Ginger and Its Medicinal Uses

GINGER AND ITS MEDICINAL USES

What is Ginger

Ginger is a strengthening food that has long been used to maintain health. Ginger has a long history of both culinary and medicinal use in Chinese, Japanese and Indian medicines. In ancient China, ginger was regarded as a healing gift from God and was commonly used to cleanse and warm the body.

Qualities of Ginger

The major active ingredients in ginger are terpenes and oleoresin called ginger oil. These two, and other active ingredients in ginger, provide antiseptic, lymph-cleansing, circulation, and constipation relief qualities.

Ginger is good for the respiratory system

It is good to fight against colds and flu

Ginger offers substantial protection from stroke and heart attack because of its ability to prevent blood clotting

Ginger, a multifaceted herb, is crucial in the battle against cardiovascular disease

Relieves headaches and pains

Helps to clear sore throats

Good for upset stomach and indigestion.

It is very effective as a cleansing agent through the bowels and kidneys and also through the skin

Some of the problems cured by Ginger

Colds/Flu

Kills influenza virus by improving immune system’s ability to fight infections. Ginger also relieves headaches.

Increases Circulation

Increases the muscular contractions of the heart atria, there by increase in overall circulation. Ginger has been proven to prevent internal blood clots and lowers blood pressure. Ginger Root stimulates the central nervous system controlling the heart and respiratory centers. Ginger helps reduce serum cholesterol, which can slow down circulation.

Ginger Relieves Motion/Morning Sickness

Ginger is one of the most effective herbal remedies to get rid of Motion/ Morning Sickness.

Digestive Aid – Indigestion, Stomach Ache

Ginger Root increases production of saliva in the mouth and dramatically increases digestive enzyme amylase in the saliva to additionally aid digestion. Ginger Root also contains a very effective digestive enzyme zingibain.

Women’s Health

Ginger Root is good for the uterus as well as the intestinal tract and may ease menstrual cramps

Skin

Very cleansing – reduces pus in infected wounds as well as boils. Clears spots caused by chicken pox and shingles. Useful for burns, sores, sunburn, ringworm, warts, herpes, athletes foot and even for dandruff.

Stress Protection

Ginger Root appears to limit the effects of adrenergic stimulation and there by relieves the stress

Arthritis

As Ginger root is a proven anti-inflammatory agent, some arthritic victims may find it helpful.

Ginger is sometimes recommended as an alternative to aspirin for people who can not take aspirin because of its irritating effect on the gastrointestinal tract.

Ginger cures following ailments

Asthma – Adults

Athlete’s Foot

Acne

Boils/ Blisters

Cold Sores

Cuts

Cold

Flu

Gingivitis

Glandular Fever

Gum Infections

Head Lice

Infections

Insect Bites / Stings

Mosquito Bites

Mouth Ulcers

Mumps

Ringworm (tinea)

Skin Conditions – Antiseptic

Sore Throat

Warts

With all the benefits to the average person, ginger should be included in the diet every day. Especially for a person who are suffering from heart problems, cold/flu, stress problem, motion sickness a daily dose of ginger combined with other herbs to enhance their effectiveness is part of a sensible, healthy diet.