10 Health Benefits of Ginger

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10 Health Benefits of Ginger

1. Against Cancer
Ginger can help the process of destroying ovarian cancer cells, moreover with higher and safer speed compared to the drugs for chemotherapy which are platinum-based and are often given to ovarian cancer patients.
The consumption of ginger rhizomes can soothe the levels of colon and also intestine inflammation. That way ginger helps in reducing the colon cancer risk.

2. Fights Against Inflammation
Ginger is very good in treating health conditions connected to cell inflammation thanks to the one healing compound it consists. Its name is gingerols.
It can calm the pains and also muscle swelling at many patients suffering from arthritis and muscular pains.
Also is very beneficial for obesity, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s, which are caused by cell inflammation.

3. Stops Acid Reflux
A study presented by the journal, Molecular Research and Food Nutrition, says that the ginger compounds worked 6 times better compared to the acid blocker drugs. The drug will destroy the stomach acid barrier, but will increase the risk of getting ulcers or stomach cancer.

4. Reduces Morning Sickness
For pregnant women, it is always strongly recommended to consult their doctor before taking any herb or medication. Some women claimed consumption of ginger have positive impact to their nausea and vomiting. Usually, it is prescribed as natural tablets of 200 mg and you need to take it every 4 hours. But as we said, first you should consult your doctor.

5. Alleviates a Cough or a Sore Throat
Ginger is one of the most used homemade remedy against cough and sore throats. Add slices of ginger rhizomes into boiling water, boil for 5 minutes more, remove the tea from the heat, wait 10 min to cool and add lemon and honey to it. It will reduce your sore pain and will clear the nasal congestion.

6. Boosts Digestion and stops Flatulence
If you suffer from upset stomach, boil some slices of ginger for a few minutes and use raw honey to sweeten them. This will calm your stomach within minutes.

7. Relieves Headache
If you have a painful migraine, then the mixture of ginger with cayenne pepper and peppermint is the perfect remedy for your problem. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper and a teaspoon of dried peppermint then add slices of ginger and let it simmer. You can use raw honey to sweeten.

8. Soothes a Toothache
Calm your painful tooth using a ginger. All you have to do is to rub one piece of raw ginger onto the gums. You will immediately feel pain relief.

9. Stimulates Blood Circulation
Put 50gr grated ginger rhizomes in a cloth and squeeze out the juice. Add the juice into a basin of 4-5l hot water and apply to the area. It will dissolve the accumulated toxic matter.

10. Prevents Nausea and Vomiting
Ginger is used to prevent nausea and vomiting after an operation. Just chew one piece of ginger to achieve these results.
Chewing on a piece of ginger before your meal will active the digestive juices and inspires your appetite.
If you are having muscle strains, combine the ginger paste with turmeric and rub on the affected area 2 times a day.

Have a glass of ginger water in the morning if you want to stabilize the levels of glucose in your blood.

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