GINGER



Ginger composes many essential nutrients & vitamins such as vitamin B-6, vitamin B-5 that are required for optimum health.
It also holds good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper & magnesium.
Potassium is an important component of cell & body fluids that helps controlling heart rate & blood pressure.

Ginger has antioxidant, analgesic, sedative, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial properties.

Ginger is commonly used to treat motion sickness, morning sickness, colic, upset stomach, gas, diarrhea, nausea caused by cancer treatment, nausea & vomiting after surgery, as well as loss of appetite.
Ginger can be used for various gastrointestinal problems, such as bloatingloose stools, flatulencenausea & vomiting & for treatment of inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Ginger is also effective in the treatment of menstrual cramps & migraine headache.
Ginger is also used for chest pain, low back painstomach pain, asthma.
It helps with morning sickness.    
It is used to cure coldscough, respiratory problems & arthritis.  
It may also help in coronary artery disease & other heart problems.
Ginger is a good digestive aid, it thins the blood, lowers blood cholesterol, cleanses the throat & tongue & reduces fever.
Also good as a tonic.
Good for the lungs, stomach, spleen & neurological diseases,cramps, external stiffness.
Ginger can be used as a breath sweetener, an aid to digestion, a cure for toothache & bleeding gums & as a strengthening agent for loose teeth & weak eyes.

Can be added to the bath as a way to ease pain & increase circulation, but only use a few sprinkles, not to much, like cayenne, ginger quickly brings the blood to the surface of the skin.
For pain you can also soak cloths in ginger tea & apply them directly to the painful areas.
 
Make a compress of Ginger to alleviate joint pains.      
Add Ginger infusion into bath water, it aids in colds & flu.

Ginger tea taken hot, it is excellent for suppressed menstruation.
Useful in all painful spasms of the bowels & stomach.

Cooled ginger tea can be used as an external wash for burns,prevents infection & acts as a pain reliever.

PRECAUTIONS:

Some people experience temporary heartburn.
Long-term use of ginger during pregnancy is not recommended.
If you have a history of gallstones, consult your physician before taking ginger.
Do not combine high doses of ginger with anticoagulant drugs (blood thinners) without medical supervision.
Ginger might lower blood sugar. As a result, diabetes medications might need to be adjusted by health care provider.
Taking ginger might increase the risk of bleeding.
High doses of ginger might worsen some heart conditions.


RECIPES:

Add in cooking to detoxify meat, especially chicken.

Ginger is a traditional spice in many wintry warm goodies such as gingerbread & apple pie.
Fresh ginger is often used in Asian stir fries & soups.

A good healing tea is made from a pinch of peppermint, a pinch of ginger & either a pinch of clove powder or 2 bruised cloves, add 1 cup of hot water & steep.

Simmer freshly grated ginger, let it steep for around 10 minutes, strain it into a cup & add a teaspoon of honey.
This tea is an effective remedy for sore throats, colds, flu & mucus.
If taken after meals, stimulates digestion.  

To make a decoction, simmer 1 -2 tsp dried root powder in 1 cup water for 5-10 min; take as needed.

To make a fresh root decoction, simmer 1 tsp grated fresh root in 1 cup water for 15 minutes.
Strain & take as needed.

Joint pain, rheumatic pain:
A paste of dried ginger & milk is applied on the affected area.
The area is then kept in warm.

Dyspepsia, nausea, indigestion, jaundice, morning sickness & piles:
Equal quantities of ginger juice, lemon juice, mint juice & honey, to be taken frequently.

Indigestion:
Grind 1 tsp each dried ginger & cloves into a fine powder.
Add honey to make a thick paste & take 1 tsp after each meal.

Loss of appetite, stomachache:
2 cm piece of dried ginger is boiled in 2 cups water.
After mixing it with milk & sugar, take it frequently like tea.

Earache: A few drop of ginger juice can be used as eardrops.

Toothache & gum inflammation: Apply ginger paste & salt on gums.

Cold & cough:
Prepare a tea of ¼ tsp each ginger paste, cloves & cinnamon powder.
Add honey & drink.
Juice of ginger should be taken with honey 2-3 times daily in persistent cough.

Boils: Apply a paste of ginger powder & turmeric (1:1) on boils.

Facial wrinkles & premature graying:
Soak shredded ginger in honey.
Eat a spoonful every morning.

Fresh Ginger Tea:
Add 30 g of grated ginger root to 500 ml of boiling water & let steep 15 minutes. Drink 2 -3 cups daily.
Drink 1-3 cups per day for coughs & colds & to enhance circulation.
Ginger aids in digestion & minimizes the impact of gas-producing foods, such as beans.

Make a decoction by placing 2 tsp dried ginger root in 250 ml of boiling water & let steep 10 minutes.
Drink up to 2 cups per day.
Ginger eases heartburn.

Dried ginger tea:
Pour 1 cup boiling water over ¼-½ tsp ginger powder & steep for 10 minutes.
Drink 1 cup after meals for gas/bloating or to ease nausea.

Ginger Lemonade:

4–6 tbsp freshly grated ginger root
1–2 lemons
Honey
Combine the ginger with 1 l cold water in a saucepan.
Cover the pan tightly & bring just to a boil.
Remove from the heat & let steep 10 -15 minutes.
While the ginger is steeping, squeeze the juice from 1-2 lemons.
Strain the ginger from the tea, if you like & then stir in the lemon juice & honey to taste for the finishing touch.
Drink warm or hot.
This is a fabulous herbal remedy for cramps, colds, congestion & fevers.

Ginger Syrup:

Peel a large hand of fresh ginger root, then grate it & put it in a pan.
Add just just enough honey to cover the ginger.
Simmer over low heat for 10 -15 minutes, until the ginger is soft & mushy & the honey tastes strongly of ginger.
Pour the ginger syrup into a glass jar.
Refrigerated, it will last for several weeks.
Take 1 tbsp as needed for a cold, stomach cramps & menstrual discomfort.
Add 2-3 tbsp to 1 cup hot water for hot ginger tea.

Hot Ginger Poultice:

For relieving menstrual cramps & stomach tension.

Bring a kettle of water to a boil.
Mix ½ cup of freshly grated ginger root or 4 -6 tbsp of powdered ginger with enough boiling water to make a thick paste.
Soak a dishcloth with boiling water, then place the ginger on the hot cloth, folding the cloth over it. Let cool just enough so that it won’t burn the skin.
Apply the poultice directly over the pelvis or stomach area.
Keep the poultice hot by placing a hot-water bottle over it.
Leave in place for 15 -20 min, or until cramps subside.

MAGIC:

Ginger is energetic & fiery & adds power to any magical activity.
It can be used in spells to add passion to an existing relationship.

Make a simple ginger oil by infusing fresh or dried ginger into whatever oil you have & then use it to anoint your wallet, debit & credit cards or, alternately, love candles & charms.
Ginger will ensure the success of spells.

In the Pacific the Dobu islanders chew ginger & spit it at the "seat" of an illness to cure it & also spit chewed ginger at an oncoming storm, while at sea, to halt it.

A whole dried ginger root will protect from evil spirits, bad dreams & hag-riding if kept under the pillow.
Powdered ginger sprinkled in the yard stops trouble.
Add dried ginger to love oils & powders to increase the heat of passion.

Combine ginger, bay leaf & cinnamon to protect your ability to success & prosper.

Ginger Banishing Spell:

Boiling water
Ground Ginger
1 Strainer
Make a strong infusion by pouring boiling water over the ginger.
Strain & use the liquid as the final rinse water when washing your targets clothes.
This will stimulate the person to move out of your home.

Breaking a Run of Bad Luck:

small piece of ginger root
fennel seed (if you cannot get fennel try dried sage)
few cloves
dried basil
small bag or pouch
Optional - yellow crystal such as citrine
Put all the ingredients into the bag. If you have a small piece of any yellow crystal it is a good idea to add this too.
Say:
"Herbs of the earth fill my life with light
Bring me good luck in a day & a night.
This spell is seeped in magick & mystery
Make my bad luck a thing of history
Bad luck will go deep into the ground
From now on good luck will follow me around
So Mote It Be"
Keep the bag with you for a day & a night & then bury it deep in the ground - somewhere that is not on your property.
This will bury your bad luck.


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