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Ginger Tea

Other Names: Ginger, African Ginger, Canton Ginger, Cochin Ginger, Jamaican Ginger, Ginger Root, Genigibre, Gingembre, Sheng Jian, Zingiber Officinale
Traditional Usages: Food, Flavouring, Drinks,Travel Sickness, Flatulent Colic, Irritable Bowel, Diarrhea, Colds, Influenza, Hypothermia, Intestinal Problems, Appetitie Loss, Hiccups, Coronary Artery Disease, Suppressed Menstruation from Cold, Improves Sex Life, Nausea, Vomitting, Morning Sickness of Pregnancy, Phlegmy Colds, Indigestion, Cataracts, Heart Disease, Migraines, Stroke, Amenorrhea, Angina, Athletes Feet, Bursitis, Chronic Fatigues, Depression, Dizziness, Fever, Infertility, Erectile Difficulties, Kidney Stones, Sciatica, Viral Infections, Motion Sickness, Chilblains, Poor circulation
Resources: US, Asia, Caribbean, Jamaica, Nigeria, China, India, Indonesia,
Parts Used: Root, Essential Oil
Administration Method: Chopped, Ground or Dry extracts for teas
Herb Action: Antiemetic, Cholagogue
Herbal Research: Ginger
Health Warning: For persons with Gallstones, seek the advice of your doctor

Ginger Tea - Herbal remedy for Acid Reflux: Chop three pieces of fresh ginger about five inches long. Simmer in two cups of water for 30 minutes. Remove ginger pieces,  strain and allow to cool. Drink a cup 20 minutes before a meal.

Ginger Tea - Herbal remedy for Diarrhea:  Take as much ginger tea as possible. Grate a piece of fresh ginger and boil with one glass of water, strain and add a teaspoon of honey.

Ginger Tea – Herbal remedy for Fish Poisoning:  For Nausea: Ginger is known for its soothing effect on the stomach. You can drink a cup of ginger tea to cure an upset stomach. Just crush about half a teaspoon of ginger and add it to one cup of boiling water. Allow the tea to infuse for about 5 minutes and drink it for some relief.

Ginger Tea - Herbal remedy for Rickets: Ginger contains an oily resin known as ginger oil which helps in treating rickets. A child can drink one cup of ginger tea daily.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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