The health benefits of ginger are well-documented and ginger has been used across the globe as a natural remedy for thousands of years due to its medicinal properties. In fact, ancient Chinese, Roman, Greek, Arabic and Sanskrit texts have all documented the use of ginger root to help improve health and well-being.
The main compound of ginger, gingerols combats cell inflammation. The patients that have muscle pains and arthritis can lower the muscle swelling and pain with regular consumption of ginger. This plant is also beneficial for people who experience inflammation caused by obesity, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
Stops acid reflux
A recent study found that compounds in ginger are six times safer and more effective than acid blocker drugs. The acid drugs can ruin the stomach acid barrier and also increase the risk of stomach cancer.
Morning sickness prevention
Many women reported that consuming ginger root helped them to reduce nausea and vomiting. The prescribed dose is 200 mg of ginger tablets, on every 4 hours. It is necessary to consult the doctor first.
Alleviates cough and sore throat
To fight sore throat and cough, put a few slices of ginger into boiling water. Later add honey and lemon. This beverage will soothe the sore throat and also will clean the nasal congestion.
Stops flatulence and improves digestion
Ginger calms a rumbling stomach. To calm down your stomach, simply boil a few slices of ginger and sweeten it with raw honey. If you suffer from flatulence, usually doctors prescribe ginger tablets of 250-500mg, 3 times per day.
Combination of ginger, peppermint and cayenne pepper can help you to stop the migraine pain. Into boiling water, add one tablespoon of dried peppermint and a pinch of cayenne pepper. After that, add few slices of ginger to simmer in the water. If you want to sweeten this mixture it is recommended to use only stevia or raw honey.
Another useful method to fight migraine is to mix a little water with ½ a teaspoon of ginger powder. Apply this paste to the forehead and the pain will stop.
To get rid of pain, rub your gums with raw ginger. Another way is to use the ginger water (water where the slices of ginger are boiled) as a mouthwash.
Take 50 grams of ginger rhizomes and grate them. Squeeze the juice from them and mix it with 4-5 liter hot water. Applying on certain areas will stimulate your blood circulation.
Chewing a piece of ginger, before meals, will activate the digestive juices and increase the appetite.
Doctors advise diabetes patients to drink ginger water every morning on an empty stomach, because this water stabilizes the glucose levels in the blood.