This much loved spice is prominent to relieve digestive issues like nausea, motion sickness, pain and loss of appetite.
Consume it fresh, powder it or steep it as a tea. Ginger comes with endless health benefits.
Studies state that regular consumption of foods like ginger will reduce health problems associated with obesity, heart disease and diabetes. (1)
Health Benefits of Ginger
Drinking ginger tea is an effective home remedy to treat nausea during cancer treatment.
A cup of steeped ginger tea will help to get rid of morning sickness.
Phenolic compounds in ginger relieve irritation triggered in intestine and stimulate bile production.
Studies show that consumption of ginger exercise induced muscle pain by 25%.
Lesser Known Health Benefits
Dysmenorrheal (menstrual cycle pain) is reduced by consumption of ginger capsules.
Researchers also found a cancer preventing compound in this plant food. It is proven to control diabetes by increasing production of insulin and tolerance towards glucose.
A journal was published in 2001 by Arthritis Rheum that ginger extract has ability to significantly reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee. (2)
Simple Ginger Syrup
Take this spice in limited quantity; excess consumption isn’t recommended.
- Sugar – 1 cup
- Water – 1 cup
- Ginger – 1 piece
Initially peel ginger and cut into small pieces.
Boil water and sugar in a pan, till sugar dissolves. Now add ginger pieces and remove from the pain from heat after a couple of minutes.
Allow ginger to steep for 30 minutes. Discard ginger and consume the syrup in cold state.
All-Healing Ginger Syrup
- Lime juice – 1 tablespoon
- Honey – 7 teaspoons
- Distilled water – 2 cups
Add water and ginger to a pan and boil it. When the water reaches boiling point in 5 minutes, remove from heat and allow it to steep.
After 20 minutes, strain ginger chunks and add honey, lime juice to it.