Ginger may be one of the healthiest foods you will ever get the privilege of having.
Originally it comes from China but found its way to spread all over the world in a really quick period of time. The ginger root is the most essential part of the plant and has been used as a top-quality remedy for countless health problems.
By consuming ginger, your body will feel an improvement in many aspects and here are some of them:
Fight 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.
The main compounds found in ginger are Gingerols, which successfully reduce inflammation and keep the body running properly.
Plus, ginger can relieve muscle pains and reduce symptoms of arthritis, as well as decrease swelling. Furthermore, patients suffering from diabetes, obesity or Alzheimer’s are advised to consume ginger as much as possible.
Stops acid reflux
A journal, Molecular Research, and Food Nutrition presented a case study where the researchers compared certain ginger compounds to those of acid blocker drugs and concluded that the ginger compounds worked six times better than the drug. The acid blocker drug would destroy the stomach acid barrier increase the risk of getting ulcers or even 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 may be the most widespread use of ginger. Just a few slices of this root, boiled in water and mixed with honey will get you on your feet- healthy as a horse! Plus, you will clear out nasal congestion and stuffy sinuses.
Improves digestion and stops flatulence
Ginger is also one of the herbs that are used for calming a rumbling stomach. In order to deal with a stomach upset, one should boil slices of ginger for a few minutes and sweeten it only with raw honey. For flatulence, doctors usually prescribe doses of 250 to 500mg up to three times a day.
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
To get rid of any a toothache, rub raw ginger onto gums. As another option, you can boil few slices of ginger and gargle with this mouthwash when it cools off.
Stimulates blood circulation
Place about 50 grams of grated ginger rhizomes in a cloth then squeezes out the juice to a basin containing four to five liters of hot water then apply to the area. This method gives you a ginger compress to dissolve accumulated toxic matter.
Other benefits associated with ginger are as follows:
- Doctors advise patients to chew on a piece of ginger after an operation in order to help prevent nausea and vomiting.
- Chewing on a piece of ginger right before a meal usually, inspires one’s appetite and activates the digestive juices.
- Patients suffering from muscle strains, especially athletes are advised to mix the ginger paste with turmeric and firmly rub on the affected area at least twice a day.
- Most doctors advise their diabetic patients to drink a glass of ginger water in the morning before any meal as it helps in stabilizing the glucose levels in the blood.