With cold and flu season comes the home remedies — and many of us are reaching for the ginger this fall.
The versatile herb can be used fresh, dried, powdered, as a juice or an oil. And while it’s most commonly used as a spice and flavouring agent, it’s also used medicinally.
According to WebMD, ginger is commonly used to treat “stomach problems” such as motion sickness, morning sickness, nausea, gas and diarrhea, and can also be used for pain relief from arthritis, menstrual pain, muscle soreness, bronchitis, and even chest pain.
One study found that ginger might even slow the growth of colorectal cancer cells.
Topically, fresh ginger juice can be poured on the skin to treat burns. Ginger oil can be used as a topical pain reliever, too.Read More »from Ginger recipes, just in time for flu season