Ginger is mainly used in cooking. It is cultivated mainly in Southeastern Asia. Now days, it is also cultivated in Jamaica as well as tropical areas across the world. The ginger root has many health benefits. It is well known around the world for its pungent taste and smell. Chinese herbalists have used ginger for fast 2500 years in medicine and for flavor in food.
Health Benefits of Ginger
Ginger is used to cure digestive problems, nausea, arthritis and circulation. Nausea, which is caused during travel or pregnancy, can be treated with ginger root. Ginger could be used to subside stomach upset apart from promoting the flow of bile. It eases stomach cramps and improves circulation.
Ginger, which makes platelets les sticky, helps to support healthy cardiovascular system. A massage with ginger oil would relieve from painful arthritis. Ginger also helps to reduce the symptoms of colds, respiratory conditions and allergies. Ginger root is gaining much popularity as a medicinal herb with growing research.
How to Utilize Ginger
You can grate and use ginger in cooking. You can also take it as a supplement daily. Make sure that the supplement consists of pungent compounds of ginger such as shogaols and gingerols. Chronic pain can be cured by massaging with oil extracted from ginger. Consuming diluted limejuice mixed with grated ginger root can soothe digestive tract. You can also consume ginger to minimize inflammation.
You can eat fresh ginger root (1/2 inch size) three times a day with an interval of 4 hours. 1/2 to ¾ teaspoon of Ginger powder can be consumed 3 times a day. It can also be consumed in the form of a pill. The dosage for pill should be either 200 mg or 100 mg for daily 3 times. Prepackaged ginger tea can be consumed many times daily.
Intake of crystallized ginger should be limited to two times a day. Everybody should have ginger products in their home. It has no side effects. You can safely consume, as ginger doesn’t interfere with other drugs or nutrients. Consume ginger capsules with a glass of fluid or water.
You should stop taking ginger at least 4 days before surgery to prevent bleeding.