Effective remedy for colds: As ginger tea works more effectively
When it took a cold during the cold season, it almost nothing works and a ginger tea. When making the drink, but often make small mistakes. We explain what to look for, so that the popular home remedy for the cold symptoms is even better.
Natural remedy for the common cold
The nose, throat and headache: in the cold months of autumn and winter you can cool down quickly. For adults, two to four influenza infections per year are completely normal. You do not necessarily have to resort to medication. There are also many effective home remedies for treating the common cold. One of them is ginger tea. When preparing it, however, we must avoid some common mistakes.
Almost no home remedies work so well against the symptoms of cold as hot ginger tea. But the preparation of the drink usually makes avoidable errors. (Image: Hetizia / fotolia.com)
In this country, ginger is known primarily as an ingredient for pumpkin soup, as part of several Thai curries, in the embedded version of sushi and in tea or beaten.
As a result of the fruity spicy note, it is not only delicious, but also very healthy. In Asia, the "wonderful tuber" has been used for millennia to treat many diseases.
Ginger has an anti-inflammatory effect. In addition, the essential oils and spicy contents reinforce the immune system and warm from the inside.
Avoid common mistakes
Even an infection has been captured, the tuber can help. For example, ginger tea is a popular home remedy for colds. In the preparation, however, the mistakes are often made.
According to health experts, the ginger tuber should be cut into thin slices before boiling. Otherwise, valuable ingredients have been lost.
This is also the reason why ginger should not be peeled. After all, the entire tuber is healthy, even the shell.
The infusion temperature must, unlike, for example, green or black tea, be in boiling. Consequently, boiling water can be covered directly in the glass or sliced. After five minutes of preparation, the tea is perfect.
Then you can remove the pieces of ginger and taste it with lemon and honey.
Experts advise the organic variant, since it is less contaminated with chemicals.
Antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic
Ginger is not just the thing to sneeze our noses. The tuber has antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic. This is partially proven scientifically.
For example, American scientists at the University of Georgia found that the tuber is effective against muscle pain after excessive exercise.
In addition, researchers at the University of Miami in a study have shown an analgesic effect on osteoarthritis.
He showed that, in most patients, knee pain could be reduced in a six-week treatment with ginger extracts.
Even in medieval Europe, Hildegard von Bingen and Paracelsus met him and used it for gastrointestinal complaints.
The modern studies confirm this application, as well as the effectiveness of the accompaniment with nausea and vomiting and dizziness.
Not everyone can withstand sharpness
In natural medicine, ginger has also been used for a long time against high levels of lipids in the blood.
The tuber is also popular as home remedies for fullness. It works with digestive problems, diarrhea, loss of appetite and many other complaints.
In addition, ginger is rich in vitamins and minerals and can help you lose weight.
However, people with a sensitive stomach may experience problems with larger amounts, and not everyone can resist sharpness. Patients should consult their doctor if necessary. (Ad)