Health Benefits of Ginger

Health Benefits of Ginger


In Ayurveda, Ginger is widely used for its huge therapeutic and medicinal properties. It is a very popular Indian Super spice and is one of the healthiest, loaded with bioactive compounds which is very healthy for body and brain. For long it is known to treat various gastrointestinal ailments, sinus problems, morning sickness, nausea, flatulence, gas, common cold and even cancer. Whether used as fresh slice, dried or powdered, juice or oil, it is the best home remedy with immense nutrients. The best thing about it is far more economical and natural with no side effects as compared to over the counter drugs.

Medicinal benefits of ginger

Ginger helps Fights Cancer

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 cells kill and attack each other.

Ginger treats chronic indigestion

Dyspepsia or chronic indigestion characterized by recurrent pain and discomfort in the upper stomach is naturally treated by consistent dose of ginger. Long hours of being empty stomach is a major cause of indigestion. Simply including ginger in everyday meal works wonders for the digestive system.

Ginger soothes Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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 helps thwart Alzheimer’s

The enormous property of 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

Weight Loss

Ginger facilitates weight loss by Stimulating Appetite. Ginger stimulates and regulates a sluggish digestive system by producing enough digestive juice which helps the food to digest better. Undigested food in the stomach leaves it fermented in the digestive tract and adds to weight gain.

Reduces Arthritic Inflammation

The anti-inflammatory and pain relief properties of ginger helps treat a host of inflammatory diseases like arthritis, osteoarthritis. It is a welcome substitute to pain killers. Ginger is also known to treat menstrual pain. Just 1 gm of ginger powder everyday just before the cycle relieves pain.

Heals Frostbite

Ginger is also known to heal frostbite. A ginger tea or ginger concoction helps improve blood circulation which helps the affected parts to get back to normal state. Just 8 ounce of ginger juice a day does the wonder.

Treats Motion Sickness

Ginger is the most effective natural remedy for nausea and motion sickness. It contains dizziness and vomiting. It is so effective that when used as a deterrent to motion sickness when on the water that it has even been shown to outdo OTC medications like Dramamine. It knocks out all of the accompanying symptoms of motion sickness dizziness, nausea, cold sweats, or worse, puking.

Ginger gives instant relief to pregnant women suffering from nausea or bouts of morning sickness and contains their urge for vomiting.

Natural Antacid

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.

Relieves Muscular pain

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.

Treats Cold

Ginger is an effective and proven herb to treat cold, cough and sinuses, replacing the need for any 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.

Freshens Your Breath

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.

Ginger Builds Immunity

The natural anti-biotic properties of ginger acts as a natural remedy for a plethora of ailments and helps strengthens immunity in the body making us less prone to infections and helps you stay healthy.

The bottom line is include ginger in your everyday food and keep disease at bay.

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  1. Dilip says:

    Very helpful information

  2. Sushree says:

    Very helpful information about ginger which we use in our day to day life

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