proven to decrease or eliminate feelings of dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and the severity of cold sweats. It is said that some people even find ginger to be more effective than Dramamine, a drug that is specific to the treatment of the symptoms of motion sickness.
Here is the recipe for a simple “Ginger Tea” that can not only relieve the symptoms of morning sickness, but can also aid in strengthening the immune system:
- 1″ Piece of fresh Ginger Root
- 2-4 Tablespoons of lemon juice or to taste.
- 2-4 Tablespoons of honey or to taste.
- Boiling Water
Place the freshly grated ginger root into a thermos or similar container, add boiling water, lemon juice and honey, cover and allow to steep for approximately 20 minutes. After allowing to stand for fifteen to twenty minutes pour out through a strainer into your favorite mug and enjoy. For a quick relief version cut two or three thin slices of ginger root, crush and drop into a coffee mug cover with boiling water let steep let steep for 5 minutes.