For the Romans, it was a symbol of affluence and fertility. The Chinese philosopher Confucius discovered its healing properties 5000 years ago. Closer home, in India, it occupied an important place in the ancient practice of Ayurveda. By the 13th century, it was dried and exported to various parts of the world, where one pound would cost the same as the price of an entire sheep.
We’re talking about ginger! Ginger is among the healthiest and tastiest spices on Earth. A versatile root, ginger’s delicious flavour has led to the creation of many delicious products; from ginger candy to ginger bread and ginger cookies to ginger beer. Ginger has become an important ingredient in cold pressed and cold extracted juices. Here are the many health benefits of ginger.
Ginger juice is anti-inflammatory: Ginger is an anti-inflammatory agent which aids the reduction of inflammations in the joints. Ginger is filled with antioxidants which increases the flow of fresh blood, removes harmful impurities from the body and significantly reduces pains and inflammatory diseases from the body.
Ginger juice relieves cold and congestion: Ginger is loaded with fantastic antibacterial properties. If you just add a pinch of dried pepper powder to your ginger juice, the mucous and congestion in your lungs can be eliminated in a jiffy. You can also magically cure your cold by concocting ginger juice with honey and drinking it twice or thrice a day. The magical ginger juice benefits come in handy if you drink it to relieve your sore throat.
Ginger removes bad-breath: If not mint, why not have some delicious and healthy ginger candies to fight bad-breath. Not only does ginger settle an upset stomach and help ease nausea, it also contains traces of anti-bacterial agents which help in healing oral health issues. You could also mix together a spoon full of ginger juice and lime and gargle it for a few minutes to eliminate bad breath. The Vitamin C content in ginger serves as a mouth freshener and kills mouth bacteria.
Ginger is great for your skin: The benefits of ginger are innumerable. Apart from clearing acne, the Vitamin C in the juice can clear off skin blemishes. You could also drink ginger juice to detoxify both, your skin and body. Ginger juice removes toxins from your skin and supplies more iron in the blood that gives you a healthy glow. You can also apply the juice on wounds or cuts, to heal them naturally.
Include this delicious & healthy root in your diet and make the most of the health benefits of ginger.