Top 14 Uses Of Ginger

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Often consumed as spice or delicacy, ginger is probably one of the most popular herbs available today. Coming from Zingiberaceae family, ginger is closely related to other potent herbs like cardamom and galangal.

The juice derived from roots of ginger is often utilized as spice in many Asian cuisines, especially in Indian delicacies. But more than just for its culinary benefits, ginger is widely considered valuable for treating and preventing all sorts of ailments and health conditions.

Researchers have found evidence to indicate that ginger has many medicinal properties which include antiviral, analgesic, antispasmodic, antifungal, anti-clotting, hypotensive, expectorant, antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Ginger isalso believed to be effective in stimulating the circulatory system, promoting perspiration, increasing blood flow, and in relaxing the peripheral blood vessels – which is definitely good for the heart.

Several scientific studies have discovered that ginger is fortified with highly potent compounds that explain the herb’s high regard amongst herbalists and dieticians in treating and preventing conditions like muscle pain, gastrointestinal infections, high cholesterol, seasickness, nausea, diabetic cataract, and arthritic pain. In Asian cultures, ginger is used to prevent flu, suppress coughing, and treat common colds, inflammation and sore throat. This rhizome can also be used to treat morning sickness, diarrhea, and tummy pain.

Also recognized for its anti-inflammatory properties, ginger contains valuable compounds like gingerols, shogaol, and zingerone that are known for their pain relieving effects. This makes this spice one of the most popular home remedies for pain-related conditions like arthritis, rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and knee osteoarthritis.

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Recent scientific researches have also claimed that ginger may even be effective in combating the development of cancer cells. Researchers found out through lab tests that ginger is capable of halting the growth of several cancer cells that are believed to be difficult to treat like prostate, pancreatic, breast, colon, skin carcinoma, ovarian and lung cancer cells.

Through the years, people have developed various ways on how to use and benefit from this powerful herb. Whether consumed raw or dry, it cannot be denied that ginger brings about lots of health benefits to the body.

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  • By Lynn, November 21, 2013 @ 1:09 am

    I have a question, I’m hoping you can help me with…. I have fibromyalgia & arthritis, and know that ginger is really good for inflammation, but it really causes my heartburn/ reflux to flare up… What are some ways to combat that, or is there another herb that works as well for the inflammation minus the “side effects”??!!! Thank you!

  • By Regina Hawks, December 31, 2013 @ 5:18 am

    i never knew that there are so many Herbal remedy’s.

  • By Joan Hickok, February 2, 2014 @ 2:34 am

    I make a syrup 2 cups water 2 cups sugar or Splenda about 2 inches of Ginger root sliced thin.bring to boil then reduce heat to simmer for about 30 minutes or until it becomes syrup.Pour into a jar and use in tea or club soda to make a natural soda drink.

  • By raelene, April 28, 2014 @ 2:42 am

    IF I were you Joan take sugar out so bad for you and use lemon

  • By Jackie, July 13, 2014 @ 6:55 pm

    I use fresh ginger for my heart burn and gas/upset stomach and it works. Just make sure you drink water as you chew it.

  • By Brenda Leger, July 29, 2014 @ 11:44 am

    Ginger powder for PMS.*** THE BEST ****

  • By Granny, January 30, 2015 @ 3:39 pm

    I think Joan is correct in sweetening the herb. If it tastes bad, there is less likelyhood that I will take it regularly. All things in moderation is key to a realistic lifestyle.

  • By L.M., February 23, 2016 @ 2:08 am

    My husband and I use ginger daily. In tea, as a relief from heartburn, for his arthritis, etc. etc. We also use honey with Ginger for sore throats.

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