If you feel a migraine coming on, you can stop the pain before it starts. How? Simply make a pot of ginger tea and drink it.There has been evidence that ginger tea can combat the onset of migraines due to the ability of ginger to block the effects of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are substances that cause inflammation of the blood vessels in the brain, which leads to migraines.
Though the results are still experimental, 1/3 teaspoon of fresh of powdered ginger or 3 or 4 slices of sliced ginger infused in boiling
water and taken as ginger tea can arrest migraine even before it starts. Using the same theory, ginger has likewise been found to produce "marked" relief in arthritis pain. The ginger tea described above is recommended by Danish researchers for arthritis relief.
A researcher at Cornell University Medical College discovered that ginger has an effect on blood clots that is similar to that of aspirin. By the same token, it appears that high cholesterol levels are lowered using the same active ingredient - thromboxane.
When buying ginger, fresh is best! Be sure to avoid ginger with dry, wrinkled, skin, mold or soft spots. African to Indian ginger are the most potent. Grating or using a garlic press will give you the maximum benefit. Ginger can definitely give you many benefits but more is not always better. An ounce a day should give you all the benefits you will need.