Posted 11/15/2008 1:04 PM (GMT -6)
I use to give it to people on when I took them fishing for sea sickness, it seems to work for that. I do not know about anti-inflammatory properties, but from what I have seen in some of my Biochem/pharm classes if it does not block leukotrienes it probably will not bring much aid(being that a lot of the inflammation caused by UC is from this). Although, I am a believer in trying all supplements and it certainly would not hurt! Let us all know
Posted 11/15/2008 2:40 PM (GMT -6)
Well research says that ginger as well as other herbs/spices like tumeric do aid with inflammation, it's likely just a matter of figuring out how much is needed, but it's likely needed everyday to show major results and like most everything eles, some may respond better than others.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

Posted 11/16/2008 11:59 PM (GMT -6)
Pb4,
Thanks for the link. It has interesting info. That's what I was looking for.
On a side note, added ginger and a touch of tumeric to my oatmeal today. Gave it an Indian flavor.
Peace.
Knight
 
Mild to Moderate Left Side UC since 10/2002, Joint Pain since 10/2004
 
Strict SCD 7/2004-12/2005
Prednisone 8/2004-10/2004
Remission since 9/2004
Daily Meds:
 1500 mg Pentasa, 150 mg Zoloft, 30 mg Baclofen, 10 mg Ambien

Posted 11/17/2008 1:47 AM (GMT -6)
Hey Knight, that must have been intersting to eat, glad you found the link helpful, cinnamon and extra virgine olive oil (a great natural anti-inflammatorie), although I don't think the EVOO would be very appealing on oatmeal LOL!
 
But traditionally cinnamon, due to its medicinal properties, has been used in many cultures for treating a variety of health disorders including diarrhea, arthritis, menstrual cramps, heavy menstruation, yeast infections, colds, flu, and digestive problems.

Now it is being used all over the world for treating a variety of health disorders including respiratory problems, skin infections, blood impurity, menstruation problems, heart disorders, etc. The most widely used part of cinnamon is its bark.

The health benefits of cinnamon can be attributed to its antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, astringent and anti clotting properties. Cinnamon is rich in essential minerals such as manganese, iron and calcium. It is also rich in fiber.



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My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

Post Edited (pb4) : 11/16/2008 11:53:12 PM (GMT-7)

Posted 11/17/2008 11:11 PM (GMT -6)
I've been drinking ginger tea almost every day for the past month. I love it, but I don't think it's had any effect on my UC. I like the taste (and philosophy) of this brand a lot, but it is kind of pricey: http://www.traditionalmedicinals.com/?id=31&pid=77
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops

Posted 11/18/2008 12:30 AM (GMT -6)
Thanks Sara,
I tried mixing a cup of boiling water with 1/2 teaspoon of ginger yesterday. Dunked a plain teabag in for 15 seconds for a little extra flavor. The drink was a little spicy but not too bad. Am going to make another one tonight before bed. Thanks again for the info. If anyone has any other ginger suggestions, I'm all ears. :=)
Knight
 
Mild to Moderate Left Side UC since 10/2002, Joint Pain since 10/2004
 
Strict SCD 7/2004-12/2005
Prednisone 8/2004-10/2004
Remission since 9/2004
Daily Meds:
 1500 mg Pentasa, 150 mg Zoloft, 30 mg Baclofen, 10 mg Ambien

Posted 11/18/2008 1:49 AM (GMT -6)
Try it with chamomile tea, chamomile is a natural anti-inflammatory, I drink a few cups of it first thing everyday, the tea-shop kind, not the processed (in a bag) kind, but rather loose leaves/buds right from the tea store.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

Posted 11/18/2008 3:07 PM (GMT -6)
You're welcome, Knight. Yogi Tea's Lemon Ginger is also pretty tasty, but not quite as good as the other one I mentioned above.

So, when you made your ginger tea, did you use 1/2 tsp of freshly grated ginger or do you buy it in a powder form? I've been wondering how to make my own ginger tea using fresh ginger, but I wasn't quite sure how to do it.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops

Posted 11/19/2008 7:34 PM (GMT -6)
Hi Sara,
I have a lot of ground ginger.  Just took a measuring spoon and put the ground ginger in a cup with hot water.  Stirred, then steeped the tea bag quickly.  It does not dissolve totally so it needs another stirring before too long.  It's not the coolest way to go, but that's my recipe so far.  In the past I have tried ginger (candied?) from TradrJoes and it was way too spicy for me.
Peace
Knight
 
Mild to Moderate Left Side UC since 10/2002, Joint Pain since 10/2004
 
Strict SCD 7/2004-12/2005
Prednisone 8/2004-10/2004
Remission since 9/2004
Daily Meds:
 1500 mg Pentasa, 150 mg Zoloft, 30 mg Baclofen, 10 mg Ambien

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