Ginger has manifold health benefits. In Ayurveda, Ginger is widely used for its huge therapeutic and medicinal properties. It is a very popular super spice loaded with several bio-active compounds, which are very healthy for the body and brain. Since a very long time, it is used as a home remedy to treat various gastrointestinal ailments, sinus problems, morning sickness, nausea, flatulence, gas, common cold, and even cancer. Whether used as a fresh slice, dried or powdered, juice or oil, it is the best home remedy with immense nutrients. The best thing about ginger is, it is far more economical and natural with hardly any side effects.
Ginger contains gingerol a bioactive compound which is responsible for its medicinal properties and is also known to heal cancer. Research has proven that ginger literally obliterates ovarian cancer by making the cancerous cells attack and kill each other.
Ginger is an effective and proven herb to treat cold, cough and sinuses, replacing the need for an antibiotic. The active ingredient in ginger helps unclog and clear the mucus, clearing the throat and chest. Ginger has a slightly pungent taste which can be tempered by adding raw honey.
Dyspepsia or chronic indigestion characterized by recurrent pain and discomfort in the upper stomach is naturally treated by a consistent dose of ginger.
Ginger taken in any form, whether adding ginger root in your cooking or ginger tea or taking ginger supplements all have a very soothing effect on the digestive system and calms irritable bowels.
Ginger is also known to slow down the degenerating process of the brain cells which is the precursor to Alzheimer’s. If the debilitating disease like Alzheimer runs in the family, incorporate a lot of ginger in your diet. Ginger acts as a protective covering on the cells.
Ginger stimulates a sluggish digestive system, by producing enough digestive juice which helps the food digest better. Undigested food in the stomach gets fermented in the digestive tract and causes weight gain.
The anti-inflammatory and pain relief properties of ginger help treat a host of inflammatory diseases like arthritis, osteoarthritis. Ginger is also known to treat menstrual pain. Just 1 gm of ginger powder every day just before the menstrual cycle, relieves pain.
Ginger is also known to heal frostbite. Ginger tea or ginger concoction helps improve blood circulation which helps the affected parts to get back to normal state.
Ginger is the most effective natural remedy for nausea, motion sickness, dizziness, and vomiting. It is so effective that it has even been shown to outdo OTC medications like Dramamine.
Ginger gives instant relief to pregnant women suffering from nausea or bouts of morning sickness and contains their urge for vomiting.
Ginger is a natural antacid and a natural remedy for gas, flatulence or bloated stomach. All you need to do is to include ginger in any form in your everyday meal. You will get more details here – http://www.natural-cure.org/health-and-wellness/how-to-check-the-acid-reflux-in-the-body-make-it-alkaline/
Ginger is also known as a natural pain reliever. Its anti-inflammatory property prevents degeneration of the joints in the body and lessens pain by working at the hormonal level.
Ginger acts as a natural mouth freshener. If taken after a meal it cleanses the palate and makes the breath fresh. It naturally flushes out and cleanses the toxins from the mouth and takes away the bad breath.
The natural antibiotic properties of ginger act as a natural remedy for a plethora of ailments and help strengthen immunity in the body making us less prone to infections.
It is a wise choice to include ginger in your everyday diet to keep diseases at bay.
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by Pragya Sinha