Ginger- Natures Natural Soother
Ginger Originally came from India and China, warm and spicy, ginger is now grown commercially throughout the tropics. It is a perennial herb with a thick, rhizomatus root. It has been used both to flavor food, and in medicine, for thousands of years, particularly by the Chinese. The essential oil distilled from the root smells similar to fresh root ginger.
Recipe for Ginger Throat Gargle
Add 2 drops of ginger oil to 1 teaspoon (5ml.) of vodka and dilute with hot water. When it has cooled sufficiently, use it as a gargle for a sore throat.
Ginger is used to prevent and treat colds and sore throats.
Ginger is a rubefacient which can effectively ease painful conditions such as arthritis, rhumatism, or muscle pain, and improve poor circulation. Massaged around the stomach and abdomen, diluted ginger calms the digestion, tones and soothes the stomach, and stimulates the appetite. It helps to alleviate nausea, travel sickness, indigestion, pain, and diarrhea. Ginger is pain-relieving, antiseptic, and an antioxidant, valuable for preventing and treating colds, sore throats and catarrhal congestion. It also eases coughing and because it promotes sweating, it can be useful for the flu. When inhaled, the warming ginger essence eases mental confusion, and helps to relive fatigue and nervous exhaustion.