If ginger is not a common staple in your diet, this article will definitely convince you to add it!
This plant originated in China, but it has been used all around the world. It offers various health benefits, has a delicious taste, and can be used in multiple ways.
Ginger can be added to sweet and savory meals, and various drinks and meals.
These are its most prominent health benefits:
#1: Improves Blood Flow
To remove the toxic residue and improve the blood flow, get the juice of 50 g grated ginger, and add it to a basin with 5 liters hot water. Afterward, apply this remedy to the affected area.
#2: Relieves Headaches
To treat a migraine, mix a pinch of cayenne, a teaspoon of dry mint, and several ginger slices, then leaves the combination to simmer and sweeten it with honey.
#3: Soothes Inflammation
Ginger contains gingerols which soothe the cell inflammation, alleviates pain and muscle swellings in the cases of arthritis and muscle pain. It will also help you prevent diabetes, obesity, and Alzheimer’s.
#4: Treats a Sore Throat and Cough
Add several ginger slices in boiling water, and sweeten with honey. You should also add some lemon, and consume it to treat coughs, a sore throat, and a nasal congestion.
#5: Helps Digestion and Prevents Flatulence
Boil a few ginger chunks in some water and sweeten with honey. Then, drink it to calm the upset stomach. Take 250-500 mg pills, 3 times a day to prevent and treat stomach bloating.
#6: Soothes Morning Sickness
Ginger effectively soothes nausea and vomiting. Therefore, take 200 mg tablets on every 4 hours.
#7: Treats Acid Reflux
The journal Molecular Research and Food Nutrition published a study that confirmed that ginger is even 6 times better than acid blocking drugs, which damage the belly lining and lead to ulcers and stomach cancer!
#8: Fights Cancer
Studies have shown that ginger effectively destroys ovary cancer cells even more successfully that a chemo or drugs that contain platinum. It also lowers the risk of colon cancer and soothes the intestine and colon inflammation.
Additional Ginger Health Benefits
- To regulate blood sugar levels, drink a glass of ginger water every morning
- Chew ginger before meals to boost your appetite and stimulate the production of digestion juices
- Chew ginger to prevent nausea and vomiting in post-operation periods
- Mix ginger and turmeric to prepare a paste, and rub it on affected areas twice daily, to soothe muscle strains