Ginger.  A miracle plant loaded with many healing properties.

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Ginger.  A miracle plant loaded with many healing properties:

Introduction to Ginger

Ginger is a miracle plant loaded with many healing properties.

As I mentioned in my previous blog, the turmeric curcumin is very well-known as an anti-inflammatory. It has well-documented efficacy for the condition of people who may suffer from Osteoarthritis, prevent cancer cells growth etc…

The use of it might be limited to your cooking and it is also very beneficial that way. In the meantime, you can now discover the interest of a miracle plant the ginger.  A cousin of curcumin and ginger might be easier to accommodate in your everyday culinary creations.

Why is ginger good for your health?

Ginger also named “Zingiber Officinal” Originated from China, Japan, India. Therefore it is widely recognized and recommended for its powerful medicinal properties. Ginger is a yellow-green flower, with leafy stems. The root of the ginger (rhizome) can be consumed fresh, powdered, dried as a spice or in oil form. In fact, ginger has been used for the culinary and medicinal purpose in many countries for centuries.

Ginger anti-inflammatory

As a result of great studies, ginger has been used to reduce inflammation. A study published in Cancer Prevention Research journal reported that ginger supplements, reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

Relief from asthma symptoms

However, if you suffer from this condition, your airways are probably inflamed. The best way to manage asthma pain and discomfort is to prepare a decoction of ginger.

For example, here are some ideas on how to use it.

Dosages for using ginger:

Here are some typical dosages that you can choose from any needs.

  • Let infuse in hot purified water for few minutes with A teaspoon of the fresh ginger grated rhizome.
  • Combine 2 drops from dropper of liquid extract ginger with a carrier oil.
  • You can also take by mouth a capsule of ginger that has 1g of extract in it with liquid.

Cold and flu symptoms 

As a result, a great relief will come from making a ginger tea.  Slice 20 to 40 g of fresh ginger and steep in a cup of hot water adding a slice of lemon.

                             Ginger tea

Improve blood sugar level

By the way, ginger has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and improve various heart disease.

Relieve stomach discomfort

By the way, ginger can be beneficial for people with indigestion related to stomach pain. Relieve pregnancy-related nausea, loss appetite.

Ginger risks, side effects

Possibly side effects if you are taking some medicine like anticoagulants such as aspirin or ibuprofen.  In that case, have approval from your doctor before using it. Ginger contains actives that suppress human cytochrome P450’s activity. It may interact with anticoagulant drugs that are metabolized by cytochrome P450.

Pain reduction

In the meantime, a study involving 74 volunteers carried out at the University of Georgia 

Ginger plant found that daily ginger supplementation reduced muscle pain caused by an intensive exercise activity.

Incidentally, Ginger could prevent hair loss

Why can ginger prevent hair loss? Americans searchers have found the cause or hair loss. The reason is an inflammation of the root of follicles. These contain at its base a ball of specialized dermal cells. An infection of the hair follicles can cause hair loss.

Therefore if you are having this problem, you may try massaging your scalp for about 10 minutes with ginger paste. Or use few drops of ginger essential oil 100% pure. Since this oil is very strong, it is better to use it with a carrier oil, like jojoba oil, or almond oil to mix with. You have to consider the benefits of fresh ginger. This root contains magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus.   Ginger is also loaded with natural vitamins that provides your hair follicles with nourishment. Therefore, making it strong and preventing hair loss.

 Health benefits

In summary, consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds has long been associated with a reduced risk of many abusive lifestyles.

How to eat more ginger

Ginger pairs very well with many types of seafood, pork, poultry, Asian style duck, vegetables,

oranges, apples, melon.

You could prepare pickled ginger on your own.

To begin with, cut fresh young, organic ginger root peeled, into chunks and place them in a jar with 1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt.

Stir to let coat for about half hour.

In a saucepan, stir together 1 cup of rice vinegar with 1/3 of a cup of sugar until the sugar dissolved.

                       Pickled ginger

Let it cool and pour it into the jar.

Then put the lid on and store it in your refrigerator for one week.

And served it with seafood to enhance the flavors, or with your choice of vegetables.

This information, provided to you is not intended to offer professional medical advice.  Nor for treatment for any condition.
If you have any health problems or are taking any medication, you should seek advice from your healthcare provider prior to any change in your diet.

3 thoughts on “Ginger.  A miracle plant loaded with many healing properties.

  1. Hi Jacqueline

    I enjoyed your article about Ginger. Especially the part about hair loss. I will have to give this a try. I have been using Coconut Oil massaged into the scalp to help in the prevention of hair loss! I will have to mix some Ginger with this to see if this has any benefits.

    When I spoke to the person who cuts my hair, she said she had not noticed any difference since I started using Coconut Oil, so maybe it is helping in preventing the further loss of hair! 🙂

    I mostly have used Ginger before as a tea to help in the prevention of colds or flu! I usually mixed it with some honey and sometimes a little sage.

    Nice post, thanks for the informative article!


  2. Hi Jacqueline,

    I like to add ginger to my kombucha brew for the second fermentation. It has a great taste & great health benefits.

    Thank you for this informative post,

    1. I Lovetta, that is a good idea, to add ginger to your kombucha brew, do you use an airlock set up, that allows the fermentation gases to escape while keeping air out?
      Thank you for visiting my website.

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