Do you suffer from the pain of arthritis? Do you get menstrual discomfort
that makes even your daily routine difficult? Is your energy level low?
Are you concerned about preventing heart disease? Are you interested in
fighting off the seasonal cold and flu? Do you prefer alternative
medicines over drugs?
Ginger is a wonderful preventative and alternative medicine for many
ailments. It's powerful antioxidant effects and medicinal powers are still
widely unrecognized by many. However, countless research has been done that
shows the benefits of this amazing spice.
Some of the health benefits of ginger are:
Cardiovascular: The first documented report of ginger's potential as a heart
disease medicine came unexpectedly from a group of Cornell Medical School
researchers in 1980. One of the researchers discovered that his blood did
not respond to usual aggregating agents that normally cause clogged
arteries, a major cause of heart attacks. The aggregating agents were
inhibited through the consumption of ginger. Ginger also showed no side
Arthritis: In 1989, two Danish studies were performed with arthritic
patients. They consumed either fresh or powdered ginger for a period of
three months. The majority of patients reported the ginger produced better
relief of pain, swelling and stiffness. In fact, some of the patients
observed added benefits of taking ginger. Some of those benefits included
fewer colds, improvement of stomach irritation and less constipation. Again
without side effects. (Author of the study-K.C. Srivastava)
Colds: "The hot decoction of ginger tea is an excellent diaphoretic for
breaking up incipient colds. It stimulates the circulation and the warmth
it imparts to the body corrects the surface chilliness associated with
colds....lt stimulates the flow of the digestive juices and the warmth it
imparts to the stomach is gratifying."
A. W. Kuts-Cheraux. N.D.
*Ginger powder capsules or the root of ginger can be used in place of ginger
Immune System: Ginger not only maintains immune system functioning but
studies in Montreal and in Tokyo (in 1955 and 1979 respectfully) concluded
that the spice may actually enhance immunity. To achieve its effect, it
appears that ginger functions from the most fundamental levels of the immune
system. Ginger might stimulate host resistance against various diseases.
In order to maintain a healthy immune system, our bodies must rid themselves
of harmful toxins. Ginger is a powerful way to detoxify our bodies. By
detoxifying our bodies and building our immune system, we increase our
energy level and stamina.
Over a period of 5,000 years, ginger traveled from South-east Asia to the
New World. Considered a treasure by some of the great figures of history,
its ancient trade helped shape nations and ensure its worldwide cultivation.
Ginger is a remarkably safe herb. Both fresh and dry ginger are recommended
forms of supplementation. There will be different properties gained from
each. Ginger is commercially available in many forms including fresh (using
the roots), dried, syrup, capsule and extract. Always consult a physician
before taking any alternative medicine.
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Reference: "Ginger-Common Spice and Wonder Drug", by Paul Schulick
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