The benefits of ginger are simply amazing! If you have ever had motion sickness or nausea, you know that there are few things that can bring relief. Ginger is one of the most effective at calming nausea and is always good to have on hand. Personally I love to drink ginger tea and I also grow my own.
Research has shown that ginger may provide migraine relief due to its ability to stop prostaglandins from causing pain and inflammation in blood vessels.
Ovarian Cancer Treatment
Ginger may be powerful weapon in the treatment of ovarian cancer. A study conducted at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that ginger powder induces cell death in all ovarian cancer cells to which it was applied.
Colon Cancer Prevention
A study at the University of Minnesota found that ginger may slow the growth of colorectal cancer cells.
A review of several studies has concluded that ginger is just as effective as vitamin B6 in the treatment of morning sickness.
Motion Sickness Remedy
Ginger has been shown to be an effective remedy for the nausea associated with motion sickness.
Reduces Pain and Inflammation
One study showed that ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and is a powerful natural painkiller.
Ginger has long been used as a natural heartburn remedy. It is most often taken in the form of tea for this purpose.
Cold and Flu Prevention and Treatment
Ginger has long been used as a natural treatment for colds and the flu. Many people also find ginger to be helpful in the case of stomach flus or food poisoning, which is not surprising given the positive effects ginger has upon the digestive tract.
Menstrual Cramp Relief
In Chinese medicine, ginger tea with brown sugar is used in the treatment of menstrual cramps.
Prevention of Diabetic Nephropathy
A study done on diabetic rats found that those rats given ginger had a reduced incidence of diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage).
Cooking with Ginger
Ginger is most commonly used in Asian cuisine. Ginger also makes a great tea! Grate some with a microplane and steep in hot water with a little stevia.
Grow Your Own!
It’s also incredibly easy to grow. Take some organic ginger, break it apart in a few pieces and soak it in water for a several hours. Then plant in a few inches of rich organic soil with the eye buds facing up. Harvesting takes a few months, but it’s well worth growing your own!