Since ancient times, Asian, Indian and Arabic cultures have been using ginger as herbal medicine. Ginger’s origin is from South-East Asia, from where it spread across Asia. It was exported from India to ancient Rome.
Chinese herbalists used ginger for over 2500 years, to heal colds and digestive problems. Today this aromatic herb is used for great range of ailments.
Here we present you some of the benefits and uses of ginger:

Ginger is a natural painkiller

Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, this plant can aid sore muscles and joints and act as an analgaesic. It can also ease arthritis symptoms.
Naturopath Pam Stone suggests taking a bigger dosage of ginger if you have severe muscle pain.
For less severe pains 1-2 cups of ginger tea would be enough to help you ease symptoms.

Ginger can fight allergies

Running nose, scratchy throat and itchy eyes are all familiar signs of allergies.
Into hot water grate some ginger, and add honey and lemon.

It combats stomach discomfort

Naturopath McFarlane says that ginger has a calming, warming effect on the body organs and especially on the intestinal tract. People that have problems with bowels (irritable bowel syndrome) like gas, bloating and discomfort, will feel the positive changes after adding ginger into their nutrition. Drinking ginger with hot water every day can develop better bowel function.

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Ginger can keep you fit

By some researches ginger helps promote blood-sugar levels. It may also help to fight diabetes.
Ginger can help against abdominal weight gain, and by that prevent the heart of the pressure. This organ also has some crucial benefits from ginger.
Ginger acts as a blood thinner, and prevents LDL cholesterol to harden into plaque, which can cause heart disease.

Ginger improves cognitive function

There is developing evidence that ginger can improve cognitive function and memory. This means that it can help in cases such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Add 100 grams of ginger to salads to increase your brain power.