Ginger is a flowering plant that originated from China.It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, and is closely related to turmeric, cardomon and galangal. The rhizome (underground part of the stem) is the part commonly used as a spice. It is often called ginger root, or simply ginger. Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine. It has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold, to name a few.

Ginger Can Treat Many Forms of Nausea, Especially Morning Sickness.

Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or juice, and is sometimes added to processed food and cosmetics. It is a very common ingredient in recipes.The unique fragrance and flavor of ginger come from its natural oils, the most important of which is gingerol. Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger, responsible for much of its medicinal properties. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

 

Benefits

  1. Ginger Can Treat Many Forms of Nausea, Especially Morning Sickness.
  2. Ginger May Reduce Muscle Pain and Soreness.
  3. The Anti-Inflammatory Effects Can Help With  the most common form of arthritis, that is, Osteoarthritis.
  4. Ginger May Drastically Lower Blood Sugars and Improve Heart Disease Risk Factors.
  5. Ginger Can Help Treat Chronic Indigestion
  6. Ginger powder may significantly reduce menstrual pain for females.
  7. Ginger May Lower Cholesterol Levels.
  8. Ginger Contains a Substance That May Help Prevent Cancer
  9. Ginger May Improve Brain Function and Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease
  10. The Active Ingredient in Ginger Can Help Fight Infections