First off, the Health Enhancements of Ginger, just like Garlic, have been used for thousands of years not only for their food flavoring properties, but have been used heavily for their Medicinal Values as well.
The Health Enhancements of Ginger, again just like Garlic, are loaded in Antioxidants.
This might help you to understand a little more in the term, Antioxidants, and its meaning.
Vitamin C is the most common water-soluble antioxidant while Vitamin E is one of the most common fat-soluble antioxidants. The major benefit of consuming antioxidants is that they seem to prevent and even reverse many kinds of cancer as well as heart disease and other deadly diseases. In addition to that, in case you need to know more than that, taking in large amounts of antioxidants seems to slow down the aging process. So run, do not walk, to your nearest farmer’s market and stock up on these wonderful little molecules!
Now, let’s take a look at some of the areas that ginger has been shown to benefit health:
Cancer– Once more, just like garlic, ginger also possesses abilities to help aid in the prevention of Cancer…see garlic.
Nausea or Vomitingg- Simply chewing on ginger will aid in both, even nausea due to chemotherapy. It works well in regards to motion sickness too.
Arthritis– Ginger’s analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties can help prevent joint pain.
Gas– Ginger actually has properties providing relief from bloating and gas.
Headache Relief– I’ve read in numerous places the ability of ginger to aid in the pain relief due to headaches…even migraines.
Cold and Flu Prevention– Steep 2 tablespoons of freshly shredded ginger root in hot water and take 2-3 times daily.
Heart Health– Consuming small quantities of ginger daily can help to prevent a stroke by inhibiting fatty deposits in the arteries.
Combats Respiratory Problems- Ginger has the ability to help in expanding your lungs and breaking up congestion.
Other health benefits from ginger are an aid in the treatment of asthma, muscle pain from exercise, and inflammation of the colon.