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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Health Benefits of Ginger

GINGER

                         

Health Benefits of Ginger

•    It has been used for centuries for treating a variety of medical conditions. Ginger also reduces nausea and vomiting that is the effect of cancer treatment,
•    Patients with arthritis while taking ginger have noticed relief of pain and swelling symptoms.

What is Ginger?

•    Ginger is an aromatic cooking spice.
•    Ginger is often referred to as a root, but it is actually the rhizome of the ginger plant, which is a thick stem which grows underground. 
Why is Ginger healthy for you?
•    First, ginger root is a remedy for various stomach conditions – vomiting, nausea, digestion problems and intestinal gas.
•    The herbal preparations reduce nausea symptoms associated with pregnancy, motion sickness (sea sickness including) and prevent severe vomiting in pregnancy.
•    Ginger has anti toxic, anti fungal, anti viral, anti bacterial and anti histamine properties that are available in cold and flu tablets, anti-biotics and cough medicine
•    Ginger contains protein, calcium, iron, folic acid, vitamin C, manganese, silicon, magnesium, copper, vitamins B3 and B6, essential oils and twelve types of anti-oxidants to neutralize free radicals and help treat many disorders.

What can Ginger help with?

•    Arthritis
•    Bronchitis
•    Circulation
•    Colon
•    Digestion
•    Hydrochloric Acid
•    Immune System
•    Joints
•    Pregnancy
•    Upset stomach
•    Diarrhea
•    Heart conditon
•    ulcerative colitis
•    common cold
•    flu
•    headaches
•    relieve menstual periods
•    provides healthy sweating

How to Use Ginger.

•    Ginger is available in many forms and are used differently in each culture: Oil, liquid, capsule, dried herb or tea, powder, tablet, soft gel, fresh herb and candied herb. If you like the taste of ginger, you can use fresh ginger root or powder for cooking, tea, and honey drinks.
•    The better antiflamatory action is gained while using fresh (not dried) spice forms – there’s more ginger's active protease and gingerol in the fresh root.]
•    Ginger makes a fantastic hot drink. Whether you’re dropping a few slices into a cup of lemon tea or simply steeping it with hot water and hone
Precautions
•    The use of herbs is a time-honored approach to strengthening the body and treating disease. Herbs, however, contain components that can trigger side effects and interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications. For these reasons, herbs should be taken with care, under the supervision of a health care provider qualified in the field of botanical medicine.
All information was received from links below please feel free to review for more information on Ginger.

http://www.glycemic-index.org/ginger-health-benefits.html
http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/ginger-000246.htm
http://www.foodscout.org/food/ginger.html

For more information or private consultation with health and nutrition advice contact:

T.J Brown
President
Sickle Cell Natural Wellness Group Inc.
561 929 4454
Sccantstopme@gmail.com
naturalwellnessmovement.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SCNWG/

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