I am really big on using foods for healing.
I don’t mean healing by eating brownies because your sad, but finding foods that actually help you feel better. An example of this could be eating an apple (skin included) so the fiber helps you go to the bathroom or drinking a caffeinated beverage to soothe a headache.
It is tradition of Puerto Ricans (and Hispanics) to use herbal medicines and the use of ginger is just one of the roots I’ve always known to be of good use. There is even research supporting this now and ginger is associated with anti-inflammatory effects.
A couple of days ago, my 6 year old was complaining of a headache and I decided to make her a ginger tea to soothe her.
The bit of tea Jazlynn drank was good enough to calm her and she fell asleep. There is something about the spice and sweetness that makes this one of my favorites. I even enjoyed a cup! The rest can be kept in the refrigerator for 2-3 days and either drink cooled or warm up to relive the calm.
Related tip: I keep my ginger root frozen in a Ziploc and it is good to note that this has never effected the flavor of my recipes.