Ginger is a magic plant. It has been used as a remedy against seasickness for years. Ginger has medicinal and anti-vomiting properties. Chewing raw ginger, drinking ginger tea or eating ginger candy can all help cure nausea.
Here are some of the many health benefits of ginger.
1. Improves digestion
Ginger contains Phenolic compounds that prevent gastrointestinal irritation, improve appetite and stimulate bile. Ginger is known to act as a natural remedy against chronic indigestion.
2. Lowers blood sugar levels
A recent study shows that ginger may be an effective treatment for diabetes as well. 41 participants with Type 2 diabetes were given 2 grams of ginger powder every day and it was seen, it drastically reduced their blood sugar levels.
3. It lowers cholesterol levels
It actually lowers the High levels of LDL (the bad cholesterol, that can cause heart disease).
4. Reduces menstrual pain
Ginger has long been used as a pain-reliever. It was found that consuming 1 gram of ginger powder per day for the first three days of the menstrual cycle reduced menstrual pain as much as painkilling drugs.
5. Improves brain function
Ginger improves memory and helps to reduce brain stress for the proper functioning of the brain.