Ginger is the popular name of the herb Zingiber officinale. Used since antiquity in the East has a very peculiar taste, slightly sweet, refreshing and spicy. The part we use for its properties is the rhizome.
The usual consumption of this root brings us the following benefits:
Benefits of Ginger in the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer: Ginger can be the powerful weapon in the treatment of ovarian cancer. Study conducted found that Ginger powder induces cell death in all ovarian cancer cells for which it was applied.
Benefits of Ginger in Prevention of Colon Cancer: A University of Minnesota study has found that ginger can slow the growth of colorectal cancer cells.
Anti-inflammatory and natural analgesic: Ginger is recommended in the natural treatment of inflammatory and / or painful diseases like arthritis, arthritis, fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue.
Digestive: helps to treat more digestions, gas, gastritis, gastric ulcers, diarrhea, etc. It also works as a stomach protector against the consumption of alcohol and medicines.
Throat conditions: it helps treat infections and throat inflammation, it is very useful in cases of hoarseness and for professional singers.
Nausea and vomiting: especially recommended in the first months of pregnancy, as it does not cause side effects to the fetus or the mother. It is also an ideal supplement during chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer.
Helps prevent travel sickness.
Brings heat: ginger has a high calorific potential, whether used externally or internally. We especially recommend it for people who feel very cold and in times of cold. In hot weather, remember that drinking can increase perspiration.
It accelerates the metabolism: this calorific property also promotes the acceleration of metabolism, very useful for those who want to lose weight.
Increases libido: it is a natural aphrodisiac. We recommend to prepare a ginger and cinnamon powder with honey and take a spoonful daily.
Prevents cardiovascular disease and promotes circulation: however, if you are taking medication it may interfere with your action, so seek a doctor before you consume.
How to consume ginger?
We can consume this root in several ways:
Raw root: we can grate the root and include in recipes of all kinds.
Powder: I recommend taking ginger powder mixed with liquids to be able to control the dose. Do not exceed 2 grams daily and always consult a nutritionist.
Dried: the dried ginger is easy to find nowadays in natural products stores. We must remember that the preparation contains a high sugar content.
Infused: A hot ginger tea is ideal for people who feel very cold.
Fresh juice: Fresh ginger juice, without abuse, allows us to give an original and medicinal touch to apple, pineapple, carrot and apple juice.
Essential oil: We can use the essential oil of ginger to massage, for example, on cold feet. Mix with usual moisturizer and massage your feet well. In no time you will notice the great heat unleashed.
How to Make Ginger Tea
This powerful thermogenic drink should be prepared with some attention. The ideal is to make the tea respecting the ratio of 2 cm of ginger to 1 liter of water. Or 1 tablespoon of ginger for 1 liter of water.
1 piece of ginger
1 liter of water
Put the water with the spice in the pan let it boil for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool with the covered pan. Drink the following.
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 liter of water
1 piece of cinnamon
Let it boil for 10 minutes. Eat and drink. With cinnamon the capacity of the vegetable is optimized, because cinnamon is also a thermogenic food and accelerator of metabolism.
With lemon juice
Ginger in pieces (2cm) or 1 tablespoon
Beat in the blender the ginger with the water, and mix the juice of half a lemon. Add ice and sweetener and drink.
For an efficient result take half an hour before main meals. 2 times a day.