Let’s talk about barf. Vomit really isnt something that anyone really *WANTS* to think about until you are dealing with a “situation”.
The culprit of the vomiting isnt always known. In some instances, if nausea is a factor and if it can be calmed, vomiting may be able to be reduced or in some cases avoided.
Ginger has some amazing properties that aid in easing a nauseated stomach caused by anything from motion sickness to morning sickness.
Since I was a child, Ive suffered from an GI problem that was allowed to go untreated for way too long. In recent past the condition has become something that has got to be addressed before it is allowed to go any further.
One of the things that has worked the best for me in soothing upset stomach is Ginger Root. I carry purse fulls of Ginger Chew Candies that I pick up at the health food store but sometimes I need something a bit more immediate. Thats where my Homemade Ginger Elixir comes in. And its easy to make.
What you need:
•1 Pound of Raw Ginger Root (peeled and sliced into small, thin pieces)
•Sauce Pan with lid
•4 Cups of Water
•4 Cups of Sugar
• Strainer (Mesh)
After peeling and cutting your raw Ginger Root into pieces, add your Ginger pieces to your sauce pan and add water. Bring the water and Ginger to a boil and then reduce the heat to a medium and cook until your liquid reduces by half (you want to be able to pour off about two cups of Ginger Infused broth/water).
Once your Ginger Broth/Water has cooled, strain your water to remove any large ginger particles or pieces. Return liquid to sauce pan (discard the strained particles) and bring to a boil and slowly begin to add your sugar while stirring. Reduce your heat to low and continue to stir until all of the sugar has completely disolved and it begins thicken into a syrup like thickness.
To use, you can take it by the spoon or you can add it to a small glass of warm water (this is how I consume it when I know vomiting is coming because warm water “comes up” much easier than cold water). Stores it in the fridge for about 7-10 days. I usually keep a 4 oz jar in the fridge and freeze the remaining in 3.5oz portions in Breastmilk Freezer Bags and thaw in the fridge as needed.
In addition to being great for helping an upset tummy, it is also great in coffee, used as a chicken glaze or added to tea.
If you are not familiar with Ginger, particularly fresh ginger, it does have a kick to it. It is warming to the senses, but not in the same way Chili Peppers are. Its hard to explain. Most children say its ‘hot’ but its only ‘hot’ breifly.
You can save the cooked Ginger for a Pineapple Ginger Chicken Rub/Marinade Recipe.