Ginger is one of the most used spices in our household. Ginger is a flowering plant whose roots and rhizomes are mostly used. It can be used for different food items such as vegetables, candy, soda, pickles and alcoholic drinks. We have always been taught about the herbal history of ginger and its benefits during cold, cough and sore throat but there are more medicinal benefits that ginger provides.
It is rich in vitamins c, vitamin B3 & B6, iron, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc.
It provides numerous health benefits-
REDUCES BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL:-
Ginger has found to be effective in lowering blood sugar and preventing diabetes. Consuming at least 4 to 5 g of ginger per day help reduce blood sugar and regulate insulin level. Adding ginger to your morning tea helps you control your diabetes.
HELP RELIEVE STOMACH ISSUES:-
Studies has shown that ginger might help you relieve stomach pain and aids in digestion process.
It is also used by pregnant women to get relieve from nausea and morning sickness.
RELIEF FROM MENSTRUAL PAIN:-
Women having Periods goes through unbearable pain. Having ginger powder or ginger and lemon tea is a good option for relief from pain. A study has shown that ginger works same as ibuprofen in providing relief from pain.
Ginger is also found to effective during rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. It helps in providing relaxation from swelling.
PROTECT AGAINST DISEASES:-
Ginger is rich in antioxidants called gingerol that prevents from stress and boost aour immune system. It also protects from damage to our body DNA and fight of chronic diseases.
Studies have linked ginger with ability to fight cancer. Gingerol present in ginger has cancer fighting properties and especially in case gastrointestinal cancer.
GOOD FOR ORAL HEALTH:-
Ginger also possess anti-bacterial properties and helps you brighten your smile. Components present in ginger prevent mouth bacteria from growing. So, ginger is also good for preventing periodontal and gum infection.