Ginger is one of the most effective and well-known medicinal plants. It has a variety of health benefits and adds a delicious and unique flavor to countless dishes. Ginger is available year round and is a great herb to add to your collection! Read on to learn the health benefits of ginger.
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Stomach Issues – Ginger is most commonly used for gastrointestinal problems. It treats motion sickness, morning sickness, nausea, gas, vomiting, and loss of appetite. It has proven to be especially effective in treating seasickness and nausea brought on by pregnancy. According to whfoods.com, research shows that ginger root helped reduce nausea and vomiting in 19 of 27 women in early pregnancy. Ginger is a safe and natural alternative to anti-vomiting drugs.
Anti-inflammatory Effects – Ginger contains gingerols, which are strong anti-inflammatory compounds. Several studies show that gingerols significantly reduce the pain in individuals suffering from arthritis and joint pain when consumed regularly. So if you are having arthritis problems or joint pain, add some fresh ginger to your meals for relief!
Cancer Prevention – As stated by whfoods.com, research shows that gingerols may also reduce the growth of human colorectal cancer cells.
Burns – Put fresh ginger juice or ginger oil on your skin to treat burns.
Lots More – According to PositiveHealthWellness.com, ginger also reduces the risk of heart disease, repairs malabsorption, improves the immune system, fights infections, improves pain management, and more.
Ginger is incredibly healthy for you and comes with amazing health benefits, but to someone who hasn’t cooked with it before, it can seem difficult to consume it on a regular basis. If that’s you, try the recipes suggested in the following book:
Easy Ginger Recipes: Nature’s Spice for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner by Scarlett Aphra
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