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The ginger root is one of the oldest and most powerful spices. This tropical plant comes from the same botanical family as turmeric and cardamom. It is used effectively to relieve nausea and vomiting and also has several other beneficial effects as an antiinflammatory herb. This mighty root was earlier prized by Arabic, Indian and Asian healers but due to the spice trade, its popularity spread to the western world and now it is cultivated globally. Ginger is being used in various forms throughout the world as flavouring agent in food and drinks, treatment in cosmetics products and in medicines.
Ginger oil when mixed with mastic, sesame and cinnamon oil, can be applied topically to joints reducing pain and stiffness in osteoarthritis patients. As it inhibits the growth of the salmonella bacteria, it prevents diarrhea.
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Is Ginger effective in cancer too?Yes, it contains Gingerols which may also inhibit the growth of human Colorectal and Ovarian cancer cells.
What are the potential health risk of consuming Ginger?Ginger is generally safe but some people might have some side effects like acid reflux, heartburn, diarrhea and extra menstrual bleeding.
Antioxidants are man-made or natural substances that may prevent or delay cell damage. Antioxidants do this by slowing or preventing the effect of chemicals called free radicals which cause cell damage. Free radicals are formed naturally in the body or by environmental factors and are a result of oxygen metabolism.
Chronic inflammation can be a source of much discomfort and pain and lead to the onset of inflammatory diseases. Reducing inflammation Herbs like ginger, cinnamon, cayenne, garlic, black pepper, clove and turmeric possess anti-inflammatory properties which provide relief from inflammatory pain.
Several herbs are well-known for their heart-healing properties. These herbs are a rich source of antioxidants that fight against free radicals which cause untold damage to the heart and the body as a whole. They are also well-recognized for their cholesterol fighting capabilities thus protecting the heart from a host of diseases.
A strong body requires a strong immune system. Herbs with immunity builder properties help the body fight against infections and strengthen the tissues of the body against the attack of foreign microorganisms. Consuming immune boosting foods that provide a range of nutrients and antioxidants can help in building immunity.
Indigestion also called as dyspepsia is defined as pain or a sense of discomfort in the upper abdomen. Indigestion is caused when stomach acids break down the protective lining of the digestive system causing inflammation and irritation which in turn leads to symptoms of indigestion such as burping, bloating and nausea.
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