You’ve been caught out by nausea, diarrhoea and debilitating cramps with no remedy at hand. We’ve all been there.
Candice from The Social Post recently asked us: “What can one do if you need to treat the whole family? No-one is in the position to pop out to the pharmacy or health Shop. And if you want to be sugar-free, what is a good home remedy?”
Ginger is one of our favourite herbs to use to bring relief from the discomfort when gastroenteritis strikes unexpectedly. But replacing lost fluid and electrolytes is essential. One thing lead to another, and in our quest to find the best home recipes we connected with Samantha from Oryx desert salt.
*Not all salt is created equal. Samantha speaks with great enthusiasm about how she personally experienced the benefits of using Oryx to bounce back from a rough stomach bug. “When I first moved to Cape Town, I had no support system. I found myself in deep trouble one night at 11pm. There was no-one I could call to bring me some Rehydrate. Then I remembered I had some Oryx in my cupboard. It worked so incredibly well that I’ve wanted to share this as a home remedy with EVERYONE. I was amazed at how fast I recovered.” Oryx Desert Salt has all the essential minerals and trace elements that exist naturally in salt, including magnesium, zinc and potassium. It provides your body with the correct balance of these minerals, as nature intended, so they can be utilised and absorbed for optimal vitality and health. Oryx also does not contain any additives, no anti-clumping agents, and no preservatives either. (Really important if you use salt in this way!)
Here is the result: our recipe for a simple, home made, liquid that does not rely on refined cane sugar and will help to soothe painful cramps that sometimes accompany diarrhoea – something which Ginger is especially known for.
Malty Herbal Rehydration Drink with Ginger
- 1 cup strong Rooibos tea
- 1 teaspoon Oryx dessert salt*
- 5 teaspoons Drasanvi Coconut sugar
- 50ml Lemon juice
- 2 capsules Flora Force Ginger (or a couple of wedges of fresh ginger root).
- Brew a cup of your favourite Rooibos tea.
- While the tea is brewing, add the dry ingredients (salt, coconut sugar, ginger) into the cup. This helps all the ingredients to dissolve and to infuse the ginger into the liquid.
- Squeeze the lemon juice and add to the blend.
Sit back and enjoy the drink. A piping hot cup will be soothing on the stomach, or chill it with a few ice blocks for a refresher on a hot day.
We’ve put together a limited special offer for you, including the Ginger, Coconut Sugar and Oryx Salt that you’ll need to make this rehydration drink, available directly from our online shop:
Riding the Cape Town Cycle Tour (a.k.a. The Argus) this weekend?
This same formula can be used to replenish fluids lost when exercising. Ginger contains healthy polyphenols. They are known to have a thermogenic effect, and may even support weight loss.
For an extra stack option, add Siberian ginseng to the blend to kick your body into gear. It has valuable adaptogenic properties, meaning that it allows you to train harder and recover faster. Those health and fitness goals are within reach, with a little herbal help.