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.

Medicinal benefits 

Helps Fight 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 cancerous cells attack and kill each other.

Ginger Treats Cold

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.

Treats chronic indigestion

Dyspepsia or chronic indigestion characterized by recurrent pain and discomfort in the upper stomach is naturally treated by a consistent dose of ginger.

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

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 facilitates Weight Loss

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.

Reduces Arthritic Inflammation

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.

Heals Frostbite

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.

Treats Motion Sickness

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.

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.  You will get more details here –

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.

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 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.

Contact Jagadguru Kripalu Yoga and Naturopathy Hospital, Odisha, for lifestyle consultation.

by Pragya Sinha





  1. Prafulla Kumar upadhya 23/01/2019 at 11:58 am - Reply

    Ginger, though we use with food but use knowingly it’s benefits will be highly acceptable us for our health.Thanks jagadguru Kripalu yog and naturopathy for so much information.

  2. Lipi 24/01/2019 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Ginger contains so many medicinal benefits. So it is a wise choice to include ginger in our every day diet to keep disease at by.

  3. Sabita Satapathy 26/01/2019 at 4:03 am - Reply

    Ginger is very essential for treatment of cold and cough.It acts as an natural antacid for dehydrated stomach.It also acts a mouth freshner.

  4. Liza panigrahy 29/01/2019 at 11:02 am - Reply

    M really always thank full alot to JKYOG and Naturopathy hospital and also of this blog site where we can get such wonderful remedies to cure our health in the natural way.. these all things are available at our home but we haven’t ever any idea of it’s quality and process of use in proper way. We are now able to learn more things from this site. Supperb Articles.

  5. LINGARAJ PRADHAN 30/01/2019 at 5:43 am - Reply

    Ginger has lots of health benefits, I only use it as spice and also have knowledge some little more about this. But now I got to learn alot from this Article.

  6. Pranita Mathur 30/01/2019 at 7:22 am - Reply

    Wow, so many health benefits of ginger describe in this article, we can use this as spice and for all health benefits, lots of good medicational qualities of ginger. Great article.

  7. DEBADATTA RAULA 30/01/2019 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Ginger consider that in Ayurveda, it’s widely used for its huge therapeutical and medicinal properties, it’s very healthy for our body and brain also. Such a nice Article.

  8. PURNA CHANDRA BRAHMA 30/01/2019 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Wow, Ginger has all these benefits , I can’t believe it. I saw my mom is pasting ginger in curries, but i don’t know the importance of it, I will show this article to her definitely. Thank you JK Yog, very nice article.

  9. Abhipsa Panigrahi 31/01/2019 at 7:19 am - Reply

    Though I use Ginger in my daily life as a spice but I never knew about such hidden properties of it. Extremely thankful to Jkyog for this wonderful article. The bio nature compounds in it are very healthy for body and has immense nutrients and it’s strengthen immunity system due to the antibiotics properties in it n hardly it has any side effects.. a big thanks to Swamiji …

  10. DHARMENDRA PRADHAN 31/01/2019 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Ginger helps to reduce weight of body fat and fight against cancer. This’s know by researchers. Great medicinal qualities of ginger. Nice Article.

  11. Sushanta 31/01/2019 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Ginger helps fight cancer, treats cold, indigestion, it reduces arthritis inflammation. It’s amazing benefits of ginger , wonderful article.

  12. Sailaja baral 31/01/2019 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    Another new thing have got to know about ginger,It’s wow!! It detoxify naturally to our body and keep our mouth breathing fresh, We can use it also as mouth freshner. Amazing.

  13. Prafullit kumar upadhya 05/02/2019 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    Thanks jagdguru kripalu naturopathic hospital for so much kind information

  14. Sushree 09/03/2019 at 4:12 am - Reply

    Wondered to know about the benefits of ginger. Thanks

  15. Sushree Sangita Sarangi 24/05/2021 at 9:36 am - Reply

    Very informative post about ginger

  16. parth 05/01/2022 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    Ginger contains various antioxidants that helps in preventing various diseases. It is very beneficial for lowering the risk of various infections
    It helps in reducing many kinds of health problems and is used in various types.
    For more detailed information, click here : Health benefits of ginger

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