Ginger as a remedy for many diseases

Ginger has been used for thousands of years as a medicine, spice, food and means of beautification. This plant is originally from China, but is now cultivated in many countries, including Asia, India, Africa and the Caribbean islands. Ginger is very popular in the kitchen because of its special bitter flavor, which is precisely credited to essential oils, which ginger root contains. Ginger root is available in raw form, powder, candied or pickled, in the form of syrup or tincture at health food stores and supermarkets.

ginger plant
Ginger Plant
The beneficial ingredients of this plant are numerous. Tests showed that ginger has a lot of medicinal concentrated substances (vitamins and minerals), and most of them were found in the root:

  • protein
  • fiber
  • vegetable fats
  • plant hormones
  • gingerol
  • zingerone
  • enzymes
  • volatile oil

What seems to be interesting is that ginger combined with other medicinal herbs and drugs significantly increases their beneficial effects.

This incredible spice has many health benefits:
  1. Ginger is a carminative (relieves stomach discomfort and bloating) and therefore can be used for stomach problems
  2. Using ginger stimulates mucous secretion, and thereby relieves cough and eases sore throat.
  3. Numerous studies confirm that ginger eases nausea, in particular seasickness, morning sickness and nausea due to chemotherapy.
  4. Ginger has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-toxic properties, therefore is used for the prevention of cold and flu.
  5. Ginger is also an anti-histamine, and therefore is used for allergies.
  6. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties, which is used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and other diseases of the musculoskeletal and connective tissue.
  7. Ginger contains special enzymes responsible for the catalysis of protein in food, and in this way helps digestion and prevents cramps. The ancient Greeks would often eat ginger after a larger meal to ease digestion.
  8. Because ginger stimulates mucous secretion, it prevents the formation of ulcers - gastric mucosal damage.
  9. It was confirmed that ginger reduces cholesterol and prevents blood clots.
  10. Ginger is also used to treat stomach disorders such as dyspepsia and colic. In third world countries ginger is used to treat diarrhea.

    ginger tea
    Ginger Tea
How to use ginger?
The easiest way to use ginger is to simply grate it and place in a variety of dishes, nibble on little pieces of ginger or mix grated ginger with honey. From it you can make a wonderful tea. Peel it and cut it into thin slices. Boil water in a pot and add the chopped ginger. Cover with a lid and let it steam for about 20 minutes. Strain and add honey and lemon.
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