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The Health Benefits of Ginger


For over 5000 years, ginger has been used as an universal medicine by the ancient ancestors of China and India. Ginger plant was first discovered in South-East Asia and is used as a spice in Asian cuisines. However, its healing properties did not go unnoticed in China and in India where ginger is used to cure various diseases in health problems.

Ginger is a good source of Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Copper and Vitamin B6. Ginger is a source of gingerol, which is a relative of capsaicin and has powerful antioxidant capabilities.

    Ginger relives nausea. Probably the most widely known health benefits of ginger is its ability to relieve nausea. It also prevents morning sickness during pregnancy. Some studies have suggested that a safe and effective dose of pregnancy related nausea is 1 gram of ginger per day, taking no longer than 4 days.
    Studies of people with arthritis have shown ginger to help relieve inflammation and pain without the side effects of anti-inflammatory drugs. Ginger is effective for treating arthritis conditions like joint inflammations and pains because it contains the following properties.
    It is an anti-inflammatory agent that helps reducing joint inflammations. It contains important anti oxidants that clears the joints of all impurities and allows fresh blood to flow into the aching areas. It improves flexibility and movement of muscles and bones.
    Ginger can improve digestion as well as relieve discomfort from digestive issues. It helps neutralize acids and stimulate secretions of digestive juices to improve digestion. For immediate relief from digestion disorder drink one cup of ginger tea or 6 ounces of ginger beer. Ginger beer is non-alcoholic drink that is 3 times stronger than ginger tea.
    Since ginger is a good expectorant, it is effective in combating various respiratory problems such as cold,  cough, flu, asthma and shortness of breath. Ginger is also effective in removing mucous from the throat and lungs.
    When it comes to motion sickness, ginger is very beneficial. The travel industries is using ginger more and more to combat nausea caused by motion sickness. To prevent motion sickness, drink a cup of ginger tea or take 3-4 capsules of ginger before traveling.
    Ginger maybe a powerful weapon in the treatment of ovarian cancer . Ginger powder induces cell death in all ovarian cancer cells.
    Ginger also lowers cholesterol levels by interfering with cholesterol biosynthesis.

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