The older people... older than us who are over fifty, knew something about Ginger. I called my mother while I was thinking about writing this article. She is 80 years old. I clearly recall her giving me hot ginger tea sometimes when I was little. I have a feeling it was at times when I wasn't feeling good. She said she didn't remember. It was most likely her mother (my grandmother) who gave me the hot ginger tea. But no.... I clearly remember standing in the kitchen and being passed a glass of it. I remember being told to drink it down, although I do remember that I didn't particularly care for it.
According to the book, The Glorious Powers Of Ginger by Isabelle Wilcox, many illnesses are reported to be remedied or cured by ginger, including asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu, and headaches. I think I was likely given it to help combat a sick stomach. Of course these are only a few of the many benefits of ginger. My grandmother, who mostly stayed at home raising the children and helping my grandfather with the books for running his business, had no medical training. I'm assuming the ginger tea recipe was probably handed down to her from her mother.
It can also be used to help combat gas, diarrhea, nausea caused by cancer treatment, nausea and vomiting after surgery, as well as loss of appetite. According to webmd.com, it can be used for other things too:
Other uses include pain relief from arthritis or muscle soreness, menstrual pain, upper respiratory tract infections, cough, and bronchitis. Ginger is also sometimes used for chest pain, low back pain, and stomach pain.
You may have also heard that ginger is used as an aphrodisiac, stimulating sex drive, increasing sexual performance, and aiding in the feelings of love, lust and attraction. Need I remind you, this website is all about being 50+ and alone, and since you won't be getting any of that... you won't be needing it for those purposes....
The Glorious Powers Of Ginger is being offered for free today as part of an Amazon promotion. If you miss this free offer, you can still pick the Kindle version of the book up for $2.94. In the book you'll also be given simple to make recipes that you can use to quickly gain the full benefits of use without destroying it's natural potency. You'll discover the simple, but powerful ways to increase your health, strength and vitality with all natural ginger!
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