A closer look at ginger benefits

Peter Stanic’s photo in Pixabay.       Ginger speeds up metabolism and burns calories, a true ally in fighting fat excess.
Carolyn Nicholas’ photo in Unsplash.    Ginger protects the stomach against ulcers.
Congerdesign’s in Pixabay.     Ginger consumption must be moderate and there are people who should not even ingest it.


Pexels’ photo in Pixabay.        Ginger juice helps to prevent motion sickness during a long trip.

Ginger lowers cholesterol levels, regulates blood pressure and helps to prevent blood clotting, decreasing the risk of various cardiovascular diseases. However, those who take heart medication or have a tendency to have high blood pressure should only take ginger under the supervision of professional in nutrition.


Consumption of ginger helps lower blood sugar and increases the effectiveness of insulin and other medicines used to treat diabetes. Experts recommend drinking a glass of warm water mixed with a teaspoon of ginger juice in the morning to regulate blood sugar. This drink also protects the levels of fat in the blood.

Helps to lose weight

Ginger is a true ally in fighting overweight because it speeds up to 20% of the metabolism and burns calories.

Heartburn and intestinal gas

Ginger tea is widely used to fight against heartburn and intestinal gas. Ideally is to drink four cups throughout the day.

Nausea and vomiting

Ginger helps to reduce nausea and vomiting that often occurs during pregnancy, chemotherapy treatments or even the first few days after surgery. The recommendation is 0,5 grams of ginger, which is half a teaspoon of ginger shavings, taken at breakfast for four days. For those who have motion sickness when traveling, they should consume a tea or a juice of ginger three hours before leaving.


Consumption of the root protects the stomach against gastric ulcers (however, it is not advised for people who already suffer from these stresses), it prevents cancer, which in most cases is linked to changes in the cells caused by the ulcer. It is also quite common to use ginger in the treatment of bacteria-induced diarrhea or to help in case of food poisoning. To improve digestion, try eating ginger after main meals.

Flu and colds

At the signal given by your body that the flu or cold is coming, consume ginger in prevention. Have some tea, put some ginger towels before bed or use the root in your daily diet. Ginger helps boost the immune system, speeds blood circulation and energy throughout the body. The perspiration caused by ginger reduces the fever and all his power healer, fights the flu and the colds, relieving quickly the airways.


Ginger is a natural pain reliever that relieves throat pain and irritation and reduces coughing, especially when caused by a cold or flu. Chewing some fresh ginger root, drinking ginger juice, tea or massaging the chest with ginger oil relieves coughing.

Colon and ovary degenerative diseases

The properties of ginger, already scientifically tested, prevent the development and proliferation of cancer cells in this region of the intestine, protecting it against possible colorectal degenerative disease. Ginger also has the ability to help to fight other degenerative diseases such as the lung, breast, ovary, skin, prostate or pancreas.


The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger help reduce the pain associated with gout, arthritis, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. Hot ginger paste with saffron must be applied to the affected area twice a day. Also, consume raw ginger or put it in your food. Ginger baths also help relieve muscle and joint pain.


For every 100 grams of ginger, there are about 157 mg of magnesium, considered the muscle mineral, which will be a muscle relaxant and stimulant in the formation of new cells. Magnesium is indispensable in the fixation of calcium in the bones, benefiting people with osteoporosis.

Menstrual colic

As a natural powerful painkiller, ginger can be used to reduce menstrual colic. Tea or natural ginger helps relieve the pain of the menstrual cycle.


Ginger tea during migraine attacks blocks the pain and blocks dizziness and associated nausea.


Make a paste of ginger with honey and apply it on the face. This helps eliminate wrinkles and expression lines, thanks to the antioxidant power that blocks the loss of skin elasticity.


It is possible to relieve teeth pain by chewing a small slice of ginger or drinking tea.


It is very useful for enhancing libido and sexual desire. Ginger oil increases body temperature and is considered a great stimulant due to its intense and penetrating aroma.

This text is an awareness. According to the season of the year and the moment in which you are, it is up to each one to feel if they should consume this food. The dosage and frequency depend on the nature and physical condition of each Human Being.



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