10 Beneficial effects of Ginger (zingiber officinale)

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In our day to day life we use ginger in foodstuff, tea and in soups etc. It makes our food delicious and provides unique smell and taste. Ginger has been used as a natural remedy from many centuries. Researchers around the world are agreeing that ginger helps in the treatment of many diseases due to its anti bacterial, anti viral and  other medicinal properties.

Content of ginger

Ginger has three main ingredient named gingerone, gingerol and shogaol. Gingerol provide unique aroma to ginger.  Gingerone has antioxidant property useful in healing damage tissue. When these three ingredients combined, they make ginger rich in medicinal properties like antibacterial, antiviral  and antimicrobial.

 

Benefits of ginger

  • Ginger used as a natural treatment for cold & flu. Add chopped ginger in water and warm it. Drink it two to three times in a day.
  • It also has a positive effect on digestive system and helps in treatment of food Poisoning and heart burn.
  • Ginger provides relief in migraine case because of its ability to stop prostaglandin from creating  pain and inflammation.
  • In Chinese medicine, ginger tea with sugar is used in treatment of menstrual cramps due to its anti- inflammatory property.
  • Ginger is a powerful painkiller.
  • Ginger reduces the incidence of diabetes related complications such as diabetic nephropathy
  • Effective in vomiting associated with motion sickness.
  • Effective in reducing blood pressure, cholesterol & has anti-thrombotic activity.
  • Effective in treatment of morning sickness.
  • Ginger  powder  helps in reducing ovarian cancer cells.

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