Ginger is a medicinal and culinary spice/herb that has amazing health benefits and should always be in the house. It’s best fresh but can also be bought ground or chopped which are handy in the kitchen.
Ginger has been used as medicine throughout history and in the 13th and 14th century, 1 lb of ginger cost as much as a sheep. Ginger can be consumed as tea, blended into smoothies/juices or used as spice for dishes.
Some of the benefits of ginger include;
Treatment of Flu
Ginger aids the treatment of cold, flu and sore throat. Slice 20 to 40g of fresh ginger into a cup of water and brew as tea in an earthen pot with some lemon. You can add honey to sweeten if needed. It’s also a way to keep warm when it’s cold.
Improvement of Blood Flow
Ginger is composed of magnesium, chromium and zinc which are known to help improve blood flow in the body.
Ginger is the perfect PMS medicine. How do I know this? because it’s my medicine. It minimizes my discomfort and everyone’s I’ve mentioned it to. Also, if you’re bloated from overfeeding, a cup of ginger tea aids the digestion process.
Since ginger relieves bloating it’s only logical that it also relieves stomach ache. Ginger is more effective in reducing stomach pain including menstrual cramps. Ginger has also been proven to be an effective pain killer. Among 7 studies examining ginger as an analgesic, evidence indicates that roughly 2g of ginger may reduce muscle pain stemming from eccentric resistance exercise and prolonged running, particularly if taken for a minimum of 5 days(source)
Treatment of Nausea
Ginger is a fast relief for nausea and is also an effective natural remedy for morning sickness during early pregnancy(source)
Immune System Booster
Ginger is a natural immune system booster. Gingerol, the bioactive substance in fresh ginger, can help lower the risk of infections. A cup of ginger tea a day, keeps bacteria at bay.
Other uses of ginger include whole body detox, weight loss, colon cleanse, parasite cleanse and candida cleanse.
Make ginger a part of your diet for a healthy lifestyle. When you have good health, you have everything.
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