Make a Cold Remedy Using Ginger

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Ginger is the best, most effective cold treatment recognized in Chinese traditional medicine. They have been using it for 2,500 years already as remedy for all cold symptoms like congestion, sinus pain and sore throat. Gingerol, gingerdiols and aryl alkanes are accounted for its medicinal and healing power. Ginger's strong yang energy warms the stomach and lungs.

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Ginger Facts

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    The common name is Zingiber officinale and it was first cultivated by the Chinese.
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    A very expensive spice during the ancient Roman era, a lb.
    of ginger could go for as much as the price of a sheep.
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    The ginger root is a rhizome, or mass of roots, growing underground.
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    The principal producers of modern ginger crops are China and other countries in Asia; Brazil, Jamaica, and Nigeria.
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Here are some favorite ginger drinks and recipes that you can prepare for your loved ones to give relief to a disturbing cold ailment

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Ginger Root Tea

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Ingredients

  • Ginger root, fresh 2-inch piece
  • 4 cups of water
  • Honey (optional)
  • Lemon slices (optional)

Material

  • Medium-sized pot

Procedure

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    Peel off the skin of ginger.
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    1. Cut into 2-4 inch sections.
    2. Make a lengthwise slice for each section.
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    Fill the pot three-fourths full of water and boil.
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    Place the ginger slices into the pot, then cover.
    Simmer for 15-20 minutes to an hour depending on how strong you like your tea.
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    Turn off the heat and strain the ginger pieces.
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    Pour the brew into a tea cup.
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    Add honey or lemon to taste
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Ginger Soup

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A soup to refresh and strengthen you to fight colds and provide quick relief from decongestion and sore throat complaints.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. ginger
  • 1 cup hot water

Procedure

  • Boil the mix over a slow fire for 10 minutes.

Use

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    A person afflicted with the cold virus can sip this soup in one to two hour intervals to soothe an irritated throat and relieve headache.
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    It can also be mixed with chicken soup.
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Ginger as Inhalant

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp. ginger powder
  • 1 quart water

Instruction:

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    Boil the ingredients together
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    Inhale the steam.
    It will help alleviate colds.
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Tips and Tricks

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    Drink ginger tea three times a day at the first sign of a cold.
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    Drink on an empty stomach for better absorption into your body.
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    Ginger tea can also be made by putting one drop of ginger essential oil in one cup hot water.
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    To preserve fresh ginger, dip in a little sherry wine, and keep in the refrigerator until next use.
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    "Mother" ginger or old ginger can be bought from Chinese markets.
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Warnings

  • Do not take aspirin for at least two hours after drinking ginger tea. Both act as blood thinners.
  • Ginger is a blood thinner. Do not use it for three to four days if you have a scheduled surgery.
  • Sweeteners are not recommended when making ginger tea as a home remedy during cold and flu season.
  • Overuse of this spice triggers onset of diarrhea, heartburn and acute burning sensation in mouth.
  • Patients with chronic gastritis and peptic ulcers should not eat this soup.The spice may irritate the wounds.
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.
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