Health Benefits of Ginger

ginger Ginger has been proved to be the best natural home remedy for most health issues. It has essential nutrients and important rejuvenating compounds. Apart from being proved to be healing various minor ailments, it also combats cancer in a more effective way than some of the pharmaceutical drugs. The following are more benefits of ginger.

Ginger is a Powerful Cancer Fighter

Ginger can be used to treat ovarian cancer. It has the ability to kill cancer cells in the ovary by triggering two type of cancer cell deaths; apoptosis and autophagy. Apoptosis death of cancer cells occurs when the cells commit suicide and autophagy death happens when they digest or attack themselves. The rate at which ginger induce such cell deaths is far better and fast than basic pharmaceutical cancer drugs.

Apart from treating cancer, ginger also prevents colon cancer by prohibiting progression and growth of colorectal cancer cells. Consumption of ginger roots also lowers the level of intestine and colon inflammations thereby reducing the risks of colon cancer.

Anti-Inflammatory Properties

-The gingerols compounds in ginger help in reducing the level of inflammation, and this makes it very relevant for most inflammation-related health conditions. These compounds also reduce pains, swelling and improve the mobility of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, ginger can as well be beneficial to those people suffering from diseases caused by inflammation like diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, cancer diseases and cardiovascular disease

Treating Heartburn/Acid Reflux with Ginger-

Those people suffering from indigestion and heartburn should consider ginger if pharmaceutical drugs have not helped them. The anti-ulcer and anti-Helicobacter properties in ginger help to effectively treat these conditions as compared to other drugs such acid-blockers. Unlike ginger that only inhibits acid reflux, acid- blockers interfere with the stomach acid barrier and consequently deactivate proteolytic enzymes thereby increasing risks of infections. These drugs also have been proved to increase risks of pneumonia issues, bone fractures, and cancer.

Cure coughing-

Besides treating all these conditions, ginger also cures cough. It is the most popular natural cure for cough. You are required to slice your ginger and boil it. It is always recommended to crush it before boiling to draw out the most active ingredients. Drinking ginger will ease a sore throat and continuous coughing.
Headaches/Migraines –Herbs such as ginger, peppermint and cayenne pepper have been proved to be treating headaches and migraines. Ginger is well known in combating nausea that causes migraine headaches. Using these three herbs together can be of great help as far as treatment of headaches is concerned. Mix an inch of a piece of ginger with a pinch of cayenne and a teaspoon of dried peppermint in boiling water. Give the mixture to seep for fifteen minutes before you drink. You can add some little honey to sweeten the drink.

Upset Stomach –

Ginger, just like other herbs and spices can be used to calm an upset stomach. Put a piece of ginger or a few sprigs of mint leaves into boiling water. Give it a few minutes to cool and enjoy your drink. You as well add some honey to make it sweeter. These are the major health benefits of ginger.