Herbal Natural Remedies For Health Problems
Ginger has become popular as a supplement for helping to maintain healthy joints, alongside the joint friendly nutrient glucosamine. It’s also a well known aid to digestion and its ‘warming’ properties means it has a settling effect on the system. Many ginger supplements are too weak to work which is why some people may have tried it with disappointing results. However with potency we use the effects are noticeable very quickly.
To achieve the correct dose, we use a massive 120mg extract equivalent to over 14 grams of fresh ginger in each capsule. We also insist on vegetable oil base in the capsules to stabilize the very volatile active compounds in ginger called ‘gingerols’. Each vegetarian capsule is therefore guaranteed to provide no less than 24mg of these ‘actives’ making them considerably stronger than other ginger products made from dried powdered ginger.
Ginger, the underground stem, or rhizome, of the plant Zingiber officinale has been used as a medicine in Asian, Indian, and Arabic herbal traditions since ancient times. In China, for example, ginger has been used to aid digestion and treat stomach upset, diarrhea, and nausea for more than 2,000 years. Ginger has also been used to help treat arthritis, colic, diarrhea, and heart conditions. In addition to these medicinal uses, ginger continues to be valued around the world as an important cooking spice and is believed to help treat the common cold, flu-like symptoms, headaches, and even painful menstrual periods. Native to Asia where its use as a culinary spice spans at least 4,400 years, ginger grows in fertile, moist, tropical soil.
Today, health care professionals commonly recommend to help prevent or treat nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness, pregnancy, and cancer chemotherapy. It is also used as a digestive aid for mild stomach upset, as support in inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, and may even be used in heart disease or cancer.
Ginger the perennial herb is originated in India and was introduced the China at a very early date. Ginger has been used as a spice and medicine from ancient times by the India’s and the chines. Ginger was known in Europe in the first century A.D and was mentioned by discordance and Pliny. There are numerous references to ginger in Sanskrit literature and in Chinese medical treatises. The Sanskrit name Singabera gave rise to the Greek Zingiber and to the Latin Zingiber. Ginger has been used as a medicine in India from Vedic period and is called great medicine. Ancient physicians used it as a carminative or anti flatulent.
Galen, the Greek physician, used ginger to treat paralysis caused by phlegmatic imbalance in the body. Aviceena the Arab physician used it as an aphrodisiac centuries ago pomose also used ginger in the treatment of gout.
Ginger is pungent and a bit bitter in taste. It acts as digestive, carminative, stomach, anti pyreutic, generates heat expels flatus and cough, purifies blood and is invigorating. According to Hakeem Hashmi, well-respected unani practitioner, the composition of ginger varies with the type or variety, Region, Agro climatic conditions, methods of curing, drying, packaging and stomach. Ginger is widely used in local medicines in India and the Far East. Taken internally it is a stimulating carminative and externally, it is used as a rub efficient that is counter irritant for relief of muscular pain like many other spice
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Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with water. Allow several weeks for benefits. The use of natural products provides progressive but long-lasting results.
DIETARY ADVICE :
Avoiding alcohol, eating small meals, and avoiding irritating odours such as perfumes, smoke or fuel can prevent nausea. If the nausea is due to morning sickness during pregnancy, eating crackers and avoiding fatty foods can help.
Therapeutic Uses, Benefits and Claims of Ginger
- Ginger has been used for in cooking and traditional medicine for thousands of years. It is currently one of the most widely used herbs worldwide.
- Ginger has been used traditionally for a long time to treat nausea and scientific evidence confirms its uses as a herbal remedy for nausea and related ailments such as morning sickness and motion sickness.
- Ginger contains many antifungal compounds which makes it a popular herb for treating athlete’s foot.
- Studies have shown that ginger inhibits the production of cytokines, which promote inflammation. Therefore, the traditional Indian use for treating inflammation is gaining new found popularity.
- Some of the other traditional Asian uses for ginger include stimulating the appetite, promoting perspiration, and fighting body odor.
- It has been used to treat pain and traditional Indian ayurvedic medicinal uses include ginger in herbal arthritis treatment.
- Treatment of joint pain, especially those conditions caused by poor circulation, is another popular use of this herb.
- Heart health is another benefit of ginger use. It has been shown to slow the production of LDL and triglycerides in the liver and prevent the clotting and aggregation of platelets in the blood vessels, associated with atherosclerosis and blood clots.
- Ginger has been used to treat common gastrointestinal complaints such as flatulence, indigestions and diarrhea. It has also been shown to lessen the severity of menstrual cramps.
- The ginger root has also been used to treat some of the symptoms of common cold and flu such as loosening phlegm and treating chills.
- Cough, asthma, halitosis, high fever, sinusitis and colic have been treated tradtitionally with ginger.
It is a popular herbal remedy for hearthburn.
Ginger is believed to have aphrodisiac properties.
In the treatment of dyspepsia, flatulence, colic vomiting spasms and other painful affections of stomach and the bowls not accompanied by fever ginger is extremely beneficial. Chewing a piece of fresh ginger regularly after meals prevents these ailments.
Half a teaspoon of fresh ginger juice, mixed with one teaspoon each of fresh lime and mint juices and a tablespoon of honey, constitutes an effective medicine for dyspepsia, nausea and vomiting due to bilcousness indigestion cause by intake of heavy non-vegetarian and fried fatty food morning sickness, jaundice and piles. This mixture should be taken thrice daily in the treatment of these conditions.
COUGH & COLD:-
One tsp mixture of juices- ginger, garlic & honey (in equal QTY) taken 2-3 time a day relieves bronchial congestion cures cough and gives relief in Asthma.
# Heated ginger juice with honey (1-tsp each) 3 times a day for few days cures cold & Cough and gives relief in Asthma.
# 10 gms of ginger pieces boiled in water taken with sugar and milk like tea 2-3 Times a day cures cold & coughs.
One drop of ginger oil (ginger juice boiled in mustered oil) put in ear relieves earache.
One teaspoon of ginger juice mixed with a cup of fenugreek decoction and honey to taste makes an excellent diaphoretic mixture to proliferate sweating and reduces fever in influenza. It acts as an expectorant in bronchitis, Asthma, whooping cough and tuberculosis of the lungs