My Ginger Drink Trial

I thought I’d try to get used to drinking ginger since reading about how it has proven anti-inflammatory & pain relief effects.

It’s a tough drink to get used to if you’re not into hot & spicy, but tonight I stuck it out.  As the evening progressed I noted that the pain & stiffness that had snuck up on my joints (the parasites are still trying to make a comeback) had diminished.

So that gave me incentive to keep drinking.  By the bottom of an eight oz mug of cold water mixed w/ Instant GINGER Honey Crystals, I was not hooked, but not hating it anymore.  Especially since its healing effects were quickly evident.

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I’m going to try drinking a glass per day.  Each packet contains concentrated extract from 12 grams of raw ginger.

There are lots of other benefits such as what I copy/ pasted from the link here:

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/406882

Ginger has a long history of medicinal use. It is one of the best-known medicinal herbs in China and Japan, where it has commonly been prescribed for headaches, nausea and other stomach problems, and colds.[2] Characterized as “spicy” and “hot,” ginger is claimed to “warm the body and treat cold extremities, improve weak and tardy pulses, address pale complexions, and strengthen the body after blood loss.”[3]

In India, ginger in both fresh and dry powdered forms is used in cooking and in Ayurvedic medical practice.[4] Classified by Ayurvedic practitioners as pungent with a sweet aftertaste, ginger’s virya, or potency, is “hot.” Ginger is reputed to balance the doshas (the three organizing principles providing for homeostasis in Ayurvedic medicine), address symptoms of colds and other viral infections, enhance digestion, stimulate appetite, and lessen arthritis. In some African countries, for example Nigeria, ginger has been used to treat malaria and yellow fever. In the West Indies it has been given for urinarytract infections.[5]

In Western alternative medicine practice, the primary uses of ginger include prevention of motion sickness, prevention of nausea, and treatment of rheumatologic conditions as an anti-inflammatory.[6,7] In vitro evidence suggests that ginger may have anticancer effects.[8]

I will report back on how this continues to work for me.

I’d love to hear your ginger/ RA stories, too!

To your amazing health & life!  Kariann

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It’s day two of the Ginger Drink Trial & I can now say without reservation that I am hooked!  The pain relief is every bit as good as Motrin & I’m drinking lots more water because of this.  I caught myself draping my leg over the back of the couch, while the other was casually bent as if I had not an RA care in the world.  And that was definitely because of the ginger drink.

I did dilute the package more, so the taste was pleasant & even pleasing & such that I could chug it down if I cared to.  For me it worked best in 12 oz’s of filtered water.

I hope it works as well for you, too!  Do let your MD know if you are taking this, since I’ve read that ginger can interact w/ medications.

Blessings & Hugs!  Kariann

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