Who doesn’t know about the health benefits of ginger? Ginger is the healthiest and most delicious spice on the planet which is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds which are beneficial and powerful for your body and brain. It is a flowering plant which is originated from China and belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, is closely related to turmeric, cardamom and galangal. Ginger is common ingredient in recipes and can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as in oil and juice, and sometimes added to processed food and cosmetics. The main and important bioactive compound of ginger is gingerol which has unique fragrance and flavor. And it is responsible for much of its medical properties. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Ginger helps you to prevent chills, fever, and excessive sweat as it contains chromium, magnesium and zinc. T is also useful with allergies. The tea from ginger is used for weight loss as it increases metabolism, stimulate blood circulation and excretion of toxins from the body. Ginger also has many health benefits which are as follow:
- Digestive issues:
Different herbs and spices are good for settling down stomach cramps. But the phenolic compounds on ginger are known to relieve gastrointestinal irritation, stimulate saliva and bile production and lessen gastric contractions and movement of food and fluids through GI tract.
Currently research has been made by Taiwanese that three capsules (1.2 grams total) of ginger can actually help stomach to release its contents into the small intestines in people with dyspepsia. Ginger also helps people who are bloated, constipated and has other gastrointestinal disorders. It eases the smooth muscle in your gut lining and helps food move along throughout the system.
Fresh ginger helps in to digests heavy foods or hearty meals, and children may chew on ginger to relax their stomachache or to relieve motion sickness.
Ginger is a natural remedy for nausea. Chewing raw ginger or drinking ginger tea is common cure for nausea during cancer. Women who are pregnant and experiencing morning sickness can safely use ginger tea to relieve nausea and vomiting. It is also suitable to drink ginger tea in cold weather to keep you warm. Ginger is effective for the patients undergoing chemotherapy.
To lessen the inflammation and treat inflammatory conditions ginger has been used for centuries as a natural remedy. The anti-inflammatory compounds are responsible for significantly reducing inflammation is called gingerols. These important compounds in ginger are beneficial tool for various inflammatory-related health conditions. Ginger is also beneficial for the diseases which are fueled by inflammation such as obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and numerous cancer types.
Ginger also helps in preventing cancer as cancer is a very serious disease that characterized by uncontrolled growth of abnormal cell. The extract from ginger is best alternative treatment for several forms of cancer. Ginger may slow down the growth of colorectal cancer cells.
- Sore throat and congestion:
Ginger tea with coconut milk and honey is beneficial to breakup phlegm and gives a boost to your immune system.