10 health benefits of consuming ginger
You’ve probably come across the odd looking crooked ginger root on the shelves of the grocery store and wondered what can anyone do with this weird thing it may surprise you to know that gender has been used for its medicinal properties since ancient times
It’s a great source of vitamins micronutrients and essential oils if you want to boost your immune system turn back the hands of time or even lose some weight this root is at your service be it bright side love ginger so we’ve decided to share some helpful recipes that can be made in the convenience of your own home
Please take note you shouldn’t use ginger if you have cardiac or liver problems high temperature or damaged mucous membranes and refrain from using ginger if you’re bleeding or in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy make sure you’re not allergic to ginger before using any beauty treatments containing ginger extract do a test patch on your arm first if these warnings don’t apply to you then let’s get started
fight cellulite a ginger scrub will warm up your skin and improve blood circulation which makes it great for reducing the appearance of unsightly cellulite it also reduces swelling to prevent new cellulite from forming you don’t need to run to the store in search of this scrub you can easily do it yourself at home fix one tablespoon of grated ginger with 17 fluid ounces of ginger juice add one to one and a half cups of coarse sea salt finally rub this scrub all over your troublesome areas using a sponge ladies get those short-shorts ready nine it straightens nails and helps them grow if your nails are weak and tend to break easily guess what we’ll help you you got it ginger well it’s at least an essential component for this easy to make nail oil you’ll need one to two tablespoons of melted shea butter one to two teaspoons of avocado oil three to five drops of patchouli essential oil three to five drops of ginger essential oil and five to seven drops of lemon essential oil with so many essential oils you’ll have the nails of a hand model because all the ingredients together and put them in the jar you can use this mixture as a nail oil or hand cream use it regularly at least once or twice a week and the results won’t let you down note this treatment can cause allergies so be careful eight if boosts immunity ginger contains a high concentration of ascorbic acid vitamins A and B zinc calcium iodide natural antibiotics and anti my cot –ax which are basically an antifungal.
Thanks to this power punch of health essentials ginger strengthens our body and increases our resistance to different illnesses
Here are some recipes that will do wonders for your immunity firstly you could try adding one teaspoon of grated ginger root to a cup of black or green tea this simple immune boosting tea will protect you from feeling under the weather also you can try slicing two to four lemons in fourteen ounces of fresh ginger place the slices in the jar and drench them in a cup of honey take one tablespoon of this syrup in the morning before breakfast during cold and flu season finally you can start your day with a cup of hot water with added ginger and fresh lemon add one teaspoon of grated ginger and freshly squeezed lemon juice to your water to keep you feeling healthy and energized all day long seven it reduces pain research published in the Journal of pain we know sounds so hardcore as proven that ginger is a perfect painkiller because it’s a natural anti-inflammatory it works especially well with post-workout muscle soreness menstrual cramps and arthritis.
so basically it’s a miracle worker if you want to fight pain without using pharmaceutical medicines and give this a try take one ginger root a teaspoon of turmeric the juice from 2 lemons and one teaspoon of honey peel the ginger cut it into thin slices and put in a big cup then add the rest of the ingredients and pour boiling hot water into the cup let it sit for about 10 to 20 minutes after that you can drink it concentrated or diluted hot or cold with water it’s up to you.
It increases brain function ginger consumption slows down the aging and death of brain cells which means decreased risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s what’s more ginger root improves all cognitive functions and helps keep your memory sharp as a tack sound too good to be true check out this study published in the Journal of evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine when a group of healthy middle-aged adults took ginger supplements their memory attention and reaction showed visible improvement plus ginger increases the levels of dopamine and serotonin natural chemicals found in your brain dopamine is known as the motivation molecule because it helps you stay focused and productive all you procrastinating students out there take note it’s responsible also for the brains pleasure reward system as for serotonin it’s the happiness hormone it helps you stay in a good and optimistic mood hey this chemical helps to keep you on the bright side of life yeah we had to say it, it has anti-aging properties.
Ginger contains over 40 vital antioxidants among the sea of Health boozing molecules there is one in particular effective in slowing down aging it’s called ginger and it prevents collagen degradation and speeds up cell renewal in your body it also protects the skin from damage caused by free radicals and toxins so instead of spending all your hard-earned cash on expensive anti-aging creams and procedures just pick up some ginger the next time you go grocery shopping for it helps with weight loss if you’re familiar with the ancient Indian practice of Ayurveda you might know that ginger root can help control your weight
If you prefer more scientific evidence here you go a 2014 study published in the Journal of the science of Food and Agriculture made the same conclusions that spicy kick and ginger says it all ginger is packed full of burning elements that speed up metabolism and reduce appetite I don’t know about you but I’ll let it burn my tongue as long as it can burn like that – it’s really good to incorporate fresh ginger and your breakfast and lunch and grated ginger in your drinks if you have your tea with ginger 30 minutes before meals you’ll eat less food you can also drink a glass of kefir if you haven’t had it and it’s kind of like yogurt with grated ginger cinnamon and a pinch of red pepper it’ll give you the best results if you do it shortly before going to bed three it destroys cancer cells research has shown the amazing ability of ginger to destroy different types of cancer cells Michigan University scientists have proven that ginger powder can kill ovarian cancer cells.
And it doesn’t stop there other types of cancer cells cured by ginger are lung breast prostate and colon cancer cells remember when we were told about collagen boosting ginger all oh yeah it also cures cancer mind blown so it seems that ginger is the most effective and inexpensive way to prevent this terrible disease not to mention it helps cancer patients receiving chemotherapy treatment by reducing nausea and vomiting – it helps get rid of pimples ginger is a natural antiseptic which means it can help your skin stay clean and blemish free it’s also an effective natural weapon against the bacteria that cause acne having acne problems don’t worry here’s a recipe for an acne fighting mask mix one teaspoon of grated ginger 1 teaspoon of honey and some milk apply the mask to your face and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes before washing it off are you in the market for a spot treatment to try this fix one teaspoon of grated ginger and one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar using a q-tip apply the mixture to each pimple to remove inflammation and redness quickly hello beautiful skin.
It stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss and dandruff if you’ve already mentioned that ginger stimulates blood circulation well this comes in handy for those with thin or balding hair and dry scalp problems ginger increases blood flow to the scalp supplies the roots with nutrients it stimulates hair growth which in turn prevents hair loss. If you’re worried about the health of your hair first make a hair strength big mask by combining grated ginger and jojoba oil and massaging it into the hair and scalp keep it there for 30 minutes and then rinse it off it’s that easy if you want to stimulate hair growth print some grated ginger and garlic with water and let it sit for a while then add some olive or coconut oil and massage it into your roots wash it off after 20 to 30 minutes finally for those tired of dealing with dandruff combine two parts freshly grated ginger and three parts olive or sesame oil apply this mask to your scalp and leave it on for 15 to 25 minutes do this twice a week and bid farewell to those aggravating dandruff flakes so you see ginger is handy in all forms grated fresh as an essential oil it doesn’t matter what other uses of ginger do you know share them with us in the comment section.
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