HEALING BENEFITS OF GINGER
Ginger is a flowering plant that originated from china. It is among the healthiest and most delicious spices on the planet. It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain. It has been used to help digestion, reduce menstrual pain, reduce nausea and lower cholesterol levels. It contains a substance that may help prevent cancer and help fight the flu and common cold, it may improve brain function and protect against Alzheimer’s disease.
Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or juice, and is sometimes added to processed foods and cosmetics. It is a very common ingredient in recipes. The active ingredient in ginger can help fight infections. Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like ginger decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and overall mortality while promoting a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy and overall lower weight.
Its healing benefits include:
· Ginger improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body.
· Ginger clears the ‘microcirculatory channels’ of the body, including the pesky sinuses that tend to flare up from time to time.
· Eat fresh ginger just before lunch to stoke a dull appetite and fire up the digestive juices.
· Tummy moaning and groaning under cramps? Munch on ginger.
· Feeling airsick or nauseous? Chew on ginger, preferably tossed in a little honey.
· Reeling under joint pain? Ginger, with its anti-inflammatory properties, can bring relief. Float some ginger essential oil in your bath to help aching muscles and joints.
· Stir up some ginger tea to get rid of throat and nose congestion. And when there’s a nip in the air, the warning benefits of this tasty tea are even greater.
· Just had a surgery? Chewing ginger post-operation can help overcome nausea.
· Fresh ginger is used for asthma, coughs, colic, heart palpitations, swellings, dyspepsia, loss of appetite and rheumatism, while the dried root is used to strengthen the stomach, inhibit vomiting and treat diarrhea.