According to the beliefs of the ancient Chinese medicine each food acts in a different way in the body, no matter of its unique nutritional value.
This comes from the fact that we are all different, therefore we should learn all the signs that our body sends alarming what it needs.
The intake of proper foods can rebalance the body and as well as heal many health issues. So, when wintertime comes we should turn to the consumption of warmer, nourishing, and building foods like soups, warm drinks, including warmer spices like ginger, cumin, and cinnamon.
The Chinese medicine recommends the use of ginger during wintertime as it is one of the most beneficial, warming spices. It has the power to deeply warm up the body and thus protect it from many ailments
Ginger can do wonders for people who are feeling cold all the time, these people are more susceptible to runny nose, edema, swellings, looser bowels, intense pains and aches during winter, especially in the knees and lower back, and as well as have very frequent and pale urination and urges to urinate during the night. The consumption of dried ginger tea can help them a lot, or they can add this spice to their meals.
In the case of people who usually suffer from runny nose with clear watery mucus, frequent sneezing and common colds and chills, but without fever, ginger is the amazing product for them. They should take it fresh or raw, and for that purpose slice it or grate it and then combine it with some raw honey and lemon.
However, in the case of a sore throat, fever and thick yellow mucus, then use peppermint, and avoid ginger.
In this article we shall present you an amazing ginger soup which will warm you up during those winter cold days and nights and thus protect you from the cold. It will boost your immune system and fight many ailments.
Recipe of a Ginger Soup
4 green onions, sliced into medium sized pieces
1 to 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
1 to 2 inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced thinly
6 cups of chicken bone broth
Optional use of mushrooms
Take a pot, and then add the onions, garlic, and ginger. Now, if you want add some mushrooms. Next, pour some of the broth, and let it simmer till the ingredients become soft. After that, include the remaining ingredients and leave it to boil. Then, lower the heat, and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
Sip on this tasty broth throughout the whole day. For optimal effects, eat the ginger pieces as well. The broth can be consumed for a few days if kept in a refrigerator.
Make sure not to use too much salt. However, there is no harm in adding some other vegetables, such as dried or fresh mushrooms (for instance shitake, maitake, and so on), or 4 to 5 pieces of Astragalus, and in that way boosting the qi.
You can as well as prepare a bone broth, but t requires plenty of cooking time, but very little effort to prepare it. Therefore, if you have a slow cooker, then it would be the ideal tool for making this broth, or simply place the pot on the lowest heat to simmer whole night. Make sure to have enough water so that it does not burn.
Other Healthy Recipes:
Broth for Vegetarians
If you are a vegetarian, then this is the ideal recipe for you. Just simmer the ends of your vegetables or some vegetable stock for 8 to 10 hours and then include the miso, seaweeds and mushrooms.
Organic Chicken Bone Broth
For this broth you can use the bones from a roast or simply purchase 1 pound of chicken backs and ends at the local butcher. In a pot filled with 12 cups of water and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar add a pound of bones and simmer for 24 hours.
Once the simmering time has finished, skim off the fat and oil on the surface, strain, and then transfer the solution into an appropriate glass jar or simply freeze it for later use.
However, make certain that from these natural ingredients your broths are made of:
This is an amazing root having a pungent taste that will naturally warm up your body and thus successfully treat common colds with chills, and as well as relieve digestive issues such as nausea, upset stomach, and appetite loss. Plus, it offers a wide range of health benefits.
This vegetable is known for its potent antibacterial and immune boosting properties. Additionally, it helps digestion, lowers swellings, detoxifies the body, boosts the immunity, destroys carcinogens, and activates the qi!
Green Onion or Scallion
This is also warm herb with incredible pungent taste that can treat common colds. Its effects are even boosted when combined with ginger thus providing the body with intense warming action.
This root contains incredible Qi (energy) boosting properties, and as well as enhances the immunity, helps digestion, treats lung issues, treats a cough and colds, and shows mild warming properties.