How to Make Ginger Water to Treat Migraines, Heartburn, Joint and Muscle Pain

The Power of Ginger Water
Ginger has always been respected for its powerful effects on gastrointestinal issues. This carminative (a substance that helps eliminate intestinal gas) is widely used for everything from mild stomach upset and heartburn to nausea and vomiting. (1) It is also a proven intestinal spasmolytic, meaning it can help to relax and soothe the intestinal tract. (2)

But ginger is much more than a remedy for stomach issues. This powerful root has also been shown to relieve migraines. In fact, researchers showed that ginger is just as effective as Imitrex (sumatriptan), a popular prescription triptan medication that works by constricting blood vessels and blocking the pain pathways in your brain.

While some people can feel immediate relief using this drug, in 40 percent of people the headache will return within 24 hours, often worse than the original. (3)

Of more concern, however, is that triptans come with side effects such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness and muscle weakness and in some cases, even more serious symptoms like coronary artery spasms, heart attacks, stroke, abnormal heart beats, and even seizures. (4)

In the double blind study, some people were given 250 grams of dried ginger, while others were provided 50 mg of sumatriptan. Results revealed that ginger was just as effective as the sumatriptan, actually providing relief to a whopping 90 percent of people within two hours.

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