Ginger is the healthiest and the most delicious spice in the world. It is among the spices that I recommend you should have in your kitchen at all time. Ginger is not only a wonderful addition to your cooking but also has a wide range of medication properties.The fresh ginger roots keep well in the freezer. If you find yourself having an upset stomach or nauseous, mince up a small amount of it and swallow. You will be amazed by its relief.
For thousands of years, Asian, Indian, and Arabic healers have revered ginger as food as well as medicinal spice. The tropical plant, which is in a same botanical family with cardamom and turmeric, was effectively used to treat vomiting and nausea resulting from illness and sickness.
Ginger have been well known to have some health benefits and is valued mostly in Africa, Middle East, India among other countries. The most commonly part of it is the rhizome, it is the part rich with antioxidants such as zingerones, gingerols among others. Ginger contains antiviral, antiparasitic and antioxidant properties, to name just a few of it.
Ginger is anti-inflammatory, which makes it effective in pain relief. Some studies conducted showed that ginger oil can help relief the knee pain in people with osteoarthritis.
Another study conducted showed that ginger can also reduce the muscle soreness. It can also ease pain from menstrual cramps in women.
The pain-relieving the effect of ginger seems to be far-reaching. Along with joint and muscle pain, it has been proofed to reduce the severity of a migraine.
Cancer and diabetes fighter
The ginger anti-inflammatory properties make it beneficial for many chronic inflammatory diseases, cancer included. It has some anti-tumor activities which help to treat the chronic types of cancer, including ovarian, breast lung, colon, pancreatic and skin cancer. Since ginger prevents toxic effect of cancer drugs, it has been useful in addition to cancer treatments
With diabetes, ginger becomes useful in both therapeutically and preventively via an effect on insulin release and action. It has been proven to have protective effects against the diabetes complications, including providing protection to diabetic’s kidneys, liver, eyes, and central nervous system.
Digestive upset, Nausea, and Motion sickness
Ginger is a must-have supplement if you are struggling with digestion, it helps stimulate the emptying of the stomach without any effect. It is also an antispasmodic agent, which explains its effect on the intestinal tract
When one gram of ginger is taken daily it helps reduce vomiting and nausea and has been shown to work effectively than placebo in reducing morning sickness.
It helps also to reduce vomiting and some other symptoms of motion sickness.
Ginger is a metabolism boosting agent which may increase thermogenesis in the body, where the body burns up the stored fats to create energy, with beneficial effects on metabolism and fat storage. Consuming thermogenic ingredients such as ginger boost metabolism by up to 5 percent, while increasing fat burning by up to 16 percent.
Here is a recipe for ginger simple syrup.
1 cup of honey
3 cups of water
3 ounces of chopped ginger
Boil the 3 cups water in a saucepan. Put the 3 ounces chopped ginger into the boiling water and cover it for 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and let it cool, strain the ginger to extract as much liquid as you can. Whisk in honey, and pour it into a jar. Drink the syrup directly or pour it into a cup of tea or water.
Dose: 1 tablespoon at a time to aid cramps. Circulation and digestion.
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