People often ask me how I combat nausea, stomachaches, etc. I have consumed frequent amounts of antibiotics plus the uncountable amount of surgeries result in heavy narcotic pain killers. Firstly, anything I mention is what works for me. I am not condoning if you have a specific condition that all of this is a must. It is a choice. Always consult a doctor or nutritional specialist before taking anything especially if you are taking medications prescribed by a doctor. Some herbal remedies can alter the medications effectiveness. Please be aware!
How do I deal with nausea? Ginger root. My mother gave me ginger root pills as a child for motion sickness. Riding big-yellow school buses made me green! Just thinking about it, makes me green… Five to ten minutes before each ride, I would chew my ginger root pills. For a five year old willing to chew a pill, that’s amazing. To me, they taste amazing. I love ginger.
Raw ginger root: I adore raw ginger root. You can peel or chop ginger pieces, add the pieces into a tea pot—allowing it to steep for a good half an hour or more (or less). The longer it steeps, the stronger the ginger-taste. It is very calming and soothing as it enters the gastrointestinal tract. You can add ginger root to salads or lemon chicken cuisines, giving your food some pep!
Nature’s Way ginger capsules: You can swallow these capsules and relieve nausea almost immediately. If I don’t have any way of brewing my raw roots, I have ginger root capsules on hand. It’s a quick and easy way of defeating sickness. I take them before and after doses of antibiotics. However, if you are unable to swallow pills like myself, you can easily open the capsules, adding them to a small amount of water. It is very potent and has a “kick”. If you can’t handle strong, dilute it with more water (especially very warm water).
Ginger root pills: The pills are more a rare form to find nowadays unless you go to a vitamin store. Pills are chewable, but if you are not keen to chewing pills, you can swallow them. The solid-form pill is best for when you want gradual relief since pills take longer to dissolve inside the stomach.
Benefits: Helps gastrointestinal inflammation, nausea, bloating, arthritis, fevers, toothaches, coughs, and lowers bad cholesterol. Due to ginger root’s warming effect, it can boost the body’s blood circulation which helps those with thicker blood. It also has antispasmodic properties which can ease (not cure) painful monthly menses.
Here’s to happy tummies!