If you haven’t been adding ginger to your diet, you should really start, because there are some great health benefits that come with it.
Ginger is a known plant which firstly was found in China, but today it has spread worldwide. The root of the ginger is often used as a spice.
Ginger has the added bonus that it also tastes delicious and can be used so many different ways in meals. It is a spice that is used globally in meals, desserts and even beverages.
This herb has a lot of healthy benefits for our body. We present you some of them:
Fights cancer cells
Ginger has the ability to destroy ovarian cancer cells, moreover with higher and safer speed compared to the drugs for chemotherapy which are platinum-based and are often given to ovarian cancer patients.
The consumption of ginger rhizomes can lower the levels of colon and intestine inflammation, thus reducing the colon cancer risk.
Ginger is very beneficial for treating health conditions related to cell inflammation thanks to the compound it consists, known as gingerols.
It can relieve the pain and muscle swelling at patients with arthritis and muscular pains. Also is beneficial for those experiencing obesity, diabetes, and Alzheimers, which are caused by cell inflammation.
Stops acid reflux
A study presented by the journal, Molecular Research and Food Nutrition, demonstrated that the ginger compounds worked six times better compared to the acid blocker drugs. The drug will destroy the stomach acid barrier, but will increase the risk of getting ulcers or stomach cancer.
Prevents morning sickness
When it comes to pregnant women, it is strongly recommended to consult their doctors before using any herb or medication. Some women claimed that ginger reduces their nausea and vomiting. Usually, it is prescribed as tablets of 200 mg and you need to take it every 4 hours.
Alleviates a cough or a sore throat
This was the most used homemade remedy for treating coughs and sore throats. Add slices of ginger rhizomes into boiling water and add lemon and honey to it. It will soothe your sore throat and will clear the nasal congestion.
Improves digestion and stops flatulence
If you have a stomach upset, boil some slices of ginger for a few minutes and use raw honey to sweeten them. It will calm your rumbling stomach. If you have flatulence, take doses of 250-500mg, 3 times daily.
If you are facing a migraine, the combination of ginger with cayenne pepper and peppermint is the perfect solution for you. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper and a teaspoon of dried peppermint then add slices of ginger and let it simmer. You can use raw honey to sweeten.
Soothes a toothache
You can relieve your toothache by using a ginger. Just rub raw ginger onto the gums and you will immediately feel pain relief.
Stimulates blood circulation
Put 50gr grated ginger rhizomes in a cloth and squeeze out the juice. Add the juice into a basin of 4-5l hot water and apply to the area. It will dissolve the accumulated toxic matter.
Other benefits of ginger:
- You can prevent nausea and vomiting after an operation by chewing on a piece of ginger.
- Also, if you chew on a piece of ginger before a meal it will active the digestive juices and inspires your appetite.
- If you are having muscle strains, combine the ginger paste with turmeric and rub on the affected area 2 times a day.
- Drink a glass of ginger water in the morning in order to stabilize the levels of glucose in the blood.
- Source: positivemed.com