Ginger the herb that is used as spice in our country and world over is considered as a wonder drug in naturopathy and Ayurveda mainly for its many therapeutic qualities. You can use ginger as fresh, dried, powdered or even as essential oil. Belonging to Zingiberacea family like cardamom, turmeric and so on, ginger has many positive effects on your health.

Here are some benefits of ginger that would make you want to have it in your daily diet.

  1. Relieves from Motion Sickness

Ginger is found to have properties of reducing nausea while in motion and also nauseating sensation that follows surgery or seasickness and so on. Off late ginger is used to treat nausea caused due to chemotherapy.

Usage

Chew off a bit of fresh ginger while you feel nausea for immediate results.

  1. Flatulence and Heartburn Relief

Ginger has carminative properties which help in expulsion of gas from the digestive system and hence bloating due to excess gas production in your tummy can be reduced with ginger and you would be relieved of flatulence and heart burn.

 

Usage

  • Crush a piece of ginger and extract its juice.
  • Let it settle in a container and after a few minutes drink the supernatant liquid alone for relief from flatulence.

 

  1. Anti Inflammatory Property Of Ginger

Ginger contains some of the most potent anti-inflammatory fighting substances known and is a natural powerful painkiller.

  1. Menstrual Pain Relief

There is evidence that ginger can reduce symptoms that are caused due to menstrual pain.

Usage

You can take one tsp of ginger extract four times a day from one or two days before menstrual period, this will reduce the pain symptoms.

  1. Controls Pain Caused Due To Arthritis

Pain caused due to arthritis can be reduced using ginger. Pain during walking, standing and stiffness experienced due to arthritis seem to be reduced to a large extent. The analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of ginger helps in reducing pain caused due to arthritis.

Usage

You can take ginger extract in the form of tea or plain ginger extract daily. One tsp in the morning and one in the evening is good for reducing prolonged pain.

You can also add a few drops of ginger oil in your bath

  1. Prevents or Controls Diabetes

There is a general fear to people with a family history of diabetes can take ginger regularly to avoid diabetes.

Usage

You can take ginger on a daily basis as juice mixed with honey or as small pieces in your food.

  1. Controls Loss Of Appetite

Ginger has the property of helping in production of digestive juices thereby better digestion. Thus you would get rid of low appetite problem.

Usage

You can chew off a small piece of fresh ginger half an hour before your meal.

  1. Improves Digestion And Prevents Diabetic Nephropathy (kidney damage in diabetics)

The absorption and assimilation process during digestion is enhanced by ginger. Thus it helps in better nutrient absorption. Thus when nutrient absorption is better you are sure to have lesser diabetic nephropathy.

It also helps in breaking down of proteins too.

Usage

Add a few pieces of ginger in your food.

You can put a small piece of ginger in a warm glass of water and let it for some time, and then you can have the water.

Boil a piece of ginger in a glass of water and simmer it till it becomes half a glass, then cool this water and drink.

9. Migraine Relief

Ginger has the capacity to inhibit prostaglandin synthesis which acts as the main pain inducer in migraine, hence ginger helps in relieving this pain and also inflammation in the blood vessels too. Thus head ache from migraine is reduced to a great extent.

Usage

Make a paste of ginger and apply it on your forehead to be relieved of migraine headache.

  1. Helps to treat Ovarian Cancer and Colo-rectal Cancer

Latest study has enough results to prove that ginger powder can induce death of ovarian cancer cells.

Usage

Ginger powder either in the powder form or mixed in water can be taken in the morning and evening.

  1. Battles Against Common Respiratory Problems

Ginger loosens the phlegm in your respiratory tract thus easing your respiratory system and expanding it. It breaks down the mucus and helps in removing it.

Usage

Ginger extract combined with a tsp of honey is recommended for common respiratory problems.

  1. Gives Better Immunity

Ginger helps in improving your immunity system with time. It helps in keeping your body at a constant temperature and also inhibiting fat deposition along the walls of arteries. This way you are out of risk zone of diseases related to heart or diabetes.

Usage

Make a concoction of ginger by shredding it and boiling it in water. When the amount of water reduces by half cool it and store in refrigerator.

You can have one spoon full in the morning and evening.

  1. Maintains Normal Blood Circulation

Ginger contains good amounts of chromium, magnesium and zinc, these micro nutrients help in maintaining a normal flow of blood in your blood vessels. This maintains the temperature of your body so that excess chills, fever or even excessive sweats are prevented.

  1. Gives Better Hair Growth

Ginger has a positive effect on your hair growth especially when there is hair fall due to some disease and health problem.

Usage

Add ginger essential oil with sesame oil and massage once in two days for 3 months continuously for best results.

  1. Reduces Cellulite

For people who have serious cellulite problems, ginger is a real wonder drug.

Usage

Take ? cup sugar, ? cup olive or coconut oil, grated ginger and lemon zest

Make a scrub out of it and use regularly.

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18 comments on “15 Benefits of Ginger- The Wonder Root”

  1. Wow so many amazing be edits if ginger I didn’t know about hair growth now I need to increase my intake.

    Allthatsmom

  2. Ginger is really an awesome root which we have in our kitchens. It has many benefits. But its many others uses that you suggest in your post are also amazing and wonderful.

  3. I did not know ginger had so many benefits. All I knew was it was good for sore throat. Thank you for sharing these

  4. Wow, I had Ko clue ginger is such an amazing root with so many benefits. Thank you for sharing this .

  5. Wow. These are good 15 usages of ginger. And I knew only that it gives relief in common cold. I am looking forward to your posts for important usages from our kitchen.

  6. I swear by ginger for migraine relief. Whenever i have severe migraine i make ginger juice and keep sipping it. It really relieves the trauma. And for mild headaches I just order Chinese food and ask them to add extra ginger to it. WOrks like a charm.

  7. Yes I totally agree as my mom also keeps emphasising on the amazing benefits it has

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