Why to Implement Ginger In Your Daily Nutrition, 7 Fantastic Health Benefits…

7 Health Benefits of Ginger

Diana Herrington | Care2.com


I love the aromatic spicy taste of ginger and how it adds a unique flavor to my meals and beverages. But ginger has plenty of other beneficial properties besides its taste. Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurvedic medicine have used ginger to help treat and prevent health problems for thousands of years. In the west, we are just learning how valuable it is.

Health Uses for Ginger

1. Morning Sickness and Motion Sickness
Some studies in humans have shown that ginger reduces nausea in morning sickness. Also studies at the University of Maryland show that ginger reduces motion sickness, but others have shown mixed results. In my personal experience, ginger has worked very well. I have been sea sick to the point that I was never going to go on a ship again. Then a company I was working for gave me a free 12-day cruise. I went on the cruise and thanks to ginger and fennel I did not get sea sick.

2. Migraine Relief
Ginger is known to be helpful in relaxing blood vessels in the head. One study found ginger powder was as effective as Sumatriptan medication in decreasing migraines.

3. Cold and Flu Prevention & Treatment
Chinese herbalists for thousands of years have used ginger as an antihistamine and decongestant which are two main effects of a cold. The University of Maryland Medical Center says ginger is READ MORE: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/7-health-benefits-of-ginger.html#ixzz3YCvVKjoB

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