Ginger, the root of the Zingiber officinale plant, originated in Asia and has been used as a spice and herbal medicine for thousands of years.
Ginger is a root plant with a sharp, pungent taste. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, it can be used to treat nausea and vomiting. Ginger also has been used with some success to treat arthritis, ulcerative colitis and other inflammatory conditions. You can benefit from some of ginger’s medicinal properties by ingesting it in the form of juice. Though a fresh ginger root is optimal, ginger powder can also be used.
On the other hand, lemon is another one of the big powerful medicines that promotes health in different ways. It too is considered a natural thinning agent. Its vitamin C content turns it into a very effective antioxidant that promotes waste elimination from the body, fights fluid retention, helps detoxify the body and contributes to a reduction in abdominal swelling.
Ginger Water Recipe
- 2-inch piece of ginger
- Raw honey
- Half a lemon
- 3 cups water
Initially, use a zester to grate the ginger. Then, add the water and lemon juice. In the end, add honey, and stir well.
New research has thrown light upon the fact that drinking ginger lemon tea on a daily basis can reduce kidney damage that occurs due to the effects of diabetes. The high levels of zinc found in ginger play a prime role in the production and secretion of insulin. It is the insulin that controls the blood sugar levels and keeps diabetes in check.