Did you know the benefits of Ginger? Ginger is one of
the world's seven most potent disease-fighting spices.
Ginger has been used for its health benefits for over
5000 years and is a favorite medicinal as well as
culinary herb. Unlike most spices, the part that has the
most medicinal value grows under ground. Often
mistakenly called “ginger root” this is actually the
rhizome of the plant which is more of a subterranean
stem than a root. Although you can use dried ginger and
powdered ginger for health benefits, fresh ginger is
The intake of ginger helps stimulate the secretion of
mucus, quieting your cough and soothing any scratchiness
in your throat. Ginger has been proven (in multiple
studies) to treat feelings of nausea, particularly in
the form of seasickness, morning sickness, motion
sickness and as a side effect of chemotherapy.
In pregnancy is to be extra careful!! Never use any
herb, including ginger, without first discussing it with
your doctor!! As for those suffering from ulcer, or
other very serious gastric problems, they should also
consult their doctor.
Ginger contains anti viral, anti toxic, and anti fungal
properties, and is used for the prevention of and
treatment against the common cold. Ginger acts as an
antihistamine and aids in the treatment of allergies.
Ginger displays anti inflammatory properties and can be
used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and
various other muscular disorders. The chemical
components of the root are instrumental in inhibiting
the biosynthesis of prostaglandins which are responsible
for causing inflammation. Thus the root has proven to be
a highly effective form of treatment, in some cases,
even more so than the NSAID's that are traditionally
So eating ginger may help to prevent cancer and aging
disorders. Ginger contains special enzymes responsible
for catalyzing the proteins in your food, thus aiding in
digestion and the prevention of cramps. Good for those
with constipation! The ancient Greeks used to eat ginger
after a large meal,
in order to ease the digestion process. Ginger has
proven to help lower your cholesterol levels and prevent
the formation of blood clots. As a mood enhancer,
ginger's cineole content may help contribute to stress
Also used for migraine headache.Ginger can also
be used for reducing toothache and the discomfort which
arises due to the infection in the upper respiratory
tract due to its antibacterial and antifungal
nature.Chewing on fresh ginger,,can help freshen the
Being a warming herb, ginger can help knock out a fever.
This property also makes it effective in stimulating
circulation of the blood. It can also help relax muscles
around the blood vessels and is said to help prevent
blood clots from forming. The warming effects make it a
natural decongestant as well as an antihistamine, making
it the perfect remedy for colds.
Some studies show that it can even help inhibit the
replication of the herpes simplex virus. Recent studies
show that ginger might also have a role in lowering LDL
cholesterol because the spice can help reduce the amount
of cholesterol that is absorbed. It has also been shown
in animal trials to help slow
or even prevent cancerous tumor growth.
discover the health benefits of ginger
for yourself, simply make a tea by steeping about 5
slices of ginger in hot water. If you prefer it in your
food, Ginger is excellent in many dishes and is perfect
when combined with garlic.
Ginger doesn't only spice up your food it can also help
to put some extra spice in your intimate life too. It
improves blood flow to your sexual organs, and contains
Vitamin C, zinc and magnesium.
Hope it will be of benefit to you and others.
Wishing you all a happy healthy life.
"Health is Wealth"