Raw Ginger Relieves Cramps & Calms Eczema Flare-ups

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How It Works

I avoid eczema flare ups by keeping yeast and sugar out of my diet but from time to time I give in, or accidentally eat sugar without realizing (it's slipped into a lot of food at restaurants!). When I do, raw ginger, which is anti-inflammatory, helps tame the flare up. I also find that a high dose of ginger helps me relieve menstrual cramps and reduce bloating.

If you have a blender, working ginger into your morning routine is pretty easy. After washing and peeling a thumb-size chunk of ginger, I either blend it into a fruit smoothie or use it to make a ginger-lime water drink with a lot of bite.

For the smoothie, I like to use ginger (1 thumb size), strawberries (5), banana (half), coconut water (10 oz), spinach (a handful)

For the gingery lime 'agua fresco', I combine lime juice (1.5 small limes), water (sparkling or flat, 12 oz), ginger (1 thumb size), and a little sweetner to taste (I usually use stevia, but honey or agave would work well too)

What You’ll Need

  • a blender
  • fresh ginger root

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Someone recommended I take a ginger shot when my eczema flared up, to help reduce inflammation. I found it worked well. Since I don't have a juicer at home, I started playing around with DIY ways to bring the same high-power dose of raw ginger into my regular diet. If you have a powerful blender, blending it into smoothies and drinks is really simple.

What do you think?

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Steve Sloane
By Steve Sloane
135 - Community Member
7 months ago

The drink sounds great, but since I don't like Stevia, I would juice 3 medium apples with a small wedge of lemon including the rind, with a slice of raw ginger. I used to make it when demonstrating Omega Juicers. I called "Adult Lemonade".

Steve Sloane
By Steve Sloane
135 - Community Member
7 months ago

Instead of water + stevia, which I don't like, try juicing what I call "adult lemonade". Three whole medium apples, an eighth of a small lemon including the rind, a slice of raw ginger, just 1/4" cross-section of a thumb. That is all. The drink bites, and gives you a delightful pucker that will leave you clicking your tongue. It is great for respiratory, anti-inflammatory, alkalizing, energizing.

Steve Sloane
By Steve Sloane
135 - Community Member
10 months ago

I like ginger in green drinks. It is great for respiration and energizing. It has bite and I love its flavor.