Top 12 Health Benefits of Ginger Root


Health Benefits of Ginger Root

Ginger tea is one of most favorite drink for tea lovers. This spice not only adds the flavor and taste in your dishes but also offers the health benefits too. Grandmother’s most applicable remedy is ginger tea. If one has cold and flu then one cup of ginger tea works like magic, though health benefits of ginger are not only confined to cold and fever. Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger which is responsible for most of its medicinal properties. In this article we will let you know about different health benefits of ginger root.

Health Benefits of Ginger Root in Detail

Nausea and Morning Sickness

Ginger is highly effective home remedy against nausea and morning sickness.  For pregnancy related nausea and morning sickness its use in quite good. Reason behind this is ginger promotes the secretion of saliva as well as digestive enzymes which help to keep the stomach acids under the control.

Use

  • Crush the ginger.
  • Boil it in the 3-4 cups of water.
  • Simmer it for 3-4 minutes.
  • Stain it and consume this drink twice or thrice in a day.

Arthritis

Use of ginger has been famous since ages to treat inflammatory diseases. A bioactive compound gingerol found in ginger is packed with the anti-inflammatory properties which help to reduce pain, inflammation and swelling.

How to Use?

  • Chew some fresh ginger pieces daily.
  • Take the ginger oil and rub on the affected area. Then uncover that area to sun for 5 to 10 minutes to produce warmth and heat. Do it regularly.
  • Include the ginger slices in your cooking.
  • One can drink 2 to 3 cups of ginger tea daily.

Endometriosis

To resolve the symptoms of endometriosis, use of ginger is quite good.  It anti-inflammatory action helps to decrease the pain in pelvic area, lower abdomen and back pain. Besides of this, it also helps to provide relief in other symptoms like vomiting, weakness nausea, and nausea.  Additionally its use is also good for ovarian cysts also.

Infections

Being a great source of anti-oxidants ginger is good immunity booster. Anti-microbial action of it helps to fight against the various viral, bacterial and fungal infections. Its intake helps to strengthen the body.

Digestion

It works well to improve the digestion. Use of ginger is quite good to ward off the various digestive problems like nausea, vomiting, motion sickness, bowel disorders, indigestion, and gas. It stimulates production of digestive juices which helps to clear the colon and stomach.

Anti-Cancerous

It has been found in several research studies that gingerol present in the ginger causes the reduction in gastric cancer cells, breast carcinoma cells, colorectal carcinoma cells and ovarian cancer cells.

Lowers the Cholesterol

Consumption of ginger has also been proven effective to lower down the bad cholesterol levels in body.

Asthma

As per Ayurveda also it is an effective herb for asthma. It contains the phyto chemical compounds like Zingerones, shogaols, and gingerols which have the antioxidant properties. These properties are very useful in the treatment of asthma.

Making the ginger tea by boiling, one fourth teaspoon of ginger powder in one cup of water helps to clear the airways.

Diabetes

Anti-diabetic action of ginger helps to lower down the elevated blood sugar levels. Gingerols – the major active component of ginger root helps to increase uptake of glucose into muscle cells without using insulin, hence it is quite good in the management of high blood sugar levels.

Malabsorption

Ginger helps to boost up our metabolism and improves the digestion process. Its intake is good formal absorption as it helps to improve the absorption of nutrients by body.

Heart Health

It is believed that ginger can reduce the risk of some cardiovascular diseases.Possiblereason behind this is ginger loadedwith various nutrients like amino acids, acids, vitamins, and minerals which are good for the blood circulation. Mostly, consumption of ginger help to regulates the blood cholesterol levels and prevents the blood clotting too.

Stress and Alzheimer’s Disease

Do you know that Ginger is considered as effective home remedy for depression and anxiety attack because ginger is loaded with phosphorous, magnesium, and calcium. Antioxidants and bioactive compounds in ginger may help to inhibit inflammatory responses occur in the brain.  Powerful antioxidant action of ginger helps to reduce the oxidative stress and delays the ageing process.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

This article is written by DR. Vikram Chauhan (MD - AYURVEDA). He is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda (Ancient healing treatment), not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company.

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