Ginger is always thought to be good for digestion and circulation, to aid many diseases, and I am sure that a lot of you have used it for many purposes!
I personally love to eat it although a lot of people prefer to have it as a drink!
In Japanese restaurants, they usually offer ginger to alter the taste between different rolls, but I usually order a double portion to enjoy its taste!
Ginger has been used by Chinese herbalists for more than 2000 years for culinary and medicinal purposes.
Ginger prevents motion sickness when travelling, and it is just as effective as other drugs used to treat motion sickness. So it doesn’t hurt to add a bit of ginger to the meal you eat before going on a plane or boat
Ginger is also known to have the ability to calm an upset stomach and to promote the flow of bile. Ginger supports a healthy cardiovascular system by making platelets less sticky which in turn reduces circulatory problems. Stomach cramps can be eased and circulation can also be improved.
Ginger can be freshly grated and used in cooking. It is also available as a supplement which can be taken on a daily bases. It is always better to take it from food rather than supplements, but Ginger pills don’t interact with any other nutrients or drugs in the body and ginger in all forms is very safe to take
Besides providing a lot of benefits, ginger is also low in calories and in saturated fat.
Ginger is also used to reduce pain and inflammation Studies have shown that ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and is a powerful natural painkiller.
It is used to relieve heart burns:
Ginger has long been used as a natural heart burn remedy and it is mostly taken in the form of tea (whether cold or hot) for that purpose.
Ginger is powerful in treating ovarian cancer, and research proved that ginger gives a remarkable migraine relief!
Menstrual Cramp Relief In Chinese medicine, ginger tea with brown sugar is used for the treatment of menstrual cramps.
Recipe for lemon and Ginger drink:
2 whole lemons
1 handful Ginger, peeled and sliced
3 tablespoons of brown sugar
2 liters of boiled water
Place lemons, Ginger and sugar in a heatproof jug
Pour over the boiled water and wait until it cools to room temperature Refrigerate until cold
Put plenty of ice and few mint leaves in each glass then serve