Ginger can be used to help alleviate painful migraines. A lot of people experience this problem on a daily basis.
About 12 percent of the U.S. population gets them. Migraines are recurring attacks of moderate to severe pain. The pain is throbbing or pulsing, and is often on one side of the head. During migraines, people are very sensitive to light and sound. They may also become nauseated and vomit.
Migraine is three times more common in women than in men. Some people can tell when they are about to have a migraine because they see flashing lights or zigzag lines or they temporarily lose their vision.
Many things can trigger a migraine. These include: anxiety, stress, lack of food or sleep, exposure to light, hormonal changes (in women). Doctors used to believe migraines were linked to the opening and narrowing of blood vessels in the head. Now they believe the cause is related to genes that control the activity of some brain cells.
Homemade Ginger Recipe to Get Rid Of Migraines Instantly
You can find various brands of ginger ale on the shelves in all supermarkets in the country. But, the best choice for you is to make your own, homemade natural ginger ale, which will be entirely different and better tasting. You can make 1 liter bottle of homemade natural ginger ale in your home, as long as you have the right ingredients.
- 4 cups of water
- 1 cup peeled and grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- Fizzy carbonated water
- Juice of 2 limes
First of all, you should put the water in a bowl and boil it. When the water starts to boil, you should add the ginger. Lower the heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes. When it’s done, you should strain the liquid. The easiest way to do this is to pour the syrup through a fine mesh strainer. Push down on the bits to get all the juice out of the ginger mixture. When you’re done with straining the mixture, you should put the bowl with the liquid in an ice bath or put it in the refrigerator until it reaches room temperature – 68 to 72°F (20 to 22°C). When it’s cooled you should mix the sparkling water with the ginger water, and then add lime juice and honey to taste.
Health Benefits of This Amazing Ginger Super Drink
As we mentioned before, the best way is to make your own, homemade natural ginger ale, because many store-bought brands of ginger ale contain very little ginger, and may not provide the same health benefits as using the fresh herb. Some brands are even artificially flavored, and contain no ginger at all. Do your research before buying, or just make your own ginger ale at home.
Natural ginger ale has antioxidant properties that eliminate free radicals that may be brought about by metabolic reactions within your body. As a result, it protects your tissues from damage. Free radicals can also damage your cells because their walls are delicate, and this can lead to cell mutation. Mutant cells in your body can bring about development of medical complications, such as arthritis, cataracts and rheumatism. Natural ginger ale comprises of gingerols, a chemical substance that can kill ovarian cancer cells. Natural ginger ale contains medicinal properties that can reduce inflammation caused by bone diseases, such as osteoarthritis.
Other Methods to Use Ginger to Get Rid Of Migraines
- Inhale the vapors of the boiling water and the headache will disappear
- You can make a paste by mixing ginger powder with a little warm water. When the paste is ready, just apply it over your forehead and you will get a big relief from the pain caused by migraine
- Or, you can crush fresh ginger and boil it with water. Drink this warm liquid and you will feel much better
Note: it’s very important for you to consult your doctor before using any of these homemade remedies for a migraine relief or if you intend to delay or completely stop taking the standard prescribed drugs against migraine.