Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

ginger rootGinger is one of the oldest known medicinal plants which has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is highly regarded in modern Indian culture. Amazing therapeutic properties and health benefits of ginger root are mentioned in Koran, as well as in the works of Confucius and Avicenna. Ginger is considered to be a unique and universal herbal remedy for a great variety of diseases and ailments. It is mostly used in the form of ginger root tea or tincture.

Ginger is rich in a great variety of natural microelements and nutrients, including magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese, vitamins B group and C, antioxidants and essential oils. It is used for its natural stimulating, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, diuretic and soothing properties. Ginger root benefits include the following:

  • ginger root benefitsRelieving the symptoms of colds, flue, bronchitis and other ailments of respiratory system, including fever, coughs and so on.
  • Treating digestive problems and intestinal inflammations, including stomach upset, nausea, spasms and cramps, meteorism, heartburn, various digestive and bowels disorders, etc.
  • Ginger root tea is recommended to pregnant women to ease their morning sickness.
  • Lowering blood pressure is one of the most important health benefits of ginger root.
  • Ginger root products are reported to be able to reduce bad cholesterol levels in blood.
  • It can be used as an effective colon cleansing agent
  • Ginger extracts and tea can be used to treat pains and aches associated with osteoarthritic and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Being an effective anti-cancer agent is one of the most studies ginger root benefits. According to the researches, this herbal remedy can act effectively against colon and ovarian cancer.
  • This natural remedy is used to relieve toothache.
  • Regular consumption of ginger extracts and its other products is linked to improved immunity system, lower chances of various infections and ailments.
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