Ginger is a famous spice in Asian and Indian cuisine. It used for medicinal purposes from ancient times. As ginger is a rhizome, it consumed fresh, dry as a spice and in powder shape.
Ginger has a wide range of benefits to human health. Modern scientific research revealed that the Ginger root has many therapeutic properties that include antioxidants, which inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds and activate anti-inflammatory compounds. Much has written and much more can be written about this spice.

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Gastrointestinal Distress

 Ginger proves to be very effective in eliminating gastrointestinal distress. A recent double-blind study demonstrated that ginger root is an effective remedy in preventing motion sickness symptoms. Ginger relieves all associated symptoms of motion sickness, which include nausea, vomiting, dizziness and cold sweating.

Headache and Migraine

The analgesic properties of ginger root are very effective to relieve headache including migraine. Ginger is sometimes more potent than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). You try this remedy at home; rub the paste made by the fresh ginger in between your eyebrows or on your forehead. You can also take ginger root powder and honey with warm water to get instant relief in headache.

Cold and Cough

Ginger root is inexpensive and side effects free remedy for common cold, flu and dry cough. Especially for baby kids, where using anti biotic medicine can affect their growth. Nutrients in ginger are helpful in warming up the lungs. It reduces the density of mucus in cold weather. Take a piece of ginger (organic is preferred) cut it into small pieces and chop them fine. Put these pieces in a pan with some water and boil it for 15 minutes on a low flame. Then let it cool for a few minutes and take it. Add some honey for a sweet taste in case of baby kid. Alternatively, boil ginger, cinnamon and honey in equal quantity, and then drink it lukewarm.

Scanty of Menses in Women

Irregular periods or scanty of menses is common in woman. It is an indicator of problem with hormone imbalance or other medical condition. Ginger root is an old and traditional treatment to regulate the menstrual flow and relieve menstrual cramps. Boil pieces of ginger and cinnamon in a milk and drink lukewarm before going to bed at night.

Bloating and Flatulence

Ginger root is potent digestive ingredient. Ginger is used from ancient times as a remedy to alleviate stomach cramps bloating and Gas. Consuming ginger in any form regulates craving and prevent eating too quickly and anti-inflammatory property of ginger root helps to relieve inflammation and regulates the stomach function.

Ginger for Diabetes

Ginger root is a wonderful addition in treatment for sugar patients. Rational use of ginger root not only thins the blood by absorbing excess amount of sugar but also regulate the level of insulin by improving the function of pancreas. Although ginger benefits the sugar patients but excessive use of ginger root may result in diarrhea, stomach unrest and heart burn in rare cases. As diabetes is a disease due to metabolic disorder, taking ginger with cinnamon in an empty stomach would help to regulate the metabolic malfunction. It is suggested for diabetic patients, not to use ginger without the advice of their doctor.

Nausea or Morning Sickness

Nausea or Morning Sickness is a condition in which a person feels tiredness and inclination to vomit. Its very common in pregnant woman or in males with excessive smoking and drug addictions. Ginger root proves to be extremely helpful to cure nausea. Poor blood circulation causes nausea, Ginger is a natural blood thinner and circulation booster; it improves and boosts blood circulation, when body gets proper blood supply it performs well. Taking a spoon of ginger juice with apple cider vinegar or lemon juice in an empty stomach for a few days will definitely reduce the symptoms of nausea or morning sickness.

High Cholesterol Level

Cholesterol is a type of fat. Normal amount of Cholesterol is needed by human body to form hormones and vitamins. Cholesterol also plays an important role in food digestion. However, excess Cholesterol affects body’s overall performance, causing fluctuations in blood pressure and various heart diseases. Thanks to Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of ginger roots help lowering cholesterol level and thus improve the overall performance of body. Use tinny ginger slices in your daily food.

Colon and Ovarian Cancer

Ginger root contain gingerols that are active phytonutrients, helpful to kill colon and 
ovarian Cancer cells. Cancer is often dangerous, when it diagnosed at the end stage of disease, at that time cancer spread beyond the affected part. More than 50% of patients that develop colon or ovarian cancer are diagnosed in the advance stages of disease.

Low Libido

Ginger root is one of the most erotic spices on earth. Ginger boosts blood circulation in the body especially it enhances the blood flow toward sex organs, as ginger consist high amount of magnesium and potassium and anti-inflammatory properties that boost the libido both in men and women. A teaspoon of organic ginger powder sprinkled over the cooking food or use ginger slices with food can do a magical effect. Alternatively, take a teaspoon of ginger juice and a teaspoon of honey with along with boiled egg at night.


Ginger root is a super food and efficient to fight against asthma. The anti-oxidant analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of ginger root make it so effective to reduce inflammation. Ginger reduces the swelling, clears the excess mucus from the passageways of lungs, and relaxes them. For best and immediate result, boil a piece of ginger root with some basil leaves for a few minutes then pour it in a cup and add a teaspoon of honey in it. Take this decoction once a day.

Hay fever and Seasonal allergies

Ginger root is naturally hot spice and in combination with other herbs cures all types of seasonal allergies. Hay fever is an inflammation of mucus membrane of eyes and nose. It is due to an allergic reaction of pollen and dust bites etc. It normally activates during transition from winter to spring and during summer to autumn season. Taking ginger with turmeric and licorice root is an effective remedy for all kinds of seasonal allergies.      

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