A cup of ginger tea before eating prevents a feeling of fullness
Various drugs are available for indigestion; According to health experts, these should only be used in exceptional cases - and after consultation with a doctor. In any case, there are gentler ways to strengthen the digestion more naturally. With ginger, among other things.
Natural remedy for feeling of fullness
Everyone has experienced a feeling of fullness after a sumptuous meal. In the pharmacy there are various - over the counter - medicines for digestive problems, but in most cases they are not necessary. Nature offers significantly healthier alternatives: Ginger tea is an effective home remedy for a feeling of fullness. "The tea warms from the inside and promotes digestion before drinking," wrote the Federal Center for Nutrition (BZfE) in a current announcement.
Stimulate appetite with ginger
"For a large cup of ginger tea, a walnut-sized amount of ginger is peeled and cut into small pieces," the experts explain.
"Then pour hot water over it and let it steep for at least ten minutes." You can refine the taste with a slice of untreated lemon and a spoonful of honey.
The BZfE has another tip: "A few pieces of candied ginger before meals can stimulate the appetite, especially in older people."
Tuber helps against numerous ailments
Ginger was used medicinally thousands of years ago in its native Asia. But even in medieval Europe Hildegard von Bingen and Paracelsus knew and used it for gastrointestinal complaints.
Modern studies confirm this application, as well as its effectiveness in the travel sickness associated with nausea and vomiting as well as dizziness.
In addition, the tuber, which has just been named the medicinal plant of 2018, is a popular home remedy for colds.
Anti-inflammatory and analgesic
Ginger has an anti-inflammatory effect and strengthens the immune system and thus also prevents infections.
In addition, the root has an antispasmodic and analgesic effect. This is partly scientifically proven.
For example, US scientists from the University of Georgia have found that the tuber is effective against muscle pain after excessive exercise.
Furthermore, researchers from the University of Miami were able to demonstrate a pain-relieving effect in osteoarthritis in a study.
Rich in vitamins and minerals
In natural medicine, ginger has been used for a long time against headaches and against high blood lipid levels.
Furthermore, the root, which is also rich in vitamins and minerals, can help you lose weight.
However, people with a sensitive stomach could have problems with larger amounts, not everyone can tolerate the sharpness.
Affected people should ask their doctor for advice if necessary. (ad)