Health Benefits of Ginger

Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is a common ingredient in Asian and East Africa and the Caribbean. Ginger has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of weight, motion sickness and pain. This post is about benefits of Ginger and you learn how to use Ginger as a medicine?

Ginger and Cancer

Ginger has been known to help treat for years is ovarian cancer frequently consuming ginger as part of a healthy diet may prevent cancer from developing. You can consume no more than four grams ginger daily to prevent from cancer. Ginger also offers plenty of protective benefits for colon cancer.

Anticancer Properties Of Ginger

A study conducted by the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center shows that ginger prevents proliferation of cancer cells and improves the effect of other treatments. The active substances in ginger are not yet discovered, but parasols, gingerols and shogaols probably play the main role. These are phytochemicals found in low concentrations in ginger root, so supplements with extracts of ginger root are produced to improve the effect.

Ginger And Breast Cancer

Another study examined the effect of ginger on breast cancer cells. The results were again great: besides killing the cancer cells, ginger diminished a few important signal molecules responsible for the metastatic and spreading properties of the tumor. More studies are required, but ginger certainly has future as an effective treatment of breast cancer.

Ginger And Ovarian Cancer

Ginger didn’t spare the ovarian cancer cells in one of the recent studies. The cells underwent apoptosis (programed cell death) due to the phytochemicals in ginger. Besides anticancer activity, ginger supplements are recommended to patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Health Benefits of Ginger

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 Cough

Ginger is also one of the most famous natural cures for cough. The ginger has to be partially sliced and boiled and to ensure potency, should be crushed a bit before boiling. This will help to draw out the active ingredients. Drinking ginger as a tea will ease sore throat, non-stop coughing and even congestion.

 Sore Throat

As with cough, upset stomach, and headaches, tea made with ginger is also great for a sore throat. Try one of the tea’s mentioned on this page, or boil a 1 inch piece of ginger root or a few slices, then add honey and/or lemon.

Headaches

Ginger can be beneficial in the treatment of headaches and migraines. Ginger is especially useful to combat the nausea that often accompanies migraine headaches. To use the 3 herbs together in tea as a natural pain reliever, mix a one inch piece of ginger with a teaspoon of dried peppermint and a pinch of cayenne in boiling water. Allow the mixture to seep for 15 minutes before drinking. Sweeten only with honey.

Digestive Issues

Ginger are known to help relieve gastrointestinal irritation, stimulate saliva and bile production and suppress gastric contractions and movement of food and fluids through the GI tract.

 Nausea

Chewing raw ginger or drinking ginger tea is a common home remedy for nausea during cancer treatment. Pregnant women experiencing morning can safely use ginger to relieve nausea and vomiting, often in the form of ginger lozenges or candies.

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Lose Weight: 

Eating and drinking ginger root can help keep your weight under control and research has confirmed this as well.

Pain Reduction:

A study involving 74 volunteers carried out at the University of Georgia found that daily ginger supplementation reduced exercise-induced muscle pain by 25% Ginger has also been found to reduce the symptoms of dysmenorrheal (severe pain during a menstrual cycle). In one study, 83% of women taking ginger capsules reported improvements in pain symptoms compared to 47% of those on placebo.

Health Benefits of Ginger

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