The general population of India know inherently that Ginger is good for upset stomachs and aids digestion. As a member of the Reeds Crew I was there a few years ago. I find Asia inspiring, wonderful and slightly scary all at once. Throughout Asia I found Ginger in many forms. From pickled with sushi to straight up raw chewing of the root I think I may have seen, if not all, a fair amount of ways to ingest the root.
Ginger, in actual fact, the stem and underground part of the ginger plant, has been used for medicinal purposes in Asia for thousands of years. In China Ginger has been a staple remedy for colic, diarrhoea and most especially Nausea for some 2 thousand years.
Now I am sure that there are sceptics out there saying well, they used to use â€œleachesâ€ thousands of years ago too! Science has advanced! Well that may be true but people don’t still use leaches today for good reason. Science has not backed up their claims.
Apart from its excellent results with old wives tales Ginger has been proven (through double blind clinical trials) to drastically reduce the onset of nausea and vomiting. Going the natural route has always appealed to me. Maybe it was growing up in an environment where Natural and wholesome was considered better and cooler, or maybe it’s just that I dislike putting chemicals in my body: either way, I am sticking with ginger.
#TRC :”The Reeds Crew”