Sometime ago a gal friend was wearing a wrist brace for carpal tunnel. I told her about ginger root and gave her about ten capsules to try. About one week later I saw her and asked about the results. She said it helped with the carpal tunnel but it made the biggest difference with her menstrual cramps within about 15 to 20 minutes!
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Re Fresh ginger and garlic: At dinner recently, eating a whole roasted fish, a small bone pierced the back of my mouth, above the throat. The next day I ahd a very sore throat on one side. It grew worse and my ear on the same side started to ache, as well as my scalp. I associated it with the fishbone... I was afraid that I had picked up an infection from the bone (and of course I'd Googled this possibility, too!). Not having the time to find a dcotor and have antibiotics prescribed,I started dosing myself with two thin slices of raw ginger every two hours. I also choppped fresh garlic and put salt on it to draw out the juice, then dabbed the juice directly on the little wound in my mouth. Within 16 hours the pain was gone, and the little red spot at the back of my throat has now disappeared (two days later). It could be coincidence, but I'm pretty convinced that the fresh, raw ginger and garlic with their antibiotic properties cured me.
I would take a slice of ginger and chew for about 5 minutes. I would sense this to cleanse my gum line and wash away any germs. Also, if a tooth acted up, a piece of ginger placed there would bring relief. I feel that it got rid of a pile of bacterior in the mouth and cleansed the system too. What a gift!
I use ginger to prevent this horrific rash. I juice a pound of root into a couple dozen mini ice cubes and plop them into my teas, soups, sauces, stews, etc. I am curious that only the yellow ginger root works and not the brown ginger. Would appreciate feedback on the difference between the two types. I've had the rash for over ten years. Just discovered the ginger remedy over a year ago. I have appr. twenty pounds(pre-juice weight) of frozen ginger cubes in my freezer because I am such a strong believer in it's power to keep my horrific rash in check.
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Posted by Sunny (Fullerton, CA) on 03/20/2007
I am of Korean descent, and for as long as I can remember, my grandparents and my mother have been using ginger for a few different ailments. Recently, I noticed with the cold weather, the flu bug was going around and I have had some pain and swelling in my wrists and finger joints. I made tea by boiling one ginger root, sliced and diced, in some water, added some fresh lemon juice and the peel (how it was done forever in my household) and added honey into my cup. it isn't a cure for a cold, but it certainly helps to relieve symptoms. i took the warm ginger remains out of the pot and mashed it up and applied it topically to my wrists and fingers. the pain is substantially alleviated. if you can handle the smell, it is worth a try. this is not a cure for arthritis, but a natural and very healthy way of relieving pain. there is also a link to show studies done by the U of Maryland on ginger and what ailments it helps with. hope this helps. http://www.umm.edu/altmed/ConsHerbs/Gingerch.html
Posted by Katherine (Los Angeles, USA) on 03/20/2007
Arthritis Remedy: Ginger Root/Mint tea. I have found that making tea out of ginger root and mint is more helpful than any capsules. Take about a 1 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger root, peel and then slice root into mug, add some fresh mint leaves, pour good boiling water over and steep at least 1/2 hour (the longer the better) drink before you retire for the night. This not only helps with the joint pain but has also helped me sleep more sound. The mint is important as it helps the stomach - ginger root tea alone can be a bit difficult if one is no longer 20 . This is an acquired taste. DO NOT get carried away like I did the first week and drink more than one huge mug a night. As my Chinese Dr. friend said "it is like listerine for the body". Cleans out the toxins and it is a natural anti inflammatory. Katherine
Posted by Deborah (Henagar, AL) on 02/17/2007
Whenever my family and I are ill with nausea or sick stomach I give them a ginger root pill. Symptoms are completely gone within 30 minutes and don't return for at least 8 hours! Usually 2-3 capsules in all it takes and you are symptom FREE!!! I make my own remedy by buying the powder by bulk and encapsulating them myself. The ginger root pills in the store might work however we haven't tried them yet. This is also works great to relieve my fibromyalgia! My niece takes these also for pregnancy sickness however there has been an issue arise lately relating to miscarriages. So further research should be studied before self adminisration for the expecting mothers and ginger root.
Posted by Trisha (Singapore) on 02/01/2007
a friend of mine had chronic sore throat and couldn't speak. she was due to give a lecture the following day.. i got a small piece of ginger (about the size of half a thumb) and sliced the ginger into fine pieces. put it in a pot & added a glass of water, boiled it down to 1/4 glass of water. once slightly cooled I added honey and squeezed in a teaspoon full of lemon juice. gave this concentrated liquid to my friend,. believe it or not, the next day the sore throat was completely gone.. she couldn't believe it too.. as she was resigned to canceling the talk...
Posted by Suzanne (London) on 11/15/2006
I have suffered from very bad arthritis for some years and also osteoporosis of the spine. I used to dread winters even though I was prescribed antiinflamatory pills and painkillers by my doctor. I recently discovered ginger root (I found a newspaper article about ginger that I had put away some years ago) and have been taking it for about 3 weeks now in capsule form from the health food shop. The stiffness has gone from my joints and spine and most of the pain which is gradually disappearing. In fact, the other day I realized that I didn't have any pain or stiffness at all. It is such a great remedy that I am recommending it to everybody I know who has arthritis.
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Posted by Hugo (E Freetown, MA) on 02/27/2006
I WAS ON A DIET SO I MADE LITE CANDIED GINGER SLICES TO SUPRESS APPETITE. I WAS ALSO SUFFERING FROM SEVERE SCIATICA AND BACK SPASAM. AFTER A WEEK BOTH DISAPPEARED. IT WAS BY ACCIDENT THAT I DISCOVERED THE TOTAL RELIEF OF LOWER BACK PROBLEMS. I AM 64 YRS OLD. I HAVE DISCONTINUED GINGER AND MY BACK HAS BEEN PAIN FREE.
Posted by Lisa (Deltona FL) on 10/20/2005
I have been using ginger for years it is the best expectorant, releasing mucus which holds the germs in our bodies. Ginger brings it up.. do not swallow or you will just be swallowing the germs ginger is trying to expel.let it go or your bronchial will not clear well.Its also great for upset or nervous stomachs.
Posted by Ted(Bangkok, Thailand) | 388 Posts
While ginger seems to restore energy in most cases, however I find capsicum powder (cayenne peppers) mixed with fresh ginger works the best as it helps with circulation. Especially works well if you are drowsy and raises oxygen level to those tiny capillaries which receives little or no blood flow.
If you can find them, fresh ginger and fresh cayenne peppers (finely chopped) work the best due to higher bioflavonoids, vitamin P content, as well as vitamin C, etc.
You would not believe that the amount of vitamins in FRESH vegetables are MUCH MORE THAN THOSE THEY GIVE YOU IN VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS!!! Cooking destroys nearly everything the vegetables have to offer and end up paying more buying vitamin supplements, and much much more going to see doctors.
Posted by Kim
I thoroughly chew and swallow a 1-2 inch piece of fresh ginger root anytime my stomach is upset. It relieves any pain or discomfort within an hour. I've started eating it every day, just because I feel better when I do!! Ginger is a gift from God!
Posted by Dawn (Vallejo, Ca) on 04/03/2011
I am curious to know if you can get the same benefits from dried ground ginger, as in the spice you can buy for cooking, as from the fresh root? I have a dog that has severe arthritis and would like to try this in her meals. She is already geting tumeric and it may be helping some... but she still needs relief.
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Posted by Marty (Traverse City Mi, Usa) on 04/17/2013
Simply peel and slice ginger root and boil 4 cups of water for 15 minutes on simmer. For a stronger tea simply don't peel !! Good and good for you! MHG