The ginger plant is known to be a native of Asia and is cultivated in India, Southeast Asia, West Africa and the Caribbean. Ginger is widely used in cooking across the world in soups, curries, cakes, biscuits and tea. It has a appetizing aroma, a pungent flavor and has many health benefits. It also widely used in Indian and Chinese herbal medicine.
• Digestive Ailments: Ginger is a wonderful digestive medicine. The intake of ginger juice helps in alleviating flatulence, aids digestion and is used in the treatment of diarrhea. It relieves the nausea associated with morning sickness and motion sickness. Ginger also helps to neutralize stomach acid and promotes the flow of bile. Stomach cramps can be eased and circulation can also be improved.
• Inflammation: Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory herb. It is known to cure arthritis. Ginger oil when massaged on the affected parts relieves pain.
• Respiratory problems: Ginger is a natural decongestant and antihistamine. The intake of ginger juice relieves the congestion of colds, and reduces fever as well. It minimizes the symptoms of respiratory conditions, colds and allergies.
• Blood Clots: Ginger is known to be a natural blood thinner and improves blood circulation. It helps prevent the formation of blood clots by relaxing the muscles around blood vessels.
• Cholesterol: Ginger helps lower cholesterol levels and prevents blood platelets from clumping together.
• Cancer: Ginger has anti-cancer properties. It inhibits the growth of human cancer cells and prevents them from growing and spreading.