Ginger! I’m not talking about Terry G oo, but this fantastic root. There’s no household that hasn’t come across the name “ginger”, from its powdered form, to paste or if you prefer your ginger in fresh form. Used from cooking to a wide variety of medicinal activities, not many know the benefits that come with regular consumption of ginger. So when nest you hear about this marvelous root, don’t go “eww”, it just might save your life.
1. Helps in reducing the pain experienced by women during their menstrual period. Menstrual pain (dysmenorrhea) refers to pain felt during a woman’s menstrual cycle. And the weird part is that it works as well as ibuprofen. For best effect, should be taken at the start of the menstrual cycle.
2. Most frequently used to aid digestion, ginger is believed to increase saliva and other digestive fluids, alleviating indigestion and associated problems such as flatulence.
3. Got morning sickness? Thinking of what to take to not make it so noticeable? Try ginger, it is known to relieve nausea and morning sickness.
4. Ginger is recommended to those who suffer from motion sickness. Once a bus or car starts to move you get that feeling in your stomach and you just can’t wait for the journey to end. Try drinking a cup of ginger tea before your journey.
5. Taken as a tea, it is said to ease headaches and sore throats or assist if you have a cold or flu.
6. Fresh ginger is used for asthma, coughs, colic, heart palpitations, swellings, dyspepsia, loss of appetite, and rheumatism, while the dried root is used to “strengthen” the stomach, prevent vomiting and treat diarrhea.
Regardless of what you may think about it, the truth is the uses of ginger are numerous, and its benefits are endless. But in all things, I advise moderation, as too much of everything is not going to promote healing and a healthy lifestyle.