When the stomach is upset people have been known to reach for one type of spice called ginger, since it has stood the test of time in helping to relieve upset stomachs. The health benefits of using this gift of nature is as diverse as its many forms that the spice can be used for or made into. Ginger is a flowering plant that is an underground stem that can be used fresh from the ground, dried out, or made into powder to being used as a juice/oil.
Here are the following health benefits in using Ginger:
According to researchers, ginger releases a chemical called gingerols into the intestines that relaxes the intestinal tract and this helps to relieve a variety of gastrointestinal issues from motion sickness to nausea. The most popular way to benefit from it’s relaxing properties is to have some ginger tea. Ginger tea can be purchased from your local grocery store or made from the spice by just putting the root into simmering water for fifteen minutes.
Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that work at cellular level relieving pain and inflammation. A great way to reap the benefits of ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties is to ingest by pill or in its natural form by grating it on food. Before taking doses, consult a doctor because overdosing can cause sickness or interfere with some medications.
Ginger has been known to help soothe burns on the skin as long as the skin is still closed, then ginger in the form of a juice can help to soothe the blisters or damaged skin. Ginger juice is able to relive the pain and bring the healing skin to back to its natural look.
Taking slices of ginger and rubbing across the infected skin has known to clear up the skin. Use fresh slices every time for maximum results. It can also be made into a mask to use on the face, which has been known to leave skin with a natural glow.
Using great products makes the hair stronger and so does ginger. Using ginger helps the hair follicles to become stronger by stimulating the blood to the scalp. It also has antiseptic abilities that will help fight dandruff on the scalp, which in turn allows the hair to grow stronger.
Soothe a cough
Sipping some ginger tea can help promote saliva and mucus reliving the cough symptoms, therefore allowing it to bring relief to a sore throat and coughing.
Ginger is a natural antacid by protecting the esophagus and boosting a protective barrier around the stomach. This allows the stomach to use ginger to facilitate normal digestion, while relieving acid reflux or heartburn.
Ginger is a natural aphrodisiac because it improves circulation keeping the blood supply at its maximum levels. It’s scent is considered to be an aphrodisiac in Asian and Arabic cultures due to its warm spicy scent and taste.
In some studies, experiments on mice has shown that ginger is able to kill cancer cells by having them destroy themselves while leaving all the surrounding cells untouched or by changing the climate of the cells so that cancer is unable to grow.
The health benefits of ginger is unlimited and overall a great natural choice to OTC medications. Please consult a doctor before starting a regimen of ginger, since ginger still can have some side effects.