Ginger

Ginger

A hot, fragrant spice made from the root of a plant, which may be chopped or powdered for cooking, preserved in syrup, or candied. light reddish-yellow or orange-brown colour.

Ginger is a good source of vitamins A, C, E, and B-complex, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, sodium, iron, zinc, calcium and beta-carotene.


Prevents Cold and Flu

A few slices of raw ginger root in some boiling water may help soothe a cough or a sore throat, but it will also ward off the feelings of nausea if you also gargle and drink the water.

  • Eat raw ginger or drink ginger tea several times a day. For enhance the effectiveness of ginger tea, add a lemon juice and honey to it.
  • You can also make a paste of ginger, cloves and salt and eat one-half teaspoon of it two times a day.
  • For a runny nose, mix equal amounts of dry ginger powder, clarified butter (ghee) and jaggery (gur), a natural sweetener.
  • Consume this mixture daily in the morning on an empty stomach.


Food Poisoning and upset stomach

  • One should have a slice of Ginger after meal as it will prevent gas and bloating.
  • Ginger will also help to stop food poisoning if having after meal.


Joint Pain

Ginger has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Just add turmeric with warm ginger paste and apply it to the affected area twice a day to get relief.

Headache

Drinking Ginger tea mixed with basil leaf will not only lessen the pain but also stop dizziness and nausea.
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Heart

Ginger has high content of potassium and manganese which act as a protection to the heart, blood vessels and urinary passages if added in daily meal.
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