How Adding Ginger To Your Diet Can Relieve Your Crohn’s and Colitis SymptomsLeave a Comment
How Adding Ginger To Your Diet Can Relieve Your Crohn’s and Colitis Symptoms
By Cort Davies
Are you searching for some instant relief for your Crohn’s or Colitis symptoms? If so, I have a little secret weapon that you may not know about. It’s that small, yellowish looking root in the produce section of your grocery store. The ginger root!
I cannot say enough about ginger. It is a miracle food. In the famous De Materia Medica 77 A.D., Dioscorides recorded that ginger “warms and softens the stomach.” According to the University of Texas (and many other universities), “ginger aids the digestive tract by toning muscles in the intestine and stimulating the breakdown of food particles.” For those of us that have Crohn’s or Colitis, this could be the little boost we need to help us feel a little better.
I came to learn about ginger through research on anti-inflammatory foods. I knew enough about Crohn’s to know my digestive tract was inflamed and I needed to put out the fire.
In some deep research I’ve learned that ginger contains a compound called gingerol. This compound is thought to have a powerful anti-inflammatory effect. It’s so powerful that it’s been documented to relieve sufferers of severe arthritis and protect humans from colorectal cancer.
Ginger has also been known to help with nausea and motion sickness, kill ovarian cancer cells, boost the immune system and its been around for thousands of years! According to Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Legacy, “Confucius wrote as far back as 500 B.C. of never being without ginger when he ate.”
I hope this makes you curious to at least give ginger a try. To make it easy I will share with you the way I consume ginger.
So how should you consume ginger?
- Start by getting some nice fresh ginger root. It’s very inexpensive. Try to get the organic kind but if you cannot, the non-organic is acceptable.
- Cut a 4-6 inch long piece and cut off the hard skin.
- Then slice the ginger into as many pieces as possible.
- Throw it in some water and boil for 10-15 min. The liquid should be yellow in color when finished. If its even darker, almost orange, you’re lucky! You got a really good piece of ginger.
- Then pour it into a coffee mug and drink it.
- I think its super yummy and pungent but if the flavor is tough you can add a little organic honey.
That’s it! Try drinking 1-2 cups a day for at least 10-14 days. To make it easier, after you drink the liquid you can put the cooked ginger in Tupperware and use it again, up to a week while adding a few more fresh pieces to it every time.
I hope this helps you feel better. There is a good chance it will help. Good luck.