Ginger and a Tummy Ache

Ginger and a Tummy

The little one has a tummy ache.  It’s spring break, and a full day was planned.  But all she wants to do is curl up with her little blankie and lie down.  Save the day and send that tummy ache away with ginger.

There’s nothing like a tummy ache to put a damper on spring break plans.  All the brothers and sisters and their friends were so excited for the day’s activities.  Lunches have been packed, tickets purchased, swimsuits and towels carefully laid out.  But everything suddenly changes with, “I have a tummy ache, Mommy.”  Little hearts are about to be broken, and tears start flowing.  Mommy’s heart is sad too, and there are tears in her eyes.  Let’s give her a bit of ginger and see if the day’s plans can be salvaged.

This herb has been used for years as to doctor the tummy.  It comes the same family as turmeric. You can read my post about it here. Unfortunately in modern times, it seems to have been largely forgotten.  It’s sad too, because it is more effective than current nausea medications.  Our ancestors used it in food and for medicine. And they would pay dearly for said herb.

Benefits of Ginger

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Combat nausea
  • Kills ovarian cancer
  • Fights cold and flu
  • Eases aches and pains
  • Regulates blood sugar in diabetes
  • Lower risk of heart disease
  • Boosts brain function

Some Cautions…

If using in pregnancy, use in moderation.

My Final Thoughts…

I am one that suffers from a lot of tummy troubles.  When I first graduated nursing school, I worked on a medical-surgical floor.  So many of my patients came in with abdominal pain, and we tried every diagnostic test we had, gave them massive amounts of pain medication, and sent them home after a week with no answers.  I couldn’t afford to take a week off work and end up with those results.

What I find so amazing about ginger is it has been around for so long.  There was a time when it was harder to obtain, but that’s not the case anymore.  And if it works so much better than modern medicine, why did we fix something that wasn’t broken?

Do you need some ginger?  Get some here.  So if it’s spring break, and your little one has a tummy ache, save the day and send it away.

Let’s Talk…

What have you used ginger for?  Let me know in the comments.

This post was shared over at A Bountiful Love,  Not so Modern,  Jann Olson,  Saving 4 Six,  Katherine’s Corner,  Nancy on the Home Front,  Diary of a Real Housewife,  Raising Homemakers,  The Homesteading Hippy,  Pieced Pastimes,  Across the Blvd,  Marathons and Motivation,  The Pistachio Project,  Mrs. AOK,  Making Our Life Mattter,  Life of Faith,  Mom’s the Word,  Nourishing Joy,  Strangers and Pilgrims,  The Modest Mom,  The Sustainable Couple,  F. Dean Hackett,  Epic Mommy Adventures,  Darling Down’s Diaries,  Born Again Farm Girl,  April J. Harris,  Tumbleweed ContessaOur Piece of Earth,  Classical Homemaking,  Urban Naturale,  God’s Growing Garden, Rosilind Jukic, and Linda’s Lunacy.

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  1. Carol Cook says:

    I have been sharing your different posts with my husband. We are trying to incorporate the different herbs you talk about in our cooking.

    I have been suffering from a full body rash for over 4 months as the doctors try to figure out just what is causing it. I think we both need to be thinking “herbs” rather than medications.

    thanks for sharing at SYC.

  2. JES says:

    Great post! We have begun using ginger as of late and really love it! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! 🙂

  3. April J Harris says:

    I love ginger and use it in both sweet and savoury dishes. I rarely think about its health benefits though so it’s lovely to be reminded just how good it is for us! Thank you for sharing this post with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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