Generous Ginger!

Ginger is another one of those herbs that we know to be a “cure-all”, documented as such in Aruveydic, Chinese, American folk and Islamic medicine. Ginger acts as an anti-nausea remedy, stimulates circulation and aids digestion, and reportedly is an aid against cold and bronchial symptoms. This food is so special that it is mentioned in the Holy Qur’an. Allah says: “...and they will be given to drink a cup of wine mixed with ginger” (76:17). According to The Medicine of the Prophet, ginger is hot in the second degree and wet in the first degree. It heats the body, helps the ingestion process, softens the stomach mildly, helps open the clogs of the liver that are caused by coldness and wetness, and helps against the wetness that causes sight impairment. Ginger is also said to strengthen sexual power and decompose the thick gases that accumulate in the intestines and stomach. When taken with hot water and sugar or honey, it works as a laxative that will rid the intestines of harmful bacteria. Ginger also makes an effective ointment to dissolve phlegm.

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