Ginger is a popular plant which originally found in China, but today it has spread worldwide. The root of the ginger is commonly used as a spice.
Ginger has the bonus that it also tastes delicious and can be used so many different ways in meal. It is a spice that is used globally in desserts, meals and even beverages.
In many countries, it is also used for medicinal purposes. For ages, people have been enjoying the health benefits provided by this herb.
Here are some of the effects it has on the human body:
Fights Cancer Cells
Ginger’s speed in destroying cancer cells is faster and safer compared to the platinum-based chemotherapy drugs that are usually prescribed to ovarian cancer patients. Reports also recommend that those who ingest ginger rhizomes have lower levels of a colon cancer and intestines inflammation thus reducing the risk of getting colon cancer.
Ginger is loaded with super healthy compound – gingerols, which makes it an effective tool in combating health condition related to cell inflammation. It can also be highly beneficial for patients suffering from diseases that are caused by cell inflammation such as diabetes, obesity and Alzheimers.
Stimulates blood circulation
Put about 50 grams of grated ginger rhizomes in a cloth, then squeeze out the juice in a basin containing four to five liters of hot water and then apply to the area. This preparation gives you a ginger compress to dissolve accumulated toxic matter.
Stop Acid Reflux
A study presented by the journal, Molecular Research and Food Nutrition, shows that the ginger compounds worked six times better compared to the acid blocker drugs. The drug will eliminate the stomach acid barrier increasing the risk of getting ulcers or even stomach cancer.
Improves digestion and Stops flatulence
If you experience upset stomach, just boil some slices of ginger for a few minutes and use raw honey to sweeten them. It will calm your rumbling stomach. If you have flatulence, take doses of 250-500mg, 3 times daily.
Mixing ginger with cayenne pepper and peppermint gives you the best beverage for soothing a migraine. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper and a teaspoon of full of dried peppermint in a boiling water, then add slices of ginger and let it simmer to make a drink more effective. It is highly advised that you only sweeten using Stevia or raw honey.
Alleviates a Cough or a Sore Throat
For a long time, this was the most used homemade remedy for treating cough and sore throats. Boiling water with slices of ginger rhizomes and adding lemon and honey has been used to sooth sore throat while also clearing nasal congestion.
Soothes a toothache
Because of its pain relieving properties, ginger has been used for toothaches for generations. By rubbing raw ginger onto the gums, many patients feel immediate pain relief, or you could boil water, let it cool down and use it as a mouthwash.
Prevents Morning Sickness
It is highly advised that expectant women should consult their doctors before using any herb or medication. Some women have stated that ginger helped them reduce nausea and vomiting. Its dosage is usually prescribed as tablets of 200mg every four hours.
Other benefits of ginger:
You can prevent vomiting and nausea after an operation by chewing on a piece of ginger.
Chewing a piece of ginger before a meal will active the digestive juices and inspires your appetite.
If you are experiencing muscle strains, mix the ginger paste with turmeric and rub on the affected area at least twice a day.
Drink a glass of ginger water in the morning in order to maintain the levels of glucose in the blood.