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Ginger is a great form of medicine
Member Name: ally_kats_mama
Ginger comes from the stem or the root of a plant called Zingiber Officinale. It is a herbal remedy which has been used in medicines in Chinese, Asian, Indian, and Arabic cultures for thousands of years.
One of the most popular uses for Ginger is to aleviate the symptoms of sickness. This sickness can be any type of sickness be it from travel sickness to morning sickness. I suffered from awful morning sickness when I was pregnant with my daughter so much so that I would eat something and would see it again 5 minutes later. I was told to give ginger a try. Ginger was not something I particular wanted to try when I was pregnant even though I didn't mind it, the thought made me feel sick but I wanted something to help me so I decided it was worth a try.
I purchased a pack of crystalised Root Ginger. The pack told me that the ginger would help ease the discomfort of sickness including morning sickness as well as helping to to boost the immune system supporting the bodies natural defences to fight off colds.
The crytalised ginger I purchased was from Holland & Barratt and it stated it was fine for pregnant women to use but I do understand that there are some types of ginger which are not suitable for pregnant women so it is always best to check that the one you are purchasing (if for morning sickness reasons) is suitable for during pregnancy.
Crystalised ginger is basically ginger root which has been dried and then coated with sugar.
The crystalised gingers comes in little chunks which would simply just chew until it is all gone. It is brown in colour and usually a little sugar coated. Taste wise it is a spicy sweet taste. You can definately taste the ginger but the little sugar it has on it gives it that sweet kick which actually makes it taste quite nice. Ginger is a warming food and it makes you feel warm whilst your a chewing on it.
I found the ginger quite pleasant in terms of chewing and the taste. It wasn't rock hard as I expected it to be in fact the ginger was fairly soft. I found after 5 or 10 minutes that the nausea I was feeling when I tried my first bit of crystalised ginger went away completely. I was absolutely amazed and always kept some in my bag and in the medicine cabinet. Each time I felt a bout of morning sickness coming on I would chew slowly on a piece of crystalised ginger and it would ease it and then the feeling would disappear completely. It always got rid of that horrible feeling you get in your throat when you feel sick.
Ginger can be used for other types of sickness too and it also comes in other forms such as tea or tablets.
A highly recommened natural form of medicine to help soothe sickness.