With its known medicinal value dating back thousands of years. Ginger has always been a widely cultivated herb, used worldwide in a wide array of foods both domestic and exotic, drinks, and even in beauty products. The ancient texts and literature of the Indian Ayurveda, viewed ginger root as a gift from the gods.
Ginger is known as vishwabheshaja in Ayurveda, ginger root helps relieve indigestion, diarrhea, gas, nausea and stomach cramping. Ginger has traditionally been used for fevers, colds, and various other respiratory problems.
As an incredibly versatile spice, ginger can be used in a number of ways in your everyday life. Home remedies using ginger can be a simple, cost-effective, and natural way to live healthy without the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs.
Many ‘folk remedies’ are already part of your ‘kitchen pharmacy’. Ginger is an essential spice to have on hands in your kitchen pantry. Here are some examples of its health benefits:
Being an anti-inflammatory ginger helps provide pain relief and reduces inflammation, all while stimulating blood circulation, and detoxifying your body. Furthermore, ginger offers relief from menstrual cramps.
Containing key ingredients for the maintenance of healthy and regular blood flow, ginger contains magnesium, zinc, and chromium in well-proportioned quantities.
Ginger effects our body by naturally increasing our body temperature which can aid calorie burning. It also enhances the thermic effect on foods and makes the body believe that it is full. According to recent studies into the overall health effects of ginger has revealed that test subjects would experience a significant reduction of hunger with ginger consumption.”
Clinical research in the Journal of Pain found that ginger helps to block the formation of the inflammation which helps to reduce and ease muscle pain. The study researchers also discovered that ginger has very powerful antioxidant effects, which can assist to break down existing inflammation in your body.
1. Ginger & Herb Rice
Cook brown rice. Wash, peel, and slice about 2 inches of fresh ginger. Place in a saucepan with 3.5 cups of water. Bring to a boil; simmer for 30 minutes and strain. . Quickly stir in finely chopped ginger, green chilies and fresh cilantro leaves-Serve warm or at room temperature.
2. Ginger in Your Juice
Grate some ginger root and put it through a juicer with apples and some lemon juice. Yum, so good for you!
3. Gingery Dessert
If even just a smidgen of grated ginger on your vanilla panna cotta or strawberry sorbet can wake up the flavor!
10 Health Benefits of Ginger That You Didn’t Know About