5 Reasons Ginger Is An Important Part of Your Medicine Cabinet

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Packed with vitamins, trace minerals, and helpful enzymes, ginger has some really powerful benefits for your health that go back thousands of years. Modern research is now catching up on how amazing this root is!


Ginger Reduces Inflammation.

Almost all dis-easements in the body include inflammation on some level. The good news is that what you eat can help reduce inflammation and improve your overall health, as this meta-analysis found. There are many ways that ginger can help with inflammation, especially for those with diabetes. Ginger helps reduce inflammation of the heart, lower blood pressure, and is even being studied to be part of a treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS). Ginger has also shown to be very helpful for reducing heavy menstrual bleeding. I’ve written about more ways to reduce inflammation here.


Ginger Is Antiviral.

Ginger has had a previous reputation for helping treat the common cold and influenza at home. Well, ginger is about to add a powerful item to its resume – it has properties that prevent a virus from replicating in your body – especially if you are taking it in before getting a virus. It also blocks a virus from attaching to the cells in the respiratory tract, which is making ginger a powerful consideration for alternative treatment for Covid-19 (along with its other anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, and immunomodulatory properties).


Ginger Reduces Nausea.

Many women reach for ginger as an age-old remedy for nausea in early pregnancy – and they are right to do so! Ginger has been shown to be more effective than Vitamin B6 treatment for reducing nausea in early pregnancy. This study showed that it can even reduce the frequency of vomiting for women with emesis gravidarum (severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy).

However, ginger also has been shown to reduce post-operative nausea and is even more effective than acupressure in relieving nausea and vomiting in chemotherapy patients. Not able to keep anything down after surgery or chemo? This study shows ginger essential oil reduces nausea and vomiting as well.*

*My favorite essential oil brand is Primavera, because the company has such a clean and high-quality extraction and distillation process. If you wish, you can use the code amberbodilyhealth for a discount at checkout.


Ginger Reduces Migraines.

Headaches and migraines can be so challenging to move through everyday life with – especially if they are debilitating. Ginger can help prevent migraines and even reduce the nausea and vomiting that can come with migraines. To learn more about headaches and migraines, their root causes, and powerful natural remedies, see this article.


Ginger Can Assist a Cancer Journey.

Note: A cancer journey requires a detailed and very personalized protocol. Please consult with a trusted health practitioner before adding or adjusting any part of a regimen. To see my recommendations for a cancer journey, please go to my online course The Cancer Warrior: Building Resiliency The Natural Way.

Ginger packs a powerful antioxidant punch! This helps in its cancer-preventive properties, because it reduces oxidative and inflammatory damage that can lead to cancer. Ginger can also be used alongside other treatments to stop the growth and spread of tumors, particularly in breast and skin cancers. If one is receiving chemotherapy treatments, ginger has been shown to reduce nausea and vomiting more effectively than acupressure. A cancer journey, especially when receiving conventional treatments, can bring a lot of tough side effects. The wonderful thing about ginger is that there aren’t side effects like the ones from medications when using it!

To see more about how to protect yourself from cancer, check out these articles:


My Favorite Sources of Ginger

In my experience, fresh ginger is the most powerful and the way I recommend it most to my clients. However, if you live in an area where fresh ginger is difficult to get, or your body needs it in large amounts for your healing journey, here are a few other options:


My Favorite, Powerful Ginger Drink


This anti-inflammatory, mineral-rich, and ultra-hydrating drink that packs an antioxidant punch is common in our household and often included in my recommendations for clients. Feel free to adjust the ratios to make it more to your liking!


  • 50-60 ounces of clean water
  • ½ -1 inch chunk of ginger, well cleaned (peeling optional)
  • Juice of 2-3 lemons
  • Raw organic honey to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend.
  2. (Optional): Strain using a cheesecloth or nut milk bag to remove the ginger skin and “hairs.”
  3. Enjoy!

Cheers to improving your health!

Ignite the Healer within,
Amber Bodily

P.S. If you are looking for more tangible tools for improving your health and strengthening your immune system, check out my online course UNDEFEATED: Your Passport To A Powerful Immune System or get 20% off here.


Lemon Honey Ginger Water

This drink hydrates the organs on a deep level, provides amazing vitamins and minerals, and is revitalizing to the body! The ginger busts fat cells, and the optional turmeric root pulls inflammation out and heals the liver.

Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute


  • The juice of 3 lemons
  • 3-5 tablespoons of raw organic honey or substitute pure maple syrup
  • 1-2 inch chunk of ginger chopped small
  • 50-60 ounces of pure filtered water
  • 1 inch chunk of turmeric optional


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Strain through a sieve or nut-milk bag to remove ginger fibers (optional).
  4. Enjoy throughout the day!


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