Natural wonder ginger
Ginger or ginger root is a natural wonder that can be enjoyed as culinary flavours and can be consumed in raw or in other forms like power, pills, oil, dried, etc. Being loaded with vitamins, minerals and anti microbial properties, it offers a holistic health benefits for all.
Relieves from cough, congestion and respiratory problems
Ginger is a natural anti histamine and is immensely useful in improving cough, congestion and respiratory problems. It helps in secretion of mucus, prevents contraction of air passages and helps to get rid of nasal congestion, respiratory infections and asthma symptoms.
Protects against cold and flu
Ginger has anti-fungal, anti viral and anti toxic properties which makes it a wonderful flu and cold fighting herb. Ginger enhances immune function and helps you to get rid of cold and flu very quickly. You can have ginger tea, inhale the vapour or simply chew a slice of ginger every morning to boost your immunity.
Ginger can increase effectiveness of insulin. The natural therapy suggested by doctor for bringing down blood sugar level is- intake of a teaspoon of ginger juice mixed with a glass of water every morning. This only lowers fat levels in the blood.
Promotes health of heart
Ginger is enriched with antioxidants that bring down bad cholesterol levels and prevents clotting of blood. Furthermore, potassium helps to maintain a proper electrolyte balance and blood pressure levels while magnesium protects the blood vessels against any kind of disease or damage. Thus, ginger insures your heart health.
Alleviates muscle pain
Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that helps get rid of muscle pain, joint pain, stiffness, etc. This makes it a wonderful natural cure for arthritis.
Protects against a wide range of cancers
Ginger is a potent anti carcinogenic agent. Ginger powder is herbal remedy for ovarian cancer as it has the ability to cause apoptosis of cancer cells. This property of ginger is also used to treat other forms of cancers like that of breasts, skin, lungs, and prostrate.
Combats menstrual cramps
If you are bogged down by cramps every time during your periods, then start having ginger tea along with some brown sugar. It’s a natural anti spasmodic agent. You can also use supplements in the form of pills or powder.
Remedy for nausea and vomiting
Chewing ginger helps to reduce nausea and vomiting. It can also reduce similar side effects of surgery and chemotherapy or any other medications. Conditions like motion sickness, sea sickness and general morning sickness symptoms are considerably improved with consumption of ginger.
Cures a wide range of stomach ailments
If you are suffering from regular stomach ailments like gas, diarrhoea, flatulence, indigestion, stomach pain, heartburn, then start having ginger every day. For best results you can prepare a tonic with mint juice and ginger juice along with some honey.
Miscellaneous Uses of Ginger
- Cures toothache
- Heals burns
- Relieves from headache and migraine pain
- Protects against chills
- Improves absorption of nutrients
- Counters impotency and premature ejaculation
However, we caution you to consult with your doctor before consuming the supplements or having the juice regularly. Consume as per the dosage recommended by your doctor.
Written by: Saptakee sengupta
Date last updated: January 17, 2015