benefits of ginger

Ginger is famous for its immunity enhancing action and anti- inflammatory properties, due to which it is very beneficial for human health. It is literally a powerhouse of health benefits and contains compounds that show anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and analgesic properties to ease the symptoms of many minor and major health ailments. Ginger is useful to fight with many health ailments as well as it can replace you beauty products if you try it once for that purpose. In some studies it has also been indicated that regular consumption of ginger can lower down the chances of you suffering from cancer. Not only this; following are the benefits of ginger for health and beauty.


ginger helps in indigestionAll of us know that food provides us energy and everything we need to live and perform our routine activities. For drawing all these benefits our body performs a process called digestion once we eat our meal. This process draws out what is required by the body from food and extract out the waste. But the food itself starts creating problem when our digestive system is at fault. You can treat all the digestion related ailments with the help of only a cup of ginger tea. If you are suffering fro acute indigestion or food poisoning, you may go for the juice of ginger; otherwise for all mild cases drinking ginger tea will solve the problem.

Ginger is beneficial for arthritis patients

ginger is useful in arthritisAll of us are very busy in today’s fast moving world. Nobody has time to relax, but those who cannot manage to find time for exercise will have to find time for illness. This is the main cause behind many serious health ailments including arthritis. Ginger is well known for treating arthritis pains. At the same time ginger is a great anti-oxidant and antiseptic as well. You can take it after slicing or grating or after boiling in a cup of water.


ginger helps in diarrheaGinger is useful for treating many health ailments and diarrhea is no exception. Due to its inherent antibiotic properties ginger can help us in fighting the infection and cure diarrhea. In short, we can say that drinking ginger tea is your tool with which you can fight against diarrhea. Not only diarrhea but ginger tea can relieve you from stomach cramps and abdominal pain. You can have it in grated or crushed form mixed with equal amount of honey if you do not prefer to use the tea idea.

Respiratory problems

ginger helps in respiratoryGinger can be used in almost very problem that has something to do with your respiratory tract, be it common cold, cough or even asthma. It is very commonly used to treat mild cold, the same way it can also be taken by patients suffering from chest congestion. Ginger can heal up the inflamed bronchial tubes very fast due to its anti- inflammatory action. You can eat the paste of ginger after mixing with honey, or can also drink a cup of tasty tea after boiling crushed ginger in it. Drinking ginger tea not only makes your evening delight, but also gives a lot of health benefits. For asthma taking it in tea will be mild, hence take out the juice by crushing it and mix it with equal amount of pomegranate then drink it daily.

Anorexia and ginger

ginger helps in Anorexia One of the best methods to cure anorexia involves ginger and rock salt. The method is this: a small piece of ginger is taken and its outer layer is peeled off; ginger is grinned and a few drops of lemon are added to it; a pinch of asafoetida and pepper is further added to form a paste; this paste is to be consumed in the morning on empty stomach for at least fifteen successive days. That’s it. The appetite of the person is sure to revive. Something as simple as ginger tea is helpful for those dealing with lack of appetite. Not only will it make you eat more but will also make you thirsty.

Ulcers and GERD

use ginger for ulcer and gerdApart from handling the digestive disorders, ginger has one favor for the stomach. One can prevent ulcers that are very common in stomach and you can also treat some serious ailments like GERD. The common symptoms of this disease are heartburn, chest pain, acute cough, and sometimes pain in the abdomen. It can be treated with the help of over the counter drugs, but they do not address the root cause. If you want to completely cure yourself, the first step is to kill the cause of any disease. This requires your lifestyle to be changed, you food habits to be refined and some simple home remedies which make the use of natural products like ginger tea.

Ginger is beneficial for arteries

use ginger for arteriesThe walls of arteries thicken with time that reduces or even blocks the supply of oxygen in some parts of our body. Due to this phenomenon, the flexibility and elasticity of the blood vessels is lost. Additionally, the arteries narrow down, which causes evident interference with the blood flow. It is believed to be one of the most common diseases of the blood vessels. Ginger in its own is a complete cure of arteriosclerosis and other artery related diseases. It thins down the blood and decreases the platelet aggregation. It not only decreases the blood pressure and reduces hardening of the arteries. Ginger can also reduce the level of cholesterol in our body. In this way it kills all the causes of arteriosclerosis. Have it in grated form of drink ginger tea daily to have these benefits.

Appendicitis cure with ginger

use ginger for appendix problemGinger has more than a few health advantages. You can eat it raw if you can, or take it in raw form. This natural cure helps in reducing the pain associated with appendix problem as well as treating the swollen appendix. Ginger can also be used along with turmeric. This combination would help in reducing the pain and inflammation caused due to appendix pain. In case the patients are suffering from vomiting as one of the symptoms of appendix pain, ginger is considered to be a good remedy. Sprinkling salt over the ginger pieces can make it a bit easy to eat.

Endometriosis can be dealt with ginger tea

use ginger for endometriosisEndometriosis is a condition in which the tissues that are supposed to grow inside the uterus start growing outside. You get to know you have this when you experience severe pelvic pain and fight from infertility. The pain would increase during periods exponentially. With the help of ginger tea, you can decrease the severity of symptoms, control the rate of growth and get your fertility back gradually. If you do not like the idea of drinking bitter things then ginger tea is the best option you have.

You can control viral fever with ginger

use ginger for viral feverPeople suffering from viral fever are recommended to   consume ginger with some honey to help relieve the discomfort associated with viral fever. You can even choose to take dry ginger if you cannot manage to get a fresh one. You will get it in powdered form or can even make powder yourself by grinding for a few minutes in the grinder. You may experience excess of sweating during high fever, headache, body ache, weakness, dehydration and loss of appetite. Fever often goes away in a couple of days, but for these days you would feel extremely uncomfortable and weak if you do not take any step towards it. Why bear all this when you know drinking a few cups of ginger tea can help you get rid of fever soon?

Benefits of ginger in bloating

use ginger for bloatingBloating is not so uncommon, but some people are troubled by it more than others. All of us experience some kind of gas, but sometimes it is a cause of excessive pain and discomfort. A blocked nose may also lead to swallowing of excess of air while eating. A runny nose caused by a cold or allergy contribute to bloating.  So an over-the-counter nasal decongestant can sometimes reduce bloating as well as relieving the nasal symptoms, but should never be taken long term. Ginger tea can also provide quick relief in cold. Take powdered ginger capsules readily available, or add it to a cup of tea to improve your condition.

There are three ways in which you can use ginger in order to avail benefits of the natural herb. First one is my favorite- adding it to tea. Adding ginger to the cup of tea not only introduces a nice flavor to your tea, but also adds up medicinal properties to it. Once your tea is ready add some grated ginger to it and boil it for a few more minutes. This one is the mildest way of taking in ginger and have immunity enhancing effects, thus you can have it even when you do not have much health issues. The second one is to grate ginger and have the juice of the herb directly. If you do not like the taste, add honey to make it edible. This one is a very strong method and hence you should not consume more than one tablespoon of ginger juice. If you cannot arrange fresh ginger at all, the third one is for you. You can buy dried powder of ginger from the nearby store. The last and least preferable way of using ginger is through tablets. Ginger tablets are present in market, but try not to have it this way if you really want to take care of your health in a natural way. If you take help of medicines every now and then to cure minor problems like headaches and common cold, the day is not too far when you will need two tablets in place of just one. And in some more days even those two will not be enough to treat the problem. In addition to this your body not only say good bye to the problem with these instant pain relievers but also accumulates a number of side effects inside that may lead to some other problems in future. It is hence always a nice idea to take the help of ginger, which is not only effective but side effect free.