Welcome, visitor! [ Register | Login

4 Health Benefits of Ginger You Should Know

Natural Medicine November 15, 2016

Health Benefits of Ginger

Asian food lovers have most likely tasted fresh or fermented ginger quite often. It is earthy, savory, and often adds a hint of spice and heat to your dishes. Ginger is a signature flavor for the Autumn and Winter holiday season as well. You will enjoy the taste of ginger in pies and many other holiday desserts, such as the gingerbread cookie.

But are you aware of all of ginger’s health benefits? Probably not. Ginger is on the list of foods that should be incorporated into your diet all- year-round.

Here is a list of the top 4 health benefits you will enjoy by adding a little ginger to your life:

1. Ginger soothes stomach aches

The most popular use for ginger is its ability to soothe stomach aches. Whether you are experiencing nausea from a mild flu or you’ve simply eaten too much of the wrong thing; ginger in the form of a tea, warm ginger ale, or eaten raw, will calm that ocean we sometimes feel we’re on, when our tummies aren’t quite right. After you peel the rough skin off of fresh ginger root, you can chew a small chunk of it to feel better; that’s if it’s not too spicy for you.

2. Calms the discomfort of sore muscles

A lot of people can benefit from ginger in this way; from athletes to busy moms. Ginger’s affect on sore muscles is not a well-known natural remedy, but it works so well because it is a natural anti-inflammatory agent. Most people who experience sore muscles, aches and pains, are really experiencing excessive inflammation in the body. Eating or drinking ginger on a regular basis will treat this inflammation, thereby reducing pain and discomfort.

3. Ginger is an anti-viral

One of the most popular food seasoning pairing with ginger, is garlic, and both contain anti-viral compounds. These anti-viral compounds in ginger assist in strengthening the immune system, which is what keeps us from experiencing colds and viruses, particularly during the winter months when everyone is spreading them around.

4. Helps relieve menstrual cramps

Menstrual time is different for everyone, however, for most women this time of month can be quite painful. Ginger aids in reducing the pain of menstrual cramps. Many women make a tea of ginger and lemon or if the cramps are extremely painful, they will chew on some raw ginger root. Of course, if the menstrual pain is severe or even just different than what you are normally used to, you should see a gynecologist to detect if there are any other health problems exacerbating the pain.

However you decide to add ginger to your diet plan, remember that to maintain or regain the benefits of a healthy body, you must try to eat right and exercise as often as you can. Nothing is a miracle aid, but combined with a healthy lifestyle, natural remedies like ginger can make a tremendous difference in how you feel.


No Tags

816 total views, 1 today


Facebook Friends

  • Ovarian Cancer

    Ovarian Cancer Survival Increased 5 Months Overall with Beta Blockers — Study

    by on January 6, 2016 - 0 Comments

    Overall survival for epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) patients is prolonged approximately 5 months as a result of treatment with beta blockers, a type of generic heart medication, according to a new first-of-its-kind study from University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center investigators. Beta blockers may also be used in conjunction with other treatments to treat […]

  • Study Finds Babies 87% More Likely to Have Autism when Pregnant Mother Took Antidepressants

    by on January 7, 2016 - 0 Comments

    Based on a dataset including 145,456 pregnancies, Université de Montréal scientists have found a significant relationship between mothers consuming antidepressants and autistic children Université de Montréal scientists have found strong evidence of a link between antidepressants and autism in a large study that accounted for other known autism contributors such as genetic disposition, maternal age, […]

  • It Takes These Two Ingredients To Seriously Alkalize Your Body

    by on November 2, 2016 - 0 Comments

    Alkaline and acid are two fluids in the body that are measured in pH balance levels. There should be a balance of both in a healthy system. There are many products out there on the market that claim to be able to alkalize your body. There are certain kinds of diets as well. According to […]

  • aboriginal clay

    Canadian clay kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria on contact

    by on August 29, 2016 - 6 Comments

    A 10,000-year-old deposit of clay used as medicine by aboriginal Canadians is highly effective against many serious antibiotic-resistant infections, according to recent UBC research. The natural cure clay is from Kisameet Bay, B.C. — long used by the Heiltsuk First Nation. The report: Kisameet Clay Exhibits Potent Antibacterial Activity against the ESKAPE Pathogens The report’s […]

  • Can Your Eyes See THIS?

    by on September 11, 2016 - 0 Comments

    Only 3 percent of people have the ability to see the number on the photo. Click on the image above (not on the social buttons but around them on the actual image) to make it bigger. Can’t see it? Here’s some tips by Savannah Dunn on how to see it anyway: 1. Shake it! ( move it consistently […]