Ginger or ginger root, a rhizome that first appeared in the southern parts of ancient China has been used for centuries as a spice for flavouring food and as a medicinal plant. From there, it spread to India, Maluku Islands (so-called Spice Islands), the rest of Asia and West Africa. Chinese and Ayurvedic practitioners have relied on ginger for at least 3,000 years for its anti-inflammatory properties and have used it as a “carrier herb” since it enables other herbs to be more effective in the body. Apart from using it to make tea, pulse and lentil curries in India; it can be made into wine through fermentation with raisins and fortified with brandy. Moreover, one can prepare Tangawisi juice with a combination of ginger and sap from a mango tree. People in Congo use it to cure almost all ailments.
Health benefits of Ginger are innumerable and here are some that you must know about:
May help reduce Menstrual Pain
Ginger has pain relieving properties that will help you feel better by reducing the symptoms of menstrual cramps. By drinking ginger tea regularly we strengthen our body’s ability to fight inflammation. Excessive production of prostaglandins are responsible for the menstrual cramps. Consuming ginger in either tea form or eating it raw helps curb this.
Improves brain function
Ginger helps prevent dementia and may help one prevent Alzheimer’s too. Serotonin levels increase because of ginger consumption. This helps reduce anxiety and stress. Ginger tea is a great addition to your diet for long term good health.
Reduces osteoarthritis pain
Ginger helps reduce the joint inflammation that affects those suffering from osteoarthritis. It helps manage the pain and makes it easier to heal.
Ginger has antidiabetic properties
Ginger is a natural remedy for preventing diseases like diabetes that affect our overall quality of life. Weight gain, blurry vision,urinating a lot are all signs of diabetes and by taking preventive measures we can ensure good health and avoid facing such health problems.
Cures the common cold
Drinking lemon and ginger tea to cure the common cold is an age-old remedy. It soothes the symptoms and makes you feel some relief. Drink warm ginger and honey water to relieve sore throat related problems.
Improves your metabolism
There are proven health benefits of ginger for weight loss and fat burning. Some studies have shown that ginger consumption helped reduce body weight and improved blood glucose metabolism. That is why ginger is considered a wonder herb that helps with weight loss by inducing feelings of satiety.
Flushes out toxins
If you are thinking about detoxing your body, ginger is a wonderful addition to your diet. Starting your day with ginger and lemon water will give you an immunity boost and help you stay healthy daily. An infection free system is able to cope with stress and daily activities that require our energy. When you flush out toxins from your body, your health will visibly improve. Our skin glows and that is a sign that things are improving internally because of the detoxification.
Ginger Natural Remedies
Nausea, motion sickness, upset stomach, irritable bowel syndrome, morning sickness, hypertension, bloating, water retention, migraine, cough & cold, arthritis etc. are some common ailments for which ginger works as a natural remedy.
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