This amazing herb has been used for centuries by Ayurvedic and Chinese practitioners. It has significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to help reduce anxiety, digestive problems, relieve morning sickness, arthritis and the common cold.
The word ginger, comes from Sanskrit stringa-vera, which means “hornlike body.” Just look at the root and you’ll see how the meaning describes its appearance.
A wonderful concoction I use to treat sinus infections is a ginger compress:
1. Grate 1 Tbsp fresh ginger root in 1 cup of water and simmer on the stovetop for 15 minutes.
2. Take the lid off the saucepan and strain the ginger in a fine strainer and save the water.
3. Let it cool slightly (as warm as you can tolerate it) and wet a washcloth in the ginger water.
4. Wring out the washcloth and lay over your sinuses with a dry towel over the compress to keep the warmth in.
5. Lye down and relax with compress on sinuses for 15-20 minutes or until the compress cools.
6. Repeat several times. The ginger helps pull out toxins and decreases inflammation as the warmth opens the sinuses.