I often drink ginger tea when I have indigestion and nausea, but I also drink it for the taste. I enjoy the spicy flavor. Sometimes I combine this ginger tea with a slice of lemon, teaspoon of honey and even a lump of crystallized ginger in hot water.
If you would like, you can steep fresh ginger root in boiling water for about 10 minutes, then add lemon for some bitterness to balance the spice.
Don't be fooled by "ginger ale" when you are sick. This is what I grew up thinking would help me... Check out these ingredients:
Yikes! Homemade ginger beer is made from fermented ginger and water and a probiotic strain, which has gut balancing properties
Ginger candies are another option. I find that the plain ginger chews can be overwhelming, so something like ginger mango would be more palatable. Here are some links of my preferred ginger products.
Ginger has been shown to:
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