Ginger is so healthy

Not a pregnant, nauseous woman who has not been advised to take ginger for nausea. In Chinese medicine, ginger has been known for centuries for its positive effect on the stomach and digestion. Ginger could also be beneficial for the flu and could even prevent colon cancer.

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What exactly is ginger? Ginger is a tuber root of the ginger plant. It was used in the Middle Ages to flavor dishes. You don’t eat ginger neat, you do make dishes tastier with it. You can buy ginger as a fresh tuber, but also candied, as a powder, or as a syrup.

In Chinese medicine, ginger is known for its positive effect on digestion, the stomach area and the lungs. In addition, ginger is said to have an analgesic effect. In the meantime, it is no longer just Chinese medicine that believes in the beneficial effects of ginger. Several scientific studies have shown that ginger contains anti-inflammatory substances.

colon cancer

Research has shown that ginger can help prevent tumors from forming. Research from the University of Michigan shows that certain ingredients in ginger may play a role in the prevention of colon cancer. The first research results are favorable. Follow-up research should show whether this is actually the case. In addition, taking a ginger supplement brought a number of side effects such as flatulence, heartburn, and stomach upset.


In addition, ginger appears to be effective in diabetes. Australian scientists at the University of Sydney discovered that ginger keeps blood glucose under control. The root tuber appears to be able to increase glucose uptake in muscle cells independently of insulin. This too needs to be further researched.


What ginger certainly helps against is nausea and the flu. Ginger is often used to alleviate these complaints. Add freshly grated ginger to other foods or have a glass of ginger tea or ginger beer.


Research has also shown that ginger helps with migraines . Sumatriptan, a migraine drug, was compared to one-eighth of a teaspoon of ginger powder. It turned out that the ginger works just as well and just as quickly as the medicine. In addition, twenty percent of the drug suffered from side effects such as heart palpitations, dizziness and heartburn, while only one in twenty-five people indicated that they had some stomach problems with the ginger powder. Not a bad outcome, if only because an eighth of a teaspoon is much cheaper than the medicine.

Menstrual complaints

Ginger also seems to help with menstrual pain . In one study, women were given a quarter of a teaspoon of ginger powder three times during the first three days of their period. On a scale of 1 to 10, this group’s pain decreased from seven to five, while the group receiving a placebo noticed no change. Even one-eighth of a teaspoon of ginger powder reduced the pain from eight to six. In the end, ginger powder was compared to ibuprofen and yes, the ginger worked just as well.

When buying ginger, make sure that the tubers are firm and not dried out. If there are suckers on the tubers, that’s no problem. You can use that, but the taste is less strong. You can store fresh ginger in an open plastic bag in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator for about two to three weeks. Candied ginger and ginger powder can be stored for months.

Know the benefits of this commonly available item Ginger?

Ginger is a very common ingredient in almost every food in Pakistan.

But what effect does it have on the body, have you ever thought about it?

It may be hard to believe but ginger can have the following effects on our body .

Fight germs

The specific chemical compounds in fresh ginger help the body fight germs, especially those that are very effective in stopping the growth of bacteria such as E. coli and shigella, while possibly also helping to control viruses.

Keep your mouth healthy

The germicidal power of ginger can also help to brighten the smile. The active compounds in it, gingerols, prevent the growth of bacteria in the mouth. These bacteria also increase the risk of serious gum infections.

Get rid of nausea and gas

Ginger can help reduce nausea, especially during pregnancy, its use can also get rid of the problem of excess gas in the intestines.

In fact, the use of ginger tea can be helpful in preventing or relieving gas and flatulence.

Reducing muscle swelling

Ginger does not immediately cure musculoskeletal problems, but it does reduce swelling over time. Some research reports suggest that people who suffer from musculoskeletal disorders as a result of exercise may use ginger the next day. Less pain.

Reduce the severity of arthritis

Ginger is anti-inflammatory, meaning it can reduce inflammation, which is why it can be helpful in treating symptoms of arthritis. Pain and swelling can be reduced by eating ginger or using ginger compress.

Prevent cancer from growing

According to some research reports, the bioactive molecules in ginger may help slow down the spread of certain types of cancer, such as liver, skin, breast and bladder cancers, but more research is needed.

Decreases blood sugar levels

A recent study suggests that ginger may help the body improve insulin, which may lower blood sugar levels. But more research is needed.

Lower cholesterol levels

Daily consumption of ginger can provide potential help in fighting harmful LDL cholesterol. According to a study, consumption of 5 grams of ginger daily for 3 months can reduce the level of LDL cholesterol by an average of 30 points.

Protection against diseases caused by aging

Ginger contains a variety of antioxidants, compounds that help prevent stress and damage to body DNA, as well as help the body fight various diseases such as hypertension, heart disease and lung disease. Can be found

Eliminate indigestion

Ginger can provide some relief if you experience frequent indigestion. Using ginger before meals can help the body’s system to empty more quickly, meaning that food stays in the stomach for a shorter period of time and increases the risk of disease. Is less