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I had a harsh cold/flu recently...and when I get sick like that...I burp a lot (lots of excess gas). I chop up a tablespoon of ginger, and steep it like a tea...and it really settles my stomach and relieve all my gas whether I'm burping or farting. the bonus is it really helps your sore throat, because of its spicy properties.

Posted by Paul on January 22, 2009 10:41 AM

I was on a sea cruise during hurricane Ike. It was terrible. The sea sickness pills made me billious. Ginger changed all that and we even went dancing on the 14th floor lounge at 2 am, although it was hard to keep footing while the room moved, but no more sea sickness. It sure helps with arthritis pain.

Posted by ottocf on June 1, 2009 9:47 AM

my great great great grand father half americian indian
take ginger for years during
1940 my great father is great man that black wasn.t not allow to see the doctor
during that time ihave half Americian Indian in my blood
when my grandmother was alive
she go to the herb doctors
when i have the flu.while in the US Navy i learn different culture use herbs i learn a lots here in the US about the dollars

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Posted by Chrish Tiyan on August 16, 2009 6:17 AM

Ginger tea is helpful to my nausea.

Posted by Leah lascuna on January 29, 2012 5:09 AM

I can actually account for some of the claims above about ginger! For example, it INSTANTANEOUSLY cured my nausea when I was feeling nauseous. I actually think it helps any kind of nausea, no matter what the causes are. It also helped with my gastrointestinal problems such as having gas stuck in my stomach and the horrible tummy ache that accompanied that. When I took a natural ginger candy (Chimes Ginger Chews), it helped remove the gas! I'm yet to see if the menstrual cramp cure is true but I have faith that this God-given herb will solve that issue too!

Posted by Mary on March 4, 2012 11:10 AM

i use ginger in cooking bbq and its helpful with my stomach problems. since i use it everyday my stomacn pain has almost disappered

Posted by alan on April 14, 2012 9:34 AM

so glad i found this i was battling a sinus head ache amd my cousin told me about apple cider vinger which caused me to investigate other methods. when i came across ginger. I use it for the sinus pressure and migrane and boy did it relieve all that pressure. I drink ginger tea with honey and a teaspoon of honey everday now and its such a great eye opener. My muscle soreness from the gym subsided, I haven't had headache in a while, and my tummy feels good everyday. And I know it helps with the fat burning. Its just my cure all!

Posted by SR on May 17, 2012 4:15 PM

Being alergic to cold and nausea I came to know that in such cases the ginger is so much helpful i started to take it as a chewing gum.I found it really very helpful and i got relief from them.

Posted by Nafeesur Rahman on May 19, 2012 12:43 PM

Ginger is very very good medicine tested and proven by me.

Posted by lea on June 6, 2012 3:15 AM

Ginger in the treatment of ovarian cancer may be a powerful weapon. A study conducted at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that ginger powder induces cell death, which is used in all ovarian cancer cells.

Posted by alexjohn on October 29, 2012 2:01 AM

There's ginger drink that comes in powder sold in drugstores and it really helped treating my tonsilitis and cough. If you're a singer, this is the perfect drink for you! :)

Posted by zeffy on November 11, 2012 7:52 AM

Crystalized/candied ginger is easy and inexpensive to make at home and is a very convenient form in which to use ginger directly.

Posted by Chris Bushman on January 3, 2013 9:57 AM

I love using ginger to make ginger beer. My mother makes a Caribbean blend that feels great when I have a sore throat. Thanks for posting.

Posted by Andrew on January 15, 2013 5:01 PM

My urine use to smell so bad and i just happened to start drinking ginger tea. all these years i am complaining to all the doctors. i found the cure myself. thank u ginger.

Posted by shernette anderson on February 8, 2013 9:05 PM

I buy about 2lbs of ginger, peel it and slice it thin, julienne it if you can. Cook it down with the juice of one lemon and two cups dried sugar cane juice, add about a half cup of water too. After cooking it for about 90 minutes either use a stick blender or let it cool a little and use a regular blender or food processor until it is like a paste, put it in clean jars and refrigerate.

That is used to prepare hot drinks when your sick.

Place 1 tbs of ginger in a cup, the juice of half a lemon, 1 tbs honey and fill with boiling water, stir well.

Sip frequently, have several cups per day until you feel better.

I enjoy it so much I drink it when I'm not sick too!

Posted by Pauly on February 10, 2013 8:11 PM

had no idea about the cancer benefits. thanks for posting.

Posted by walter on March 6, 2013 3:47 AM

is ginger good for somebody on RVD?

Posted by ny on March 9, 2013 5:01 AM

I just love ginger! It's on my daily use with garlic and apple cider vinegar, and i don't understand how i managed before.
But there's something i have hard times with. Well, my girlfriend is pregnant and she's having "morning" sickness...all day, every day. But doctors and internet says, "when with a child, one shouldn't eat ginger, or sesame seeds"...or the child dies or becomes a mutant or something. Is there something to that rule, or why do they make so big deal about it?

Posted by Atte on March 16, 2013 2:53 AM

I chop up a tablespoon of ginger and steep it like a tea ... and it really settles my stomach and relieves all my gas whether I'm burping or farting. The bonus is it really helps your sore throat, because of its spicy properties.

Posted by Manhei on March 30, 2013 2:59 AM

I will cut ginger into small pieces and add cumin seeds and salt to it.Then i will keep it in sunlight to dry for 3-4 days. In case of stomach upset,i will take 3-4 pieces. Within 30 min it will cure indigestion.

Posted by yashika on April 6, 2013 8:28 AM

In Chinese medicine, ginger tea with brown sugar is used in the treatment of menstrual cramps.

Posted by nick on April 8, 2013 3:43 AM

That's correct ginger is a powerful weapon and people have to utilize it.

Posted by serrurier on April 9, 2013 10:28 PM

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