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Ginger Health Benefits

Ginger (scientific name Zingiber officinale) is an herb whose root is widely used as a spice and as a medicine. Ginger was first introduced to the world by India where it was produced a long time ago and was exported to the Europe in the first century AD as a result of the spice trade including the Arab traders and is now, used all over the world. Ginger was then traded all over the Europe.

Ginger has been known to cure a number of illnesses and is also used as a spice mostly in the Indian subcontinent. But some of its properties give it a lot of importance in the medical field such as it has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant, and anti-emetic properties.

It helps to keep respiratory problems at bay

Ginger consists of antihistamine which helps in treating allergies which is a common cause for respiratory problems like Asthma and Bronchitis. It also helps in curing sore throat and cough.

Helps curing Nausea and Vomiting

Ginger is an instant remedy to keep nausea and vomiting in check. It also helps in case of seasickness and motion sickness or the nausea caused after a surgery.

Morning sickness

Due to its carminative properties ginger may be helpful to pregnant women in case of morning sickness experienced during pregnancy. But before taking Ginger on your own consult a doctor.

Loss of Appetite

Ginger has been proven as a remedy for loss of appetite. Ginger helps your digestive juices to improve your appetite. Eat a fresh piece of Ginger before your meal to increase your appetite.

Improves digestion

Ginger helps in breaking down the protein in your food and improves digestion by absorption and assimilation of essential assimilation of essential nutrients in our food. And it is also essential in healing stomach ulcer.

Gas and flatulence

Ingestion of Ginger also helps in providing relief from bloating and gas and helps reducing flatulence. For this you can crush Ginger and extract its juice, along with bishop’s weed it will relieve you of the gas and bloating.

Helps in menstrual pain

Ginger, when eaten at the beginning of the menstrual period, can reduce symptoms of menstrual pain in some women. You can add ginger to your regular meals during menstrual period so as to relieve you of some pain.

Relive headache

Ginger is a great natural medicine for curing migraine and headaches. Its unique property to inhibit prostaglandin synthesis acts as a pain killer and reduces inflammation in blood vessel.

Helps in beating Arthritis

Ginger’s analgesic and anti-inflammatory property may help to reduce the pain in the joints caused by Arthritis. For this you will have to use ginger oil in your bath.

Prevent Cancer

As Ginger roots carry a lot of antioxidants it has an ability to reduce cell death (apoptosis) and suppress the production of certain proteins. And adding ginger to your daily meal is a great way to prevent cancer.

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