Ginger root has become such a popular spice and remedy. Although Chinese have used it for thousands of years, the rest of the world got to know it recently. It is a common ingredient in many cuisines, but in some countries it is only used as a remedy. Check some of the benefits provided by ginger, and start using it today.
1. Destroy abnormal cancer cells
Doctors at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center say that ginger can kill off ovarian cancer cells. It is a lot more efficient and faster in fighting cancer cells when compared to platinum-based chemo drugs that are given to patients diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Science also shows that ginger rhizomes reduce the risk of colon and intestine inflammation, which means their ingestion decreases the risk of developing colon cancer.
2. Reduce inflammation
Gingerols give ginger its power to fight conditions that are tightly associated with cell inflammation. A research based on patients with arthritis and muscle pain showed that ginger has the ability to relieve both pain and swelling. The spicy root is great for patients who deal with ailments that are caused by cell inflammation, including Alzheimer’s disease, obesity and diabetes.
3. Treat acid reflux
According to a study published in the Molecular Research and Food Nutrition journal, compounds in ginger are six times more powerful than acid blocker drugs. These drugs harm stomach acid barrier, and increase the risk of developing stomach cancer and ulcers.
4. Prevent morning sickness
Expecting moms should consult their gynecologist before using any drug or natural remedy. Some women say that ginger had reduced their morning nausea and vomiting. Doctors usually recommend taking 200 mg pills every four hours.
5. Relieve cough and sore throat
This is probably the oldest use of ginger, and you have probably had your ginger like this as a child. If not, this will become your favorite winter drink. Boil some water and ginger slices, and add in fresh lemon juice and honey to taste. The warm drink will soothe your sore throat and clear up nasal congestion.