Ginger (lat. Zingiber officinale) contains vital oils, vitamin B, potassium, manganese, copper and magnesium. Ginger is enriched with Gingerol, which is a natural constituent that makes the functionality of bowel better. It improves digestion system and alleviates flatulence and stomach pains as well as avoids cramps.
Ginger has the ability to stimulate the mucus secretion that can resist ulcer formation (injure to the stomach lining). Zingerone, a compound that produces fuming flavor to ginger root, is useful for preventing diarrhea that is occurred due to E. coli bacteria, particularly in children.
There are various chemical compounds in ginger which can resist the process of biosynthesis of prostaglandins liable for the happening of inflammation. It consists of analgesic, soothing and antibacterial properties. It's antihistamine action is utilized in curing of allergies. It is applied in healing rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and other infections of the musculoskeletal and connective tissue.
Ginger swathes are created against severe or persistent pain due to rheumatism and arthritis, back pain, stiff neck, stomach cramps, swelling of the liver and kidneys, bronchitis and asthma.
Ginger therapy and compresses are useful to trigger the breakdown of fat, proteins and minerals. It cures rheumatism, arthritis and gout, stimulates blood circulation, and reduces toxins. Besides, it lessens the level of cholesterol and resists blood coagulates.
Ginger is also useful in preventing nausea which causes due to driving, pregnancy or chemotherapy.
If anybody intakes 250 milligrams of ginger root powder in capsules four times daily, it will efficiently reduce the morning sickness as well as the number of vomiting attacks in premature pregnancy.
Ginger root is obtainable in raw form, powder, candied or pickled. It is available as a syrup or tincture in recognized food stores and supermarkets
Therapeutic effect of ginger:
heals arthritis and rheumatism
helps the secretion of surplus water from the body
annihilates pathogenic microorganisms
resists the growth of cancer cells
fights with allergies
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