Ginger is an aromatic, pungent, and spicy herb widely used in Indian cuisine. It possesses numerous health benefits and is a cumbersome element of every Indian kitchen.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF GINGER:
1.) Gingerol is the natural oil present in ginger. Gingerol has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
2.) Ginger helps to curb nausea and morning sickness. Up to 1 gram of ginger can be taken in the morning to curb nausea and vomiting.
3.) Ginger helps with weight loss. Ginger’s ability to influence weight loss is due to its potential to increase the number of calories burned and reduce inflammation.
4.) Ginger is helpful in lowering blood sugar levels and therefore; is helpful in managing diabetes.
5.) Ginger is helpful in treating chronic indigestion.
6.) Ginger provides relief from dysmenorrhea.
7.) Ginger helps in lowering cholesterol levels.
8.) Ginger prevents oxidative stress and chronic inflammation.
9.) Ginger eases arthritis symptoms. Ginger possesses anti-inflammatory properties, it is helpful in treating symptoms of both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Either using a ginger compress or patch on the skin or taking ginger by mouth can both help in relieving the symptoms.
Ginger possesses numerous health benefits and can be included safely in the daily diet. It can be used in fresh, dried, and powdered form as per one’s choice.
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