Healthy Living Tip #7: Ginger

Healthy living tip, the benefits of ginger. 31 days of healthy living tips from AlexisMathews.com

Health Uses of Ginger

Ginger is used to treat a wide variety of ailments. Everything from stomach distress, pain, burns, food flavoring, laxative, and anti-gas are all common uses of this amazing underground herb.

Ginger contains chemicals that reduce nausea and inflammation. Research has shown that the chemical primarily works on the intestines and stomach. However, some evidence points to ginger acting on the brain and nervous system to help with nausea.

Fresh ginger juice can be applied to skin to treat burns. While ginger oil can be applied to treat skin pain.

Stomach Troubles

  • motion sickness
  • morning sickness 
  • colic
  • upset stomach
  • gas 
  • diarrhea 
  • nausea caused by cancer treatment
  • nausea and vomiting after surgery
  • loss of appetite.

Pain

  • arthritis 
  • muscle soreness
  • menstrual pain
  • upper respiratory tract infections
  • cough
  • bronchitis
  • chest pain
  • low back pain

The chemicals in ginger have profound health effects on the body. Ginger is undeniably a fresh herb you should always have in your refrigerator as well as dried and powdered in your pantry. 

If you would like recipes, health tips, and use suggestions for ginger please follow my Grab Some Ginger pinterest board.

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