As many people know, ginger has been used for centuries to suppress nausea during pregnancy. But ginger is not just a one trick pony. In fact, there are numerous benefits to this delicious herb.
For instance, I have used ginger for the last seven years to bolster my immune system, improve digestion, and ease inflammation. My favorite way to consume this root is a tea with honey and lemon.
Ginger supports healthy digestion and elimination of food. Famously, it was consumed as a postprandial (after meal) tea.
Ginger is a warming herb that helps speed metabolism, which improves your digestion and elimination channels. It can also reduce nausea, stomach cramps, gas, and bloating.
This herb is king for your digestive track.
Like turmeric, ginger has a powerful ability to reduce inflammation in your whole body. I have also used it in combination with turmeric, as the two roots work together to improve the overall inflammatory response.
Ginger contains two very powerful phytochemicals, called gingerols and terpenes. These two will make a dramatic change in your body’s overall response to inflammatory stressors like exercise, poor diet, and overall stress load.
Ginger can calm inflammatory gut diseases such irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and Crohn’s. It also strengthens the stomach lining, making it easier to digest any and all types of food.
When you consume ginger, you may notice a decrease in food allergy responses and a warm feeling in your stomach.
Ginger can fight off an infection as well as any pharmaceutical I’ve ever seen.
When you take ginger daily, it acts as a shield to the body. If you do get sick, however, you can take it more frequently in higher doses, causing the body to warm up and sweat out the toxicity that’s making your body suffer.
Ginger prompts flow of lymph the fluid that carries white blood cells (lymphocytes) that attack organisms in the blood.
Ginger is anti-viral and anti-bacterial, and is even being researched as an anti-cancer treatment. The herb has been shown to suppress cancer cell growth, as well causing apoptosis — or cell death — to cancer cells.
Whether you consume it in a tea, or use it in your cooking, or take it as a supplement, ginger can be your best friend. The benefits are endless.
Give it a try — I know you'll love it.
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