Thanks to the spice trade market, ginger has come to the Western World.
But in the Arabic, Asian and Indian cultures, ginger has been used as an alternative medicine for thousands of years.
I have recently discovered this incredibly powerful and healthy spice, so let me share with you some benefits of ginger.
The best way to describe ginger is by telling you this spice does well for your bad stomach.
But let’s get to the benefits of ginger.
One of the best things ginger does for you is activating your digestive juices.
When you are not feeling hungry (because of sickness or bad stomach), all you need is some fresh ginger before your meal, and you will instantly improve your appetite.
Your juices will be activated, and your stomach will ask for food.
Help with Nausea
There are different forms of nausea and sickness, but morning sickness and travel related nausea are among the most common ones.
And luckily for you, one of the benefits of ginger is fighting nausea. This magic spice is especially helpful with morning sickness.
There are even some studies to back this claim up. And when it comes to travel sickness, all you need is one teaspoon of dried, powdered ginger 30 minutes before you travel, and then you can enjoy your journey.
Going deeper into the benefits of ginger related to sickness and nausea, ginger has been used quite some time now as a post-operational remedy.
Some people feel nausea and the urge to vomit after they had surgery, and chewing ginger can help relieve those symptoms.
Relieving Joint Pain
The biggest advantage of ginger is that the spice has countless anti-inflammatory properties.
Which in simple terms, brings relief to pain. For your joint and muscle pain, all you need some ginger essential oil in your bath.
A study has also showed that ginger is very effective in reducing muscle pain after a workout, so, do not forget to spice your meals up. Muscle soreness is a thing of the past with ginger.
Ginger and Osteoarthritis
When it comes to muscle pain, nothing beats osteoarthritis. Luckily, the magic spice can help with that as well.
One of the most common health problems becomes a walk in the park with the help of ginger.
If you want to reduce the symptoms of the common health problem, spice things up.
Ginger can help with common cold in several ways. For starters, as I mentioned, the spice offers anti-inflammatory properties.
Additionally, ginger inhibits rhinovirus, or for those of you without a medical background, the virus that causes the common cold.
The spice also clears and cleanses your sinuses, so you can breathe easier during the cold months.
Lowers Blood Sugar
If arthritis is the most common health problem related with muscle pain, heart diseases and cardiovascular diseases are the most common problem related with your blood sugar and cholesterol.
And ginger helps in that situation as well.
Reduce Menstrual Pain
As I mentioned at the beginning of the article, I discovered the benefits of ginger lately, but since then, I am feeling less and less catastrophic when my menstrual cycle is due.
What I have discovered is that little ginger taken at the beginning of my period vastly reduces the pain.
And I should not have been surprised, after all, one of the biggest benefits of ginger is pain relief.
How to Consume Ginger
I know that for most of you consuming ginger looks like an easy task, but there are fellows and fellas out there that do not have an idea how to implement ginger in their daily diet.
So, for those of you, I will share some tips how to easily add some spice to your diet.
One of the easiest ways is by getting some ginger oil and massaging your body and muscles. F
or those of you who want the natural and fresh way, the fresh ginger root can be sliced and added to smoothies and soups.
Just be careful not to overdo it, as the spice can be hot and irritating on taste for some.
Last, but not least, ginger tea is the probably easiest way to add some ginger.
Chop a ginger root, boil some water over it, add some honey and lemon, and you have a great home remedy for almost any disease.