Ginger is used as a spice, flavoring agent as well as an herbal remedy in almost every Indian household. It is rich in nutrients and certain bioactive compounds that have potent medicinal benefits.
Ginger helps improve digestion by increasing the absorption of food which thereby helps improve metabolism. Due to this, the regular intake of Ginger water might help reduce body weight. It also helps manage cardiovascular diseases due to its antioxidant property as it prevents the cell damage caused by free radicals. Drinking a cup of Ginger tea before traveling can even help prevent the symptoms of motion sickness such as nausea and vomiting. Ginger helps improve the sexual performance in men by increasing the testosterone levels (male sex hormone) and also improves sexual desire due to its aphrodisiac property. Ginger is also found to be effective for women in managing menstrual pain due to its antispasmodic and analgesic properties.
Topical application of Ginger removes excess oil from the skin and manages certain skin infections. Ginger is also effective in controlling hair loss as well as promoting hair growth. Application of Ginger juice on skin might help control acne formation.
In some people, regular excessive consumption of Ginger tea may result in bloating and hyperacidity.
BENEFITS OF GINGER
- Ginger for Morning sickness
- Ginger for Post-operative nausea and vomiting
- Ginger for Menstrual pain
- Ginger for Nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy
- Ginger for Obesity
- Ginger for High cholesterol
- Ginger for Osteoarthritis
- Ginger for Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Ginger for Diabetes mellitus
- Ginger for Irritable bowel syndrome
- Ginger for Rheumatoid arthritis
- Ginger for Hypertension (high blood pressure)
RECOMMENDED DOSAGE OF GINGER
- Ginger Churna - ¼ -½ teaspoon twice a day.
- Ginger Capsule - 1-2 capsules twice a day.
- Ginger Tablet - 1-2 tablets twice a day.