Use Ginger for Chronic Inflammation
Edited by Ermin, Lynn, Eng
Inflammation is a natural defense system of one's body against diseases and injuries. It is a short-term response from any forms of disorders, like allergies, traumas, and infections. Say, for example, if one accidentally burns himself or herself on the stove, his or her affected skin is likely to respond, and the reaction is called inflammation. When it happens, it releases pro-inflammatory compounds, and after the substance has been addressed, it will be healed by itself with anti-inflammatory compounds.
On the other hand, chronic inflammation is different and is harmful to one's health. It occurs when the response or reaction lasts longer or becomes worse than expected. It is more than likely that the inflammation may stimulate pro-inflammatory cells to spread out, damaging all healthy areas in one's body. It may become a long-term disease if not treated early. At present, modern medicine claims that chronic inflammation might be the source of all degenerative diseases, like cancers and cardiac diseases.
Unfortunately, one can't tell whether she or he may have chronic inflammation with her or his present condition, because the disease occurs in a person's body slowly but surely destroys the system. Among the diseases caused by chronic inflammation are rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, atherosclerosis, gallbladder inflammation, Parkinson's disease, obesity, high-blood pressure, and even skin aging.
Ginger is one of the most effective remedies for chronic inflammation. It is usually found in South Africa and East Asia, and people in the said countries have been using ginger as a remedy for upset stomachs and other ailments. In fact, all herbalists use ginger for curing almost all kinds of diseases, especially those that are related to inflammation. The active ingredient called gingerols works as anti-inflammatory compounds to block the spread of infection throughout the system.
So, whether you may or may not have chronic inflammation, it is better to know the treatment for it beforehand. As we all know, all degenerative diseases result from the root cause - chronic inflammation, so it may be better to keep an eye on your health starting today. To fight against unwanted illnesses, there are actually many ways of cooking and preparing ginger recipes and drinks. Below are instructions for the two most common ways: Preparing a ginger hot tea and making a crystallized ginger recipe.
Ginger hot tea
- 14 to 6 pieces of thin slices of ginger
- 22 cups of water
- 3Lime or lemon juice or honey to taste
- 1Peel the ginger then slice it into thin pieces.
- 2For a stronger tea, you may boil it for 20 minutes or more, but add more slices of raw ginger into it.Put the slices into the saucepan with boiling water for 10 minutes.
- 3Pour water from the saucepan into a teakettle and pour some into the cup.
- 4Be careful not to sip it right away as it is still hot. Allow it to sit for a while.Add lime or honey to taste.
- Do not throw away the slices of raw ginger, because you can make another recipe using it. Try making a crystallized ginger recipe by following the steps below:
Crystallized ginger recipe
Ginger has a bitter taste, and to make it sweetened, you may add sugar to it. One of the sweet ginger recipes is the crystallized ginger.
- 1One cup thinly sliced, peeled raw ginger (You may also add the ones you used for making a hot tea)
- 2One cup of sugar
- 3Three cups of water
- 4Additional sugar for coating
- 1Add the ginger slices and sugar into a boiling water in a covered saucepan.
- 2Reduce the heat and allow it to simmer for six minutes.
- 3Turn off the stove and allow it to sit for 20 minutes.
- 4Turn on the oven and heat it to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
- 5Place the slices of raw ginger in a glass pan and place it inside the oven.
- 6See if the slices are almost dry but still look chewable.
- 7Allow it to cool, if the slices are ready.
- 8Coat the pieces of ginger with sugar and and serve!
Now you have a new healthy drink and snack, and you may serve these as a part of your meal every day. With ginger, I am sure you are not likely to get chronic inflammation.