Everyday Living

Health Benefits of Ginger


Ginger a spice that is most commonly used all over the world. It is among the most delicious and healthiest spices. It has nutrients and bio-active compounds that benefit our bodies and the brain.

Below are some of the health benefits of using ginger:-

Medicinal purposes

Ginger belongs to zingiberaceae family and is closely related to turmeric. Ginger has been used in various forms of traditional medicine. It has a bio-active compound known as gingerol which can act as an inflammatory or as an antioxidant. It has been used to help in digestion, treating of flu and reduce nausea. You can use ginger when it is fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil.

May reduce soreness and pain

Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties which can help relieve soreness and muscle pain especially after exercising.

May help Lower Cholesterol Levels

Increased cholesterol levels can have harmful side effects and lead to heart problems. Studies have shown that use of ginger can help lower the cholesterol levels.

Treatment of various illnesses

Ginger may help relieve nausea and vomiting even after surgery. It is also very helpful to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.Ginger is also useful as it can help relieve illnesses such as joint pains and stiffness. Ginger can help relieve the pain and reduce the stiffness.

Lowers blood pressure

Ginger has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and improve various heart disease risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Helps with Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common health problem where the joints degenerate lauding to symptoms

Helps in the treatment of chronic ingestion

Chronic indigestion is characterized by recurrent pain and discomfort in the upper part of the stomach and it is normally believed that delayed emptying of the stomach usually drives indigestion. Ginger can help speed up emptying of the stomach which can be beneficial for people with indigestion and related stomach discomfort.


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