Ginger has been a popular spice and herbal medicine for thousands of years. It has been used in herbal medicine in Asia, India, and Arabia.
Ginger was exported to Europe via India in the first century. Ginger provides numerous essential nutrients in high content.
Ginger root has been used to help digestion and treat stomach upset, diarrhea, and nausea for more than 2,000 years. Ginger has also been used to help treat arthritis, colic, heart conditions, the common cold, headaches and painful periods.
Ginger is also a very popular food seasoning and is great for adding to fresh juices and smoothies.
Benefits of using ginger include:
- Helps to relieve gastrointestinal problems
- Helps to relieve nausea and morning sickness
- Helps to relieve vomiting during pregnancy
- Alleviates inflammation
- Helps to protect against colorectal cancer
- Supports the immune system
Note: Some people can experience mild side effects after using ginger, such as: diarrhea, heartburn (reflux) and general stomach discomfort. Some women have reported extra menstrual bleeding while using ginger.
Ginger applied to the skin may cause irritation.
Ginger is very effective in the treatment of congestion. A glass of hot ginger tea will help to loosen thickened mucus and phlegm within the respiratory system so that it can be easily expelled when the person coughs. Ginger is especially effective in treating a nonproductive cough.
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