Soothe Your Stomach

There's nothing worse than an upset stomach. But there is no need to suffer when you have fresh ginger on hand! Just brew some delicious ginger tea and soothe your stomach almost instantly. It's easy and effective!

Here's all you need to do:

Fill a pot with water and bring the water to a boil. Meanwhile, slice several thin rounds from your ginger root. People sometimes refer to these as "coins" because of their shape.

Most recipes call for 4 to 6 rounds, depending on how strong you like it.

While the water is boiling, carefully drop the ginger coins in, reduce the heat and let them simmer for about 20 minutes. Strain the tea. If you like, add some fresh lemon and stir in some agave nectar or raw sugar to sweeten.

In addition to soothing an upset stomach, ginger has also been used to relieve menstrual cramping and even motion sickness. The array of lemon ginger teas at your local grocery store is staggering. So if you're not into making your own, opt for picking one up at your local grocer.

If you're not a tea lover, ginger candy and crystallized ginger can be a great alternative.