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The Goodness of Ginger

THE GOODNESS OF GINGER

 

Ginger has been revered in Indian and Chinese civilizations for over 5 000 years for its powerful health imparting properties. Here is some interesting information on ginger: 

  • Danish researchers found that ginger can block the effects of prostaglandin - a substance that cause inflammation of the blood vessels in the brain and can lead to migraines. 
  • Ginger was found to be effective for relieving the severity of nausea even in cases of pregnancy. 
  • Many women claim that ginger tea helps rid them of menstrual cramps. 
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties that can lessen the pain of rheumatoid arthritis. 
  • Respiratory infections - it is well known for its warming action on the upper respiratory tract, so it has been used to treat colds and flu. 
  • It has been found to be effective in cramps caused by stomach gas. Ginger also stimulates digestion.
  • It has a wholesome effect on the circulatory system as it makes the platelets less sticky and is of great benefit in case of circulatory disorders.
  • As a mood enhancer, ginger's cineole content may help contribute to stress relief.
  • It is a great mouth freshener and ginger tea has vastly refreshing properties.

 

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