Ginger is used as a medicine to cure most diseases such as cold, cough, digestion problems, and throat infection. It is full of nutrients and bioactive compounds.
In India ginger is being used as medicine for centuries. Even now people choose ginger to treat cold and cough. Most of the people used to have ginger with their morning tea which makes them feel comfortable and brisk during winter.
Benefits of Ginger
Ginger is one of the important medicine in Ayurveda. It can be consumed along with honey, tea, and even added to our foods.
Ginger can keep our liver and kidney clean. Ginger helps in the absorption of sugar in our body. Thus, it helps people with diabetes and also reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Ginger can reduce blood cholesterol levels and maintain blood pressure. It can increase the level of serum high- density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) and it can also prevent the clotting of blood. Thus, it can reduce the risk of heart diseases.
A phenolic compound is known as gingerols present in the ginger acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Dried ginger shows high antioxidant properties. So, you can use dry ginger with honey to get rid of cold.
Taking ginger tea or chewing crushed ginger along with honey can enhance your digestion and keep your stomach clean. It also helps in reducing gastric problems.
The ginger extract helps in reducing blood lipid levels and bad cholesterol. According to the recent research in which high-fat diet rats had weight loss due to ginger extract. The thermogenic agent present in ginger burn excess fats faster and helps to reduce our weight quickly.
Ginger extract exhibits strong anti-inflammatory properties due to the presence of a compound named shogaol. Thus, a ginger extract shows effective results in inflammatory diseases like arthritis.
Ginger has an antibacterial property that helps in fighting against germs in teeth. It does not affect your gums.
Skin and hair
The presence of antioxidants and vitamins gives shine to the skin and prevents many kinds of skin infections such as pimples. Vitamin A and C in ginger can improve your hair texture.
Ginger is helpful to control nausea. Many people have nausea during bus travel ginger is a good natural remedy for them.
Now, it is also available as a ginger sugar candy. So, people make use of them where ever they feel nausea, and even children who hate ginger can be attracted to this candy and like to take these candies.