We’ve written about the wonderful healing potential of ginger before, focusing mostly on its anti-cancer properties. However, there is much more this astounding plant has to offer. Healthy and Natural World has an amazing article on the subject:
Nausea, vomiting, joint pain and even cancer – ginger root, which is available to us all year round in every supermarket or market, can work wonders when it comes to our health. This medicinal plant has not only taste, but added value. In this article you will discover what types of problems it is suitable for, how to consume it and how to store it at home.
Ginger improves the absorption of food nutrients and increases the availability of active ingredients in body tissues. The taste and aroma of fresh ginger are intensified the more mature the plant is, and it is considered non toxic and safe for everyday use.
Here are some reasons to consume ginger to improve your health:
1 . Reduces nausea and vomiting
Recent studies show that ginger is very effective in preventing nausea, especially seasickness. Ginger has a great effect that has been proven to be very effective in preventing vomiting during pregnancy. Compared with conventional drugs that may harm the fetus, ginger is safe to use without side effects and you need a relatively small amount of it.
If you suffer from arthritis pain in the knees, consuming ginger on a daily basis can definitely help. Ginger contains powerful anti-inflammatory substances called gingerols. These have been tested in various research of rheumatic diseases such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. The participants in the research reported a gradual reduction of pain, improving agility and movement and reduction in swelling when using ginger regularly.
How much ginger should be consumed?
Ginger is so concentrated with active ingredients, that you don’t need to use much of it to enjoy its health benefits. As for nausea for example, tea with 1-2 inches of fresh ginger in hot water may be all you need to calm the stomach. For rheumatic arthritis pain you need even smaller amount of ginger in food or tea each day. People who consumed larger amounts of ginger reported rapid and better relief.
For more, check out the original article here, or to learn more about ginger check out our articles here or here. Or, to change gears, learn about the exceptional supplementary uses of frankincense oil!