2. The Rx: Ginger
The Target: Migraines, Arthritis, Sore Muscles
The Dose: ¼ teaspoon daily
Ginger is known for its amazing properties; either they are about enhancing the taste of the food, or curing a lot of diseases. It is known to soothe the stomach, ease sickness and also helps you get rid of nausea. It breaks up the intestinal gas and blocks a receptor in the gut that is responsible for vomiting. But, it’s not necessary to eat ginger only when you are having some stomach issues. Ginger also has anti-inflammatory properties and is a natural aspirin impersonator. It helps cure migraines, arthritis pain and muscle aches.
There are a lot of methods of consuming ginger. You can grate it and add to Asian dishes, smoothies and juices. You can also drink ginger tea by placing peeled and sliced ginger root in water while it’s boiling and let it steep for about 15 minutes. Another great way to consume ginger is by drinking ginger lemonade (this makes an amazing detox drink as well if you leave the ingredients in water overnight). Add grated gingerroot, honey and lemon juice in ice water and drink.
3. The Rx: Cranberry Juice
The Target: Ulcers
The Dose: 1 cup daily
Cranberry juice is an amazing solution to a lot of problems related to stomach and small intestine. There is a pathogen called H. pylori that is the main reason behind ulcers as it attacks the protective lining of the stomach and small intestine. Usually antibiotics are prescribed but prevention is better than cure; you can drink one cup of cranberry juice daily to prevent any such conditions as it blocks the ability of H. pylori to get attached to the stomach and the small intestine.
According to a study, drinking one cup of cranberry juice every day for three weeks helps eliminate almost 20% of all the cases of H. pylori infection, without using any drugs. But you need to take care that adding sugar to it makes it inflammatory so you should prefer drinking 100% natural cranberry juice. If you find it bitter, you can add water to it to balance the taste. You can also add natural sweeteners like stevia.