Pain touches everyone in some way; and when this happens, all of us reach for something that we believe will help us. The older I get, the more I find that every ounce of pain is here to teach me something. When I learn the lesson, the pain will vanish and I will have gained wisdom I otherwise would have missed. One of the things I have learned from pain is how to find natural remedies that can not only help make the pain subside, but heal the body.
Ginger is one of the things I reach for when I’m in pain or a family member is in pain. I reach for this food-like medicine regularly, and I’m quite serious when I say this. I use it for many things and use it in many ways. Here are the things we use it for.
Ginger has been used for thousands of years for the treatment of numerous ailments such as colds, nausea, arthritis, migraines, and more. However you use it, make it a part of your life. It’s such a blessing to me and my family. When you find foods that can heal, I celebrate and tell everyone I can!
six ways to use and enjoy your ginger!
Make a Ginger Bug
This is what many call ginger beer or ginger soda. It’s made with its own special culture called a ginger bug, and let me tell you — it’s crazy delicious! People love this drink and we’ve seen it sold in restaurants and stores, but it’s always better to make it yourself. Often the ones in the stores aren’t authentic and aren’t made with actual ginger root. This is a fermented drink, too. This drink is not only so good for you, but fun to make. You’ll need to make a ginger bug first, and then you can make gallons of ginger soda.
Ginger Lemon Water Kefir
Kefir Soda Using Kefir Whey!
Ginger soda made with a Powder Starter
*Note: For most of these recipes you will need brew-safe bottles. You can also use beer bottles or old recycled kombucha bottles. If you wish to make these in 16-ounce bottles, you can simply cut the recipe in half or make two bottles instead of one big bottle.
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