All flavor waters are popular and there is a reason why. Not just for hydration and detox in the body, but many items in this water are like medicines.
You have many options: with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, mint, lavender, cucumber and more…
But if you need a strong power water, add ginger. This spice improves the taste and is healthy too.
Ginger water benefits
This spice is really popular for gastro issues too. It is a carminative and this means removing gasses and heartburn, nausea, vomiting and more. Also it is spasmolytic for the intestines and this means relaxed gastro tract. But also, not just for stomach, ginger is good for migraines too. A research stated that ginger is similar to sumatripan, the drug for migraines that constricts vessels in blood and stops pain in the brain.
Drugs often give fast relief and 40% of people might feel migraine back shortly. The triptans also make side effect like drowsiness, dizziness, muscle weakness, nausea and even strokes, artery spasm, heart attack and seizure.
In a blind study, a double one, a group of people got 250 mg dry ginger, and the other had 50 mg sumatriptan. It was found how ginger is just as good as the drug and relieves pain in 90% of cases after just 1-2 hours.
The ginger can stop inflammation and treats it in tissues too, joints and muscles as well. Green Med Info stated that more than 800 studies prove this healing and 275 of them reduce inflammation.
The gingerol is chemical item just like piperine or capsaicin too (items in the black pepper and chilli), also anti-inflammatory.
Another 2 studies with 2 groups stated how 75% arthritis cases and 100% muscle pain people benefitted a lot from the ginger.
University Miami experts said ginger can replace the NSAIDs in benefits. Even more, ginger has no side effects like NSAIDs do for cellular work.
The ginger has vitamins like A, E, C, beta carotene and B group – pyridoxine (vitamin B-6) and also pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5). You also get copper, magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, calcium and manganese. With more than 50 antioxidants, you get less free radical damage and better immunity too.
Ginger water – how to make it?
- 3 cups water
- 1-2 inch ginger root
- ½ lemon juice
- Honey, for taste
Put the water in a jar and grate the ginger before you put it in this water. Now add the juice and honey last, for the taste. Mix well.
Have this water daily as prevention. For easing up symptoms, have few glasses all day long.
Source and image source: besthealthyguide.com