Ginger has been traditionally used in holistic medicine for treatment of various health issues, including stomach sickness and arthritis pain.
This miraculous ingredient in combination with some other favorable items can provide numerous health benefits. Ginger ale can be made from both fresh and dried ginger, some lemon juice and sugar.
Ginger can reduce pain and inflammation
Ginger has a wide variety of benefits it provides, among which are its strong properties to soothe muscle and back pain. Furthermore, due to its high content of natural compounds called gingerols, it also possesses anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger has been proved to provide considerable pain relief to people suffering from degenerative or rheumatoid arthritis and/or chronic muscle pain by numerous clinical studies.
Ginger Ale for Pain and Inflammation
- 200g (1 cup) peeled, finely chopped ginger
- A few drops of lime juice
- 225g (1 cup) sugar
- 115ml (1/2 cup) club soda (per glass)
- Lime slices (for garnish)
- 450ml (2 cups) purified water
Boil two cups of water in a saucepan. Add the ginger, reduce the heat to medium-low, and leave the ginger simmer for 5 minutes. Then, remove the saucepan from the heat and leave for 20 minutes. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the liquid and remove the ginger pieces.
In another saucepan, make the simple syrup by dissolving 1 cup of sugar into 1 cup of boiling water.
Now mix 1/2 cup of ginger water with 1/3 cup of the simple syrup and 1/2 cup of club soda. Sweeten with honey to taste, and you can also add some lime juice to taste.
Additional Health Benefits of Ginger Ale
Ginger reduces bad cholesterol and high blood sugar and is beneficial for blood circulation and cancer prevention. Furthermore, it can soothe respiratory conditions and cough as well. It is highly beneficial for relieving indigestion and nausea and successfully reduces fever relieving symptoms of cold and flu.