Ginger has been used for centuries as a seasoning for many dishes, and has just as much tradition as a natural medicine to treat many diseases.
Studies have shown that this root plant contains high levels of antioxidants, protein, iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, manganese, folic acid, vitamins C and B6 and zingerone.
The benefits of ginger tea
- Has a soothing effect on the human body, relaxes tense muscles, helps with flu and colds.
- It is good to treat the virus and reduce the risk of stroke. Improves the flow of oxygen through the body and therefore encourages better circulation. Successfully fight off infections and strengthens the immune system.
The recipe for ginger tea
In the cup boiling water, add ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric ¼ tsp ground ginger, honey and coconut milk.
Signs and Symptoms of Kidney Stones
Most likely you’ll never know you have a stone until it moves into your ureter—the tube connecting your kidney to your bladder. At that point, common symptoms include:
- Pain in your side and back, below your ribs
- Episodes of pain lasting 20 to 60 minutes, of varying intensity
- Pain “waves” radiating from your side and back, to your lower abdomen and groin
- Bloody, cloudy or foul-smelling urine
- Pain with urination
- Nausea and vomiting
- “Urgency” (persistent urge to urinate)
- Fever and chills (indicates an infection is also present)
The pain you feel is a result of distention of the tissues above the stone, since it is blocking the passage of urine, rather than from the pressure of the stone itself.
To diagnose a kidney stone you can collect the kidney stone and have it analyzed for a definitive answer, or you can do a 24-hour urine test. This is a useful strategy to ascertain any imbalances in your urine that contribute and predispose you to develop stones.
Prevent and Treat Kidney Stones with Plain Water
Probably the single most effective way to prevent and treat kidney stones is to make sure you’re drinking enough water.
Actually, the number one risk factor for kidney stones is not staying hydrated enough, as it prevents your urine from dissolving minerals and acid salts.
One of the ways you’ll know if you’re drinking enough is to look at the color of your urine. Ideally, you’ll want your urine to be a light yellow. If it’s dark yellow or even orange, it may be a clue that you’re not drinking enough.
Every person’s water requirement is different, depending on your particular system and activity level, but simply keeping your urine light yellow will go a long way toward preventing kidney stones.
Remember to increase your water intake whenever you increase your activity, and during summer months when you’re likely to sweat more. Also know that once you’re thirsty it’s usually too late. Thirst is usually a sign of dehydration.
The only condition that will interfere with that analysis is if you’re taking a multivitamin containing B vitamins, or a B vitamin complex. Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), specifically, tends to turn your urine a bright, fluorescent yellow, which will prevent you from using the color of your urine as a guide.
Are You Still Drinking Soda?
With respect to your fluids, you also want to stay away from soda as it is loaded with phosphorous.
Sadly, the number one source of calories in the U.S. is from soda, and is in many cases the main source of fluids. The average
American drinks a staggering 56 gallons of soda a year, which is a surefire way to ensure health problems, including an increased risk of kidney stones.
In fact, children as young as five years old are now starting to struggle with kidney stones, and soda consumption is a major contributor to this disturbing trend.
Also, diet soda is probably worse for your health than regular soda, so please don’t think switching to a “lighter” variety will make a positive difference.
Quitting soda is one of the fastest and easiest ways to improve your health, and can reduce your risk of developing kidney stones. If you’re struggling to quit drinking soda, a very effective technique called Turbo Tapping may help reduce your cravings.
For Pregnant Women
During pregnancy, women can get rid of kidney stones by getting a lot of rest, drinking a lot of water, and pregnant women suffering from kidney stonesanalgesia. Surgical procedure will consist of stent placement, percutaneous nephrostomy, which is inserting a catheter right through the skin to the renal pelvis, using an ultrasound.