Ginger

Ginger is a flowering plant that originated from China. Ginger belongs to the Zingiberaceae family,

the rhizome (underground part of the stem) is the part commonly used as a spice. It is often called ginger root, or simply ginger.

Ginger is a commonly used flavoring agent and food product. Ginger is also available as an herbal supplement.

 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF GINGER

Digestive issues

The phenolic compounds in ginger are known to help relieve gastrointestinal irritation, stimulate saliva and bile production and suppress gastric contractions and movement of food and fluids through the GI tract.

Nausea

Chewing raw ginger or drinking ginger tea is a common home remedy for nausea during cancer treatment. Pregnant women experiencing morning sickness can safely use ginger to relieve nausea and vomiting, often in the form of ginger lozenges or candies. Ginger has also been found to reduce the symptoms of dysmenorrhea (severe pain during a menstrual cycle). Ginger may also relieve nausea and vomiting after surgery, and in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy

Reduce muscle pain and soreness

Ginger has been shown to be effective against exercise-induced muscle pain.Ginger does not have an immediate impact, but may be effective at reducing the day-to-day progression of muscle pain. These effects are believed to be mediated by the anti-inflammatory properties.

The Anti-Inflammatory Effects Can Help With Osteoarthritis

It involves degeneration of the joints in the body, leading to symptoms like joint pain and stiffness.In a controlled trial of 247 people with osteoarthritis of the knee, those who took ginger extract had less pain and required less pain medication. High levels of LDL lipoproteins (the “bad” cholesterol) are linked to an increased risk of heart disease. Cancer is a very serious disease that is characterized by uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells. Ginger extract has been studied as an alternative treatment for several forms of cancer.

Strengthens Immunity

Ginger helps improve the immune system. Consuming a little bit ginger a day can help foil potential risk of a stroke by inhibiting fatty deposits from the arteries. It also decreases bacterial infections in the stomach, and helps battle a bad cough and throat irritation.

Fights Common Respiratory Problems

If you’re suffering from common respiratory diseases such as a cough, ginger aids in expanding your lungs and loosening up phlegm because it is a natural expectorant that breaks down and removes mucus. That way you can quickly recover from difficulty in breathing.

Combats Stomach Discomfort.

Ginger is ideal in assisting digestion, thereby improving food absorption and avoiding possible stomach ache. Ginger appears to reduce inflammation in a similar way to aspirin and ibuprofen.

 

WAYS TO USE GINGER

Ginger In Your Juice

‘Grate’ idea: grate some ginger root and put it in your juicer, along with carrots and apples and a little lemon juice. Totally yummy and, of course, so good for you!

Gingery Dessert

Even a smidgen of grated ginger on your vanilla panna cotta or strawberry sorbet can wake up the flavor!

 

SIDE EFFECTS

Although uncommon, allergic reactions to ginger have been reported. Stop taking ginger and seek emergency medical attention if you experience symptoms of a serious allergic reaction including difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives.

 

Source:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/265990.php

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/10-benefits-of-ginger-that-you-didnt-know-about.html

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/drug-ginger/article_em.htm

http://foodmatters.tv/articles-1/10-healing-benefits-of-ginger

http://www.drugs.com/sfx/ginger-side-effects.html

 

 

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