Winter mornings with a cup of ginger tea gives a good start to your day, isn’t it? Adding ginger not only improves the flavour of your tea but also fights against many ailments including some fatal one too.

This pungent tasting herb is the root of plant Zingiber officinale said to be the aboriginal of southern China. Though largest producer of ginger is India, where it is used as spice in culinary and as medicine too. It contains Zinc, chromium, potassium, phosphorous, silicon, iron, calcium and magnesium in good amount with vitamin A, B, C and E. It can be consumed fresh, dried and powdered or in oil form.

Here’s a list of some of the amazing health benefits of ginger that you may not aware of. Although some of these are still being debated, you could do your own research if you want to use ginger for medicinal purpose.




Benefits of Ginger

  1. Most commonly used in cold, cough and sore throat. For this mix 1 tbsp ginger juice with 1 tbsp honey. Have it twice a day.
  2. Including ginger in your daily #diet keeps breast, skin, lungs and prostate cancer at bay.
  3. Helps treat nausea caused by cancer treatment (after effects of chemotherapy), nausea and vomiting after surgery.
  4. Relieves upset stomach also improves digestion and increases absorption of food. Blend ginger, lemon juice, water and honey and drink this ginger lemonade.
  5. Improves blood circulation reducing the chance of heart problems.
  6. Antioxidants in ginger, improves immunity.
  7. Helps gaining appetite.
  8. Relief in uneasiness and vomiting problems especially one feels during travelling that is motion sickness. Chew a small piece of ginger while travelling.
  9. Effective in getting relief from pain due to migraine, head ache as well as back and joint pain considering its analgesic and inflammatory properties.
  10. For sound sleep prefer bed time ginger tea.
  11. Adding drops of ginger oil in your bucket of water while having bath keeps you free from skin ailments.
  12. Cures problems related to bloating and gas.
  13. A cup of ginger tea helps relieving stress.
  14. Helps in improving metabolism.
  15. Helpful to those suffering from cramps and menstrual pain.




Caution

  1. Consult your doctor if taking any medications as it might interact with other medications.
  2. Stop consuming if not found suitable.
  3. Regular consumption of ginger is beneficial though not more than 4 grams per day.

So, start adding ginger into your favourite cuisines, cakes, bread, juices or anything you like. After all, apart from adding great taste and aroma, you also have benefits of ginger in number of ways as we have just seen.

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