If you do not eat ginger often, you will definitely start after you read this article.
Ginger comes from China and it is widely used around the world. It has numerous health benefits, has a tasty flavor and you can use it in many different ways.
You can incorporate it in both savory and sweet meals, and different drinks and meals.
These are 8 most important health benefits of ginger:
1. Soothes morning sickness
Ginger can be very helpful in calming vomiting and nausea. So you can take 200mg tablets every four hours.
2. Relieves sore throat and coughs
You can prepare your own natural remedy if you put a couple of slices of ginger into boiling water and after add honey to make it sweeter. It is also recommended to put some lemon and drink the mixture to cure sore throat, nasal congestion and coughs.
3. Relieves headaches
If you suffer from migraines, make a mixture with several slices of ginger, a teaspoon of dry mint and a pinch of cayenne. After that you should let it simmer for a while and in the end add honey to sweeten its taste.
4. Treats acid reflux
A study was published in the journal Molecular Research and Food Nutrition which showed that ginger is even 6 time more powerful than any other acid blocking medication, which can only cause damage to belly lining and also cause stomach cancer and ulcers.
5. Improves digestion and hinder flatulence
Put some ginger pieces into boiling water and after that add honey to sweeten its taste. Consume the mixture to ease the upset stomach. In order to treat and hinder stomach bloating you should take 250-500 mg of tablets, 3 times a day.
6. Improves blood flow
Take 50 g grated ginger and juice it, and pour it in 5 liters of hot water into a basin. Put this mixture on the affected area in order to improve the blood flow and eliminate toxic residue.
7. Treats inflammation
Ginger is full with gingerols which can be very helpful in calming cell inflammation, relieve pain and reduce the swelling of the muscles on cases of muscle pain and arthritis. It also has the ability to hinder Alzheimer’s disease, obesity and diabetes.
8. Fights cancer
Many studies have proven the ability of ginger to efficiently eliminate ovary cancer cells and it succeeds even better than drugs with platinum and chemo. It can also treat colon and intestine inflammation and reduces the risk of colon cancer.
Other benefits of ginger:
- You can improve your appetite and promote the production of digestion juice if you just chew some ginger before meals.
- Make a paste with turmeric and ginger, and then apply it on the affected area to ease muscle strains.
- Put some ginger in a glass of water and drink it every morning to regulate the levels of blood sugar.
- Hinder vomiting and nausea in post-operation period just by chewing some ginger.