Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Top Five Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is a spice plant specious of Zingiberofficinale which is widely found in Asia and Africa for a long period of time. It has been used as an essential medicinal herb in Eastern Africa and India. In the fourth Century, the ancient Chinese was used ginger as a treatment aid for Nausea, Diarrhea,

Stomach-ache and toothaches Even though the composition varies with the type, variety, agronomic effects, the estimated essential natural compounds are listed as follows. The fresh natural ginger contains 81% water contents, 12.4% carbohydrates 2.3% protein, 0.91% fat, 1.19%minerals and 2.4% fiber content. Calcium, Iron and phosphorous are some of the important minerals. Also, this spice is rich in different Vitamin contents such as Niacin and vitamin C, thiamine and riboflavin. Here are the top five health benefits of ginger:

1. It is widely used to prevent motion sickness caused by a microbial agent called hyperemesisgravidarum. Patients who take one gram of powder in food and fluid forms can easily recover from motion sickness than those patients who rely only on medicinal tablets like Dramamine. Compared to the over the counter drugs, the side effects in abdominal organs are insignificant that its power is the first priority in the prevention of nausea related sickness.

2. It is applied in cases of digestive disorders where heart burn, indigestion and gas are the major symptoms.It relives the infected digestive part without opening any additional ways to other diseases.In addition to this,most digestive disorders like gastrointestinal problems need continuous treatment which is strengthened by natural herbs. This is because ginger involves the re-ordering process of the disorder using its special compounds.

3. Due to ginger's powerful anti-inflammatory effect,it inhibits the development of Leukotriene which produces inflammatory reactions, allergic infections and development of Asthma and Arthritis. Also, Prostaglandin is inhibited by its anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory natural contents.

4. It can prevent Vitro oriented thromboxane synthesis and platelets aggregation. During this process, it doesn't produce any health disorder during lactation, pregnancy, and childhood that it is widely named as GRAS meaning 'generally recognized as safe'. It can also be used to treat cardiovascular and hepatic problems, microbial disorders, hematologic and rheumatologic diseases,

 Neuropsychiatric and endocrine difficulties, Immune modulation, Anti neoplastic and Antioxidant and last but not least is the prevention of diaphoretic effects.

5. Few years ago, medical investigations showed that taking the powder during the symptoms of migraine aura up to 4 days in 4 hours gap can provide relief from migraine attacks. In addition to this,

 recent medical researchers have proved that this herb can prevent the spread of breast Cancer by inhibiting the causes of growth of cancerous cells in human body.