One of the worst times of the year for a perform in the winter and fall seasons. Entering and exiting different air environments throughout the day, walking out in the night air with after long concerts and rehearsals, and the constant changing of the weather makes keeping the body at a optimal performing level can be a challenge.
A secret that I have been using for the last few years is Ginger Shots.
While it has a strong spicy taste, it always helps to boost my immune system and keep my voice in tip top shape. I want to share this "miracle" remedy with you. Hopefully you can share it with your friends who are performers as well.
Ginger is known to have more than twelve types of anti-oxidants, making it useful for treatment of many disorders. Like other spices, it has aphrodisiac properties and is used widely for medicinal purposes.
This herb contains essential oils, protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin C, choline, folate, inositol, manganese, panthotenic acid, silicon, and a small amount of vitamin B3.
Cold: Cut up a small piece of old ginger and boil it with a small cup of pure drinking water. Add some green tea leaves if you wish. Strain and drink when hot. Effective if you also have fever resulting from the cold. You may also drink this concoction if you feel a cold coming.
Cough: Drink ginger juice with raw honey three to four times a day for a bad throat. It is soothing and helps clear up phlegm. If it’s a dry cough, use the young ginger. If there is phlegm, use the old ginger.
Digestive disorder: Mix a teaspoonful of young ginger juice with one teaspoonful each of fresh lime juice and fresh mint juice with some honey to taste in a glass of water. Drink to relieve heartburn, indigestion, nausea and vomiting. Especially helpful after a big meaty meal.
Fatigue: Slice a piece of ginger into disks and boil it with a big glass of water. Add a piece of cinnamon bark, bring to boil and then cover it for about half an hour till it turns to golden color. Drink it to relieve fatigue when recovering from fever. It also relieves muscle pain and soreness.
I recommend all performers try this at least once and see the difference in your overall ability to perform.