Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tip Tuesday - A Useful Tip for Ginger Root

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About two years ago I burned my finger badly on a hot pot on the stove. I was soaking it in ice water and every time I took it out of the water, I was in terrible pain.

My sister called while I was soaking my finger and she recommended that I send my husband down to the market and buy a piece of ginger root. "Take the ginger root and cut a fresh piece from it", she said. "Take the piece and place it on the burn and wrap a piece of first-aid tape around it".

I tell you, the pain from the burn went away immediately when I put the ginger root on the burn. I kept it on there for about an hour, replaced it with a fresh piece, and went to bed. In the morning, I had no pain at all when I removed the ginger root from the burn.

So, your tip for the day is to keep some ginger root in your refrigerator. Not only is it a great spice to cook with, you never know when it might come in handy for some first-aid.

1 comment:

Miss Inge said...

I have never heard of this before... Craig burned his hand on a hot pan a week ago and it was very painful whenever he took it off an ice pack. I will go get some ginger! Thank you, Wendy.