When it comes to health, many people want to take the natural route to solving their problems. If you can treat any issues naturally then there is no downside. One natural plant that can be used to solve your problems in the Ginger Plant. Ginger is a spice that is commonly used for medicinal purposes. Ginger is native to warmer parts of Asia, such as China, Japan, and India, but now is grown in parts of South American and Africa. It is also now grown in the Middle East to use as medicine and with food.
Uses of Ginger
Ginger can be used on a daily basis. It can treat an array of health problems but the main issue is stomach issues. It can be used to calm motion sickness, morning sickness and just a general upset stomach. It is commonly used by Cancer/HIV/Aids patients after treatments and after general surgery. Ginger is a friend to Pregnant women as well in their first trimester who are suffering from morning sickness to help them with their stomach issues.
Along with stomach issues, ginger can help with muscle pain due to it’s anti-inflammatory properties. Diseases such as osteoporosis and even general post workout muscle pain can be calmed by this spice.
Newer (smaller) studies also show that ginger has many other functions for human health. Some say it contains a property that can help lower your blood sugar and cholesterol, improve heart disease and brain function, fight infection, and may even prevent cancer.
It is considered a Healing Food that Researchers believe the chemicals work primarily in the stomach and intestines, but they may also work in the brain and nervous system to control nausea. This happens because ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative due to the main ingredient Gingerol.
Besides health purposes, ginger is a common flavor used in food and drinks as well a pleasant aroma added in soaps and lotions.
Ways to Enjoy Ginger
Ginger recipes can be found all over the internet to enjoy. It can be used in an array of beverages, baked goods, desserts, fish, salads, soup, and various entrees. Not only do the recipes taste delicious but it has health benefits as described above.
A common time of year to use ginger is during the holiday season due to its spicey nature. Besides the great tastes there are proven benefits of ginger in your holiday baking!
Forms of Ginger
Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or juice, and is sometimes added to processed foods and cosmetics. You may be enjoying ginger without even knowing it.
Ginger is clearly a super food that has been proven to help your health. Do your best to ingest it daily to benefit from its powers.