Ginger: The Proven Health Benefits

Posted on by Faiyaz Khan

Ginger: The Proven Health Benefits

Ginger is among the most delicious and healthiest spices on the earth. Ginger is a flowering plant and also been known as Zingiber officinale, whose rhizome or root is used as a spice. It is and ancient spice having anti-inflammatory properties. It is very popular cooking ingredient especially in Indian and Asian Cuisine. It is fully loaded with bioactive compounded and nutrients that have amazing benefits for human brain and body. Ginger has been used for culinary and medicinal purpose for thousands of years.

Ginger can be consumed in many forms- fresh, powdered, dried, ginger paste and in form of juice and oil. It can be used to make tea, crushed in savory dishes and curries, and crystalized and or dried in sweet and confectionery. Ginger is rich in carbohydrates, protein and dietary fiber. It includes, vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin, Folate and niacin. In terms of mineral, it contains iron, sodium, magnesium, potassium, zinc and phosphorus.

There are many health benefits of ginger, some of the followings are:

Digestion: Ginger’s phenolic compounds are well known to help relieve in gastrointestinal Irritation, bile and stimulate saliva production. It is also having beneficial effects on the pancreatic lipase, enzymes trypsin and to increase the motility through the digestive tract.

Relieves Nausea: Ginger can help to treat very effectively many forms of Nuasea and vomiting. Eaither drinking ginger tea or chewing raw ginger, it is a great home remedy.

Cold and Flu Relief: Drinking ginger tea is a very good way to keep warm during cold weather. Ginger is a soothing natural home remedy for flu and cold.

Inflammation: Ginger is also been used to reduce the inflammation and help to treat inflammatory conditions.

Pain Reduction: It can be used to reduce the soreness and day to day progression of muscle pain.

Cardiovascular Health: Ginger can be used to reduce the cholesterol, lowering the blood clotting risk, and for maintaining the healthy blood sugar levels. Ginger could be a part of diabetes and heart diseases treatment.

Protect Against Alzheimer: Ginger many help to improve the brain function and protect against the Alzheimer’s disease.

Fights against Infections: Fresh ginger have the bioactive substance,”Gingerol” which can help to reduce the risk of infections.

Although we have to eat all healthy foods- fruits and vegetables for our good health. Surely, Ginger is not only a spice for your foods, it’s a beneficial thing to be added in your daily diet.