For over 5000 years ago ginger was revealed as a medicine by ancient Chinese and Indians. Later it was used as a spice to add flavor to the food. It was first discovered in South East Asia. It is a good source of Manganese, Magnesium, Potassium,Copper and Vitamin B6.
It has been used as a natural remedy for many diseases for centuries. But now the scientists have discovered and proved around the world that it works wonders and deals with various ailments.
Ginger Tea can be made by adding 3-4 slices of fresh ginger to a cup of boiling water. Honey, maple juice and lemon juice can also be added to it.
The best known health benefit of ginger is to cure nausea. It helps to deal with nausea caused by a stomach problem, motion sickness, flue and chemotherapy. It helps to fight morning sickness during pregnancy. Ginger tea or some slices of fresh ginger can be eaten to cure nausea.
Studies have shown that it relieves inflammation and pain without any side effects. Its anti inflammatory properties reduces inflammation and its warming effect soothes and comforts the joints. It has anti oxidants in it that clear the joints from all impurities and allows the fresh blood to flow through the infected areas. it also improves flexibility and movement of muscles and bones.
Ginger can improve digestion and helps in several digestive issues. It neutralizes the acids and stimulates the secretion of digestive juices to enhance digestion. It makes the movement of food from stomach to the upper small intestine faster. For quick relief from any digestive problem, a cup of ginger tea or 6 ounces of ginger beer can be taken.
Ginger combats with several respiratory problems like cold, flue, cough, shortness of breathe and asthma. It also helps to remove mucus from throat and lungs.
It is a natural preventative for motion sickness without any side effects. It deals with nausea caused by motion. Taking a warm cup of ginger tea before a travel/cruise can prevent you from any inconvenience.
It is a powerful weapon against ovarian cancer. It not not only stops the development of ovarian cancer cells but also kills them like a chemotherapeutic treatment without any side effects.
It lowers the cholesterol level and prevents blockages of vessels which can lead to a heart attack. It also improves the muscular strength of the heart.
MIGRAINE & HEADACHE
A study has shown that anti inflamtory properties of ginger reduce the frequency and strength of headache/migraine among the patients. A cup of ginger tea or few slices of fresh ginger can fight headache.
PREVENTS BLOOD CLOTS
Like aspirin it helps to deal with blood clots but unlike aspirin it has a soothing effect on stomach. It clears the blood vessels more effectively than onion and garlic.
COLD AND FLUE PREVENTION
Ginger tea added with raw honey and lemon juice is a great remedy of cold and flue. It boosts immune system.