17
Sep
09

Ginger

GINGER

When I quit drinking Beer everyday about 8 years ago, I’d get horrible heart burn after dinner everynight. My first cure was Northern Neck ginger ale that at the time had real ginger and cane sugar. It’s uncertain what’s in the recipe now since this wonderful prohibition era family business has been bought out and changed (they were probably worried because this drink use to be WAY better than Canada Dry). I also had a good friend on chemotherapy that told me thanks, that crystalized ginger had worked better than the 20 dollar pill for nausea. I really can’t say enough good things about ginger!

“Ginger, the underground stem, or rhizome, of the plant Zingiber officinale has been used as a medicine in Asian, Indian, and Arabic herbal traditions since ancient times. In China, for example, ginger has been used to aid digestion and treat stomach upset, diarrhea, and nausea for more than 2,000 years. Ginger has also been used to help treat arthritis, colic, diarrhea, and heart conditions. In addition to these medicinal uses, ginger continues to be valued around the world as an important cooking spice and is believed to help treat the common cold, flu-like symptoms, headaches, and even painful menstrual periods. Native to Asia where its use as a culinary spice spans at least 4,400 years, ginger grows in fertile, moist, tropical soil.”

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4 Responses to “Ginger”


  1. 1 O3
    September 17, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    This may useful to Boatdog :

    Several studies suggest that ginger may be more effective than placebo in reducing symptoms associated with motion sickness. In one trial of 80 novice sailors (prone to motion sickness), those who took powdered ginger experienced a significant reduction in vomiting and cold sweating compared to those who took placebo.

  2. 2 boatdog
    September 17, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Thanks! I’ll try that.

    Ginger was also my favorite character on Gilligan’s Island.

  3. 3 conway
    September 19, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Sugared ginger tastes great, but if you eat too much of it, you will get indigestion and think you are having a heart attack!

  4. September 23, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Northern Neck Ginger Ale is the best.


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