Sick? Here’s ‘doctor ginger’ at your rescue!

Gursshheen Gahllen | Jan 18, 2017 17:13

Medicinal benefits of ginger (Photo source: Health remedies advice)

Ginger is one of the most widely used ingredient when it comes to using home remedies. No wonder our elders swear by adrak ki chai! Ginger is one of the healthiest and spices available. (Delicious? eh!)

The spice is considered to be highly rich in terms of nutrients and also contains bioactive compounds, which have powerful effects on body and brain.

A flowering plant that originates from China, Ginger contains gingerol and few powerful medicinal properties. 

Here are few medicinal benefits of ginger, which you probably didn’t know:

→Ginger has wide history in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine. It has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight flu and common cold, to name a few.

→Powdered, fresh or dried, ginger can be utilised for processed food items and cosmetics too.

→Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger, responsible for much of its medicinal properties. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

→Ginger helps in relieve nausea and vomiting after surgery, and in cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy.

→Ginger has been shown to be effective against exercise-induced muscle pain.

→The anti-inflammatory effects of ginger can help people suffering from osteoarthritis. It involves degeneration of the joints in the body, which if untreated, leads to joint pain and stiffness.

→Ginger helps in controlling blood sugar and reduces heart related diseases.

→Ginger helps in treating chronic indigestion. After consuming ginger soup, it takes 12 to 16 minutes to calm down stomach problems.

→Ginger powder significantly reduces menstrual pain

→Ginger sharpens the brain and protects it against Alzheimer’s disease.

Ginger is one of the super spices, which helps in curing almost all problems! Next time when you’re unwell, ask your mom for a ginger! 😉