Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea
These common stomach upsets can be brought about from cold germs, over eating, or an unbalanced diet. Ginger is an anti-parasitic, so it helps to fight off those bad tummy bugs. Mix fresh or powdered ginger in hot water as a tea to detox and flush your system. Consuming a mouthful of fresh ginger or natural ginger capsules will also do the trick.
Ginger, magnesium and an increase of folic acid in your diet may help to subside strong headaches and migraines. Typical headache sufferers have low rates of magnesium, so high-dose supplements are often helpful. In addition to supplements, try rubbing peppermint oil on temples when you feel a headache coming on.
Wounds, Burns, and Cuts
Vitamin E capsules are great to take for skin and nails, but if you pop the capsules and rub the oil on open scars, the Vitamin E will help your skin to repair itself. Vitamin C is is also an effective antioxidant that can help speed up the healing process, because it helps protect cells from damage and free radicals. Rubbing fresh aloe or bottled aloe vera gel on burns, scars and sunburn will expedite healing as well.
Cramps, Joint and Muscle Pain
Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, ginger is also fantastic for muscle and joint pain, as well as muscle and menstrual cramps, arthritis or other orthopedic-related pain.
High Blood Pressure
Garlic boosts the immune system that helps fight the common cold, cancer and lower high blood pressure. Consume garlic pills or fresh garlic on a regular basis. If taken in high doses, results have been comparable with common pharmaceutical drugs.
Some have noted cinnamon can lower blood sugar when used as a supplement regularly. Regular use of cinnamon has also been shown to lower high bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase good cholesterol levels (HDL), which is very helpful for heart disease sufferers. Cinnamon has also been shown to fight off viruses and germs very aggressively.