Ginger Ale Soda for Managing Chronic Pain Symptoms

The Ginger Ale Soda Recipe

Holistic medicine has used ginger to treat a variety of different health conditions. For over 2000 years the Chinese have been using ginger to treat issues such as arthritis, heart disease, stomach problems, nausea and other medical disorders.

Central to its healing power are two compounds: gingerol and shogaol. Gingerol in particular is an extremely powerful anti-inflammatory compound, which is able to help reduce chronic inflammation.

Health Benefits of Ginger

  • Ginger possesses the potential to decrease chronic inflammation, arthritis pain as well as migraines.
  • Research has also shown that it can be useful in alleviating the symptoms of gout, ulcers, and complications from diabetes.
  • Research has demonstrated that ginger has the potential to help ease muscle and back pain.
  • Women have found relief from menstrual pain when consuming ginger.
  • Its natural ability to work as an antihistamine and decongestant make it an exceptional remedy for relieving cold and flu symptoms as well.
  • It’s able to reduce gas and other painful spasms occur in the intestinal tract.
  • It is known to counteract rhinovirus which is the cause of the common cold.
  • It’s able able to create a warming effect which is known to stimulate body circulation.

While there are many great benefits to consuming ginger, many people opt for a ginger soda that is typically crammed full of caffeine and refined sugar which is not the way to access the healing benefits of natural ginger.

If you want to create your own natural ginger ale all you have to do is follow the simple recipe.

Ginger Soda Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of filtered or sparkling water,
  • 1 teaspoon of organic dark maple syrup,
  • 3 inches of ginger root,
  • 1 juiced lemon,
  • 4 holy basil leaves (or regular basil)

Preparation:

  1. Juice the ginger root with a juicer or otherwise finally grate it and then squeeze out the ginger juice with a strainer.
  2. Combine the lemon, water, maple syrup, ginger and basil inside of a large mason jar.
  3. Shake the jar very well.
  4. Try enjoying this ginger ale soda throughout the day or even let it percolate overnight and enjoy the next day.

Ginger is a staple of the Indian diet where matchsticks of fresh ginger are soaked in lemon juice and salt and used as a refreshing accompaniment to many cooked meals. Try our ginger ale soda recipe or search for another means of integrating ginger into your diet if you would like to see some medical improvements.

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