Ginger – Spice cum Medicine from the Orient

At times, do you ever feel you are far more tired, fatigue on certain days?  No, you haven’t fallen sick, at least not yet.  If you are able take something good, you are able to get back to normal in no time.

Yes, ginger is 1 of the ancient medicine that can save us from falling sick.

Ginger has been used since 5000 years ago in China, and India as a food spice and also as medicine for the poor.  In more than 1000 years ago, it has widely spread countries in the Southeast Asia, Middle East, and lastly to countries in Europe.

Ginger is easily and widely grown in high humidity areas.  It is really cheap compare to most of the traditional medicine around the world.  Ginger can help to ease the blood flow and cleanse the toxins from our body.  It is also used for curing motion and digestive sickness.

There are many types of nutrients in the wonder root.  In the fresh piece of ginger root, it contain vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C, and E.  There are also many types of minerals like calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, iron and zinc in the root as well.  All these nutrients are essential for our health and there should be more that are still under research by some institutes.

aid53980-728px-Make-Ginger-Tea-or-Tisane-Step-24Benefits of Ginger are list as below:

Maintains Normal Blood Circulation – with the minerals like magnesium, chromium and zinc in it, ginger improves the blood circulation thus help to prevent fever, cold, chills and even excessive sweat.

Remedies Motion Sickness – when feeling nausea, a cup of ginger tea or ginger soup can help to minimize or even eliminate the nauseates.

Improves absorption of nutrients – ginger can promote the release of pancreatic and gastric enzyme.  That means our stomach can absorb nutrients more efficiently.

Combats Stomach Discomfort – it can further minimize the effect of gastric pain and inflammation.  So, there is no need to take aspirin or ibuprofen.

Fight Cancer – there is study done in University of Minnesota found that this wonder root can slow down the colon cancer growth.  In another study, it can also cause the death of ovarian cancer cells.

Fights Common Respiratory Problems – by taking ginger drink, it will also help to ease our breathing and clear the sinus.  Patient will feel relieve and more at ease in the recovery process.

Help in losing weight – with its ability to cleanse the body and promote metabolic process, it can help to burn more calories.

Cure Morning Sickness – by taking a cup of ginger tea in the morning, there is a 75% chance to clear the morning sickness away.

With all these goodness, you should be keep some of this tea drinks at home to standby for just in case.  You may still need to be careful, to some sensitive drinker, ginger may be a little too spicy.  Anyway, you can just add water to dilute the taste.