Most of us eat ginger on a daily basis without realising just how healthy it is. This root is closely related to turmeric, cardamom and galangal and has a number of health benefits.
Gingerol, the main bioactive compound in ginger, is responsible for its distinct aroma and its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, which have made it an important part of traditional medicines.
Check out these amazing health benefits that ginger has to offer.
1. Relieves many types of nausea, including morning sickness.
Ginger has been used as a remedy against seasickness for years because it has powerful anti-vomiting properties. It can be used to cure travel sickness, nausea after chemotherapy and even morning sickness. Unlike other drugs, it’s safe and doesn’t have any side effects! Chewing raw ginger, drinking ginger tea or eating ginger candy can all help cure nausea. Pregnant women should limit their intake of ginger to 1-2 grams per day.
2. Improves digestion and treats indigestion.
Ginger contains phenolic compounds that prevent gastrointestinal irritation, improve appetite, stimulate bile and saliva production, reduce flatulence and regulate the movement of food through the digestive tract. In fact, ginger is recognised as an effective natural remedy against chronic indigestion (dyspepsia).