Ginger (Zingiber officinale) has been used as a spice and medicine for over 200 years in Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine, as it contains many useful components that help treat multiple ailments and health conditions, such as arthritis and gastric disorders.
Today we’re going to tell you a recipe for a special ginger beverage that soothes pain, regulates bad cholesterol and high blood sugar and treats arthritis. It’s known as ginger beer, and you can prepare it at home, made of lemon juice, a little sugar, and fresh or dried ginger.
Numerous studies have confirmed the strong ability of ginger to relieve back and muscle pain, as well as chronic pain and degenerative or rheumatoid arthritis. Here’s how to prepare it:
7 oz. of peeled and finely chopped ginger
Several drops of lime juice
8 oz. of sugar
2 cups of filtered water
Half a cup of sparkling water
Method of preparation:
Pour the filtered water into the pot and bring to a boil. As soon as it begins to boil, add the ginger, reduce the heat and cook for 5 minutes. Then set aside for 20 minutes and strain it.
Prepare the syrup in a separate bowl: dissolve the sugar with 1 cup of the filtrated and boiled water.
Mix half a cup of ginger juice with 1/3 of a cup of syrup and half a cup of mineral water. In the end, add lime juice and some organic honey to taste. You can decorate it with lemon slices.
Here are the health benefits of ginger beer:
- soothes pain and inflammation
- helps digestion
- calms stomach upset
- fights flu and common colds
- regulates cholesterol and blood sugar
- prevents cancer
- Increases blood circulation
- prevents cardiovascular problems