The Benefits Of Ginger

benefits of gingerGinger is one of  the most widely utilized and accessible herb on Earth. It is used in two-thirds of Chinese and Japanese natural cures. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), ginger is said to “rescue depleted yang,” a condition in which attacking cold or disease has invades to the interior of the body. Chinese medication has prescribed the use of ginger to help cure and prevent several health issues. It is known to promote vital energy flow in the body and expand our body’s metabolic rate. Ginger warms the channels and meridians and stops bleeding, particularly uterine bleeding. In addition it is also a detoxifier.

History of Ginger

Ginger originated in China, Southeastern Asia and India, Where it has been used as a culinary spice no less then 4400 years ago. The Romans brought Ginger from China almost 2000 years ago. The Spanish introduced ginger to Mexico and South America.

10 Benefits of Ginger

1. Motion Sickness Remedy

Studies have shown that ginger has a substantial effect on both the prevention and treatment of motion sickness

2. Reduces Pain & Inflammation

A study has found that individuals having osteoarthritis who had ingested ginger extract has a greater reduction in knee pain compared to those who did not ingest ginger.

3. Heart Burn

A study published in 2007 in the journal Molecular Research and Food Nutrition showed ginger performed six to eight times better than did the pharmaceuticals drugs for treating heartburn.

4. Menstrual Cramp relief

In Chinese Medicine, ginger tea with brown sugar is used in the treatment of menstrual cramps

5. Nausea & Vomiting

A few studies suggest that ginger reduces the severity and duration of nausea & vomiting

16. Colon Cancer Prevention

The first is that ginger acts as an anti-inflammatory and blocks both cyclooxygenase (COX) and lipoxygenase (LOX) enzymes that produce procancer eicosanoids. Aspirin protects against CRC, and it only blocks the COX enzymes. Evidence suggests that inhibiting both the COX and the LOX pathways will slow tumor growth more than inhibiting either pathway alone.

7. Morning Sickness

Research has revealed that 125mg of ginger extract taken 4 times daily for 4 days reduced morning sickness significantly in women who where less than 20 weeks pregnant. In other research, 53% of women who were less than 16 weeks pregnant who consumed a 1.05 gram ginger capsule reported a reduction in both vomiting and nausea associated with pregnancy.

8. Migraine Relief

Research has shown that ginger may provide migraines relief due to the ability to stop prostaglandins from causing pain and inflammation in blood vessels

9. Cold & Flu Prevention

Many people find ginger to be helpful in the cause of stomach flus or food posing, which is not surprising from the positive effects ginger has upon the digestive tract

10. Prevention of Diabetic Nephropathy

A study on diabetic rats found that those rats given ginger had a reduced incidence of diabetic nephropathy

Instructions to Use Ginger

In Traditional Chinese Medicine fresh ginger is utilized to mitigate dryness, and heat, while dried ginger is utilized to dry dampness and warm the body. It appears dried ginger, can cause hot flashes in menopausal women, where are fresh will not.

Added to food, ginger encourages digestion and to break down the uric acid in meats. Furthermore adding ginger juice to shakes and homemade juices adds exceptional natural healing to your system.

Fresh Root:

Tea- can be utilized for phlegmy colds and chills.

Tincture- for different conditions; to stimulate and warm the circulatory system.

Dried Ginger:

Capsules –  supportive with sickness; morning infection

Tea- to soothe queasiness, nausea, stomach up-set, abdominal fullness, mucus, phlegm, vomiting

Essential Oils:

Massage Oil – This method of the ginger herb can be utilized as a part of the treatment of various issue, for the treatment of lumbago and rheumatism ailment include 5 – 10 drops of the ginger oil in 25 ml of almond oil to make a topical application. The fundamental oil of the ginger additionally mixes well with  oil of the juniper or the eucalyptus oil.

Oil- Many uses! Joint pain, hurting joints, Arthritis,  tired muscles, cold feet, cramping muscles, and so fort

 

References:

  1. http://naturalmedicinejournal.com/journal/2012-06/ginger-may-reduce-colorectal-cancer-risk
  2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23657930
  3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/14609531/
  4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/15802416/
  5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/14565823/

About Katherine Smyth

Katherine Smyth, is a registered Acupuncturist with the CTCMA, personal trainer, yoga teacher, and counselor and owner of Squamish Mountain Medicine. Squamish Mountain Medicine is an alternative medicine clinic helping people live pain free without the use of prescription drugs. Squamish Mountain Medicine provides natural health options to people of all ages, with a specialty in pain, injuries, stress, depression & anxiety, headaches, digestive issues, women’s health, fertility and pregnancy care. Kat is a proud part of the integrative team of practitioners at Reach Physiotherapy Clinic in Squamish, British Columbia. To book an appointment or for more info go to www.squamishmountainmedicine.com

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