Ginger has been used for centuries. It has helped people treat numerous ailments thanks to its antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anti-parasitic properties.
“As one of the most used dietary condiments in the world today, it’s no wonder that the benefits of ginger are pretty impressive,” Rachael Link, MS, RD explained. “With its zesty, peppery flavor and its extensive list of health benefits, ginger root is equal parts delicious and nutritious.
It’s versatile, easy to use and has been associated with everything from beating motion sickness to better brain function. The health benefits of ginger are largely due to its antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and content of therapeutic compounds like gingerol, shogaol, paradol, and zingerone.
Available in fresh, dried, ground, capsule and juice form, ginger root is easy to add to the diet and can have a lasting impact on just about every aspect of health.”
Ginger is abundant in vitamin C, magnesium and other essential nutrients. It’s great for your immune response, digestion, liver, and cardiovascular system. It relieves pain and relieves the symptoms of asthma.
Consume ginger regularly to get the most of its benefits:
1. Immune system
Antioxidants in ginger improve the immune response.
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory effect, ginger alleviates muscle and joint pain.
3. Blood circulation
Ginger prevents the clogging of blood vessels. It improves circulation and lowers the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Ginger relieves nausea, vomiting and motion sickness.
5. Respiratory problems
Ginger relieves congestion and treats the symptoms of environmental allergies.
This spice enhances digestion, improves the absorption of food and prevents bloating.
Ginger neutralizes stress and reduces tension.
8. Menstrual cycle
Use ginger to relax muscles. It also relieves headaches, prevents cancer and dissolves formed kidney stones.
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 cup of water
- Coconut milk
- Organic honey
How to make it:
Bring the water to a boil, and add in your spices. Simmer the liquid for 10 minutes, and add in your coconut milk. Let it cool at room temperature and sweeten with honey. You can also use other natural sweeteners.