3 Alternative Treatments Even Mainstream Hospitals Swear By

December 1, 2014 4:37 PM

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Ginger, it turns out, is not just an ingredient in stir-fries or spicy candy, but also a mainstay in traditional Chinese medicine. In Chinese medicine, fresh ginger is used to treat stomach upset, counteract some types of the common cold, and help ease coughing. Chinese medical practitioners describe ginger as warming the abdomen, treating exterior wind-cold syndrome, warming the lung, and eliminating toxicity. Scientific studies have indeed shown that ginger can be dramatically effective in aiding digestion and helping to alleviate stomach upset. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, ginger can safely relieve pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting. Using ginger to soothe stomach upset can be as simple as slicing a fresh piece of ginger about 1 inch long and pouring hot water over it to brew a warm and comforting cup of ginger tea.

Garlic bread, garlicky pasta sauce, garlic in pickles ... all of these are familiar to the Western eye. Garlic has also been used for millennia in traditional Chinese medicine to reduce swelling, relieve toxicity, kill parasites, and counteract food poisoning. Chinese medical practitioners describe ...

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