I know, ginger jokes are so 2010.
I’m obsessed with ginger.
You know how the Dad in My Big Fat Greek Wedding is always trying to cure everyone and everything with a spritz of Windex? That’s me with ginger. I’m not just a ginger lover, I’m a ginger PUSHER.
Upset stomach? Headache? Here, have some ginger. Feeling dizzy? Have the flu? Better take some ginger. Bump your elbow? Blister on your foot? Guy on the metro look at you funny? GINGER GINGER GINGERRRR.
More specifically, I always carry these ginger chews in my bag (and have them in my kitchen cabinet and at my desk at work), and I happily dole them out to anyone who complains within earshot of any type of ailment. I’ve converted many a skeptic this way. (Like I said, PUSHER. Or a drug dealer. The first taste is always free.)
They’re spicy and sweet and truly a wonderful, natural, fast-acting remedy. Any time I have an upset stomach, low blood sugar, or am just feeling off, one of these instantly makes me feel better. (And it’s not just because I’m addicted!). There’s a reason your mom gave you gingerale when you were sick. Ginger has lots of wonderful healing and anti-inflammatory properties, and has been used as such for generations. I promise I'm not just making this up.
As an added bonus, they're pretty cheap. I have found them at Trader Joe's, World Market, Whole Foods, and even my local grocery store for less than $3 for a 3 ounce bag. Not too shabby. Additionally I should note that this type of ginger is not the only kind that works: I've also used crystallized ginger, candied ginger, real ginger beer, ginger syrup, and fresh ginger root to help my nausea. (Like I said ... addicted.) It's just that these are small, individually wrapped, and easy to bring everywhere. I highly recommend them if you're looking to break into the ginger arena.
Have you tried ginger as a natural remedy?