via Ginger | NCCIH
The National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health recently sent out an email about ginger. I thought this would be a good excuse to get back to my blog.
I frequently recommend using ginger to patients. There are ginger supplements available in many forms, but its pretty easy to find raw ginger root in the grocery store produce aisle. I use raw ginger in stir fry or make a “tea” (herbal infusion) with hot water, ginger root and water.
Ginger is a great remedy for motion sickness, Meniere’s Disease, or morning sickness. Simply inhaling the spicy scent gives you instant relief.
I often recommend ginger to help stabilize blood sugars. Ginger has been shown to reduce A1c (blood sugar average) and fasting blood sugars in diabetics.¹
Ginger essential oil has a much longer shelf life than the root, and its easy to carry when you travel. One very strong recommendation is that ginger is a “hot” oil, meaning it has a lot of kick. I strongly recommend diluting essential oil in a carrier oil if your going to use it topically.