By| Published: March 20th, 2016
With its characteristic aromatic and pungent flavour, ginger can spice up any dish that it’s added to.
Ginger is extremely effective in alleviating loss of appetite, nausea, motion sickness and gastrointestinal distress.
- Relieves gastrointestinal irritation, stimulates saliva and bile production
- Suppresses gastric contractions and movement of food and fluids through the GI tract
- Offers protection against ovarian and colorectal cancer
- Relieves nausea, especially during morning sickness in pregnant women
- Warms the body from within and promotes sweating
- Reduces severe pain during menstruation
- Combats inflammation and treats inflammatory conditions
- Use fresh or dried ginger to spice up any dish, juice or smoothie
- Make salad dressing at home using ginger juice or dried and powdered ginger
- A cup of ginger tea a day by steeping its peels in boiling water is recommended
Natural ginger has no side effects. However, it’s known to worsen the symptoms of acid reflux in some people.