Health & Lifestyle

All you need to know about the Magical Plant Ginger

Sangeeta Soni
Sangeeta Soni
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A very common spice used in Indian kitchen holds many magical benefits you must know about. India is the largest producer of Ginger in the world and holds seventh position in export all over the world. This underground plant’s root (often called as underground stem) can be consumed raw, cooked, in powdered form, after making juice and in dried form too.

Health Benefits of Ginger

Lets have a quick look at the health benefits of Ginger;

This magical plant is usually known for its medicinal use and a perfect spice in Asian cuisines. But, along with this, it can do many wonders for your overall health and skin. Let’s proceed to know more about it.

  • Anti-Inflammatory- Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties. Either raw or heated ginger can be applied directly on the inflamed and painful area. You can also apply a cream or gel containing ginger extract. Regular application can even give relief in conditions of disease like Arthritis. It can also be consumed in liquid form as a tea.

  • Nausea- Ginger can be effective in treating nausea concerned to pregnancy, motion and surgery. It works well for morning sickness too.

  • Blood-Pressure, Asthma, Cholesterol- Ginger might be helpful to control high blood pressure. For Asthma patients, it can be help by providing relaxation to lungs and improving its pumping capacity. Ginger can also decrease liver’s cholesterol production and increase cholesterol excretion.

  • Anti-bacterial- Ginger can be helpful in destroying oral bacteria and other infections and can help to reduce the risk of infections.

  • Menstrual pain and Indigestion- Ginger tea consumption can reduce menstrual pain and bloating problem. It is effective in reducing digestion problems too.

  • Other medicinal uses- Other than all this, Ginger has can be used to cure other diseases as migraines, diabetes, ulcers, tumours and even cancer.

Beauty Benefits of Ginger

Along with too many health benefits, Ginger has many beauty benefits for the skin. Here is a list of some of them.

  • Regularly drinking Ginger tea can flush out toxins from the body. And Ginger is filled with plenty of anti-oxidants which can reduce the signs of ageing and prevent premature ageing.

  • Ginger has antiseptic properties; it can help in clearing acne and breakouts.

  • Ginger can also reduce pigmentation, marks and acne scars.

  • Application of Ginger, lemon and honey mask can make skin clear with even tone and give it a smooth texture.

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Grow Ginger at your home

Ginger can be grown easily at your home garden with very less attentiveness. All you have to do is, take a Ginger rhizome (which we usually call root or it’s underground stem) with buds grown on it and cut it into pieces as many as you want to grow. Soak it in the water overnight. And then plant it in the well-drained slightly acidic (pH level 6.1 to 6.5) soil. And this is it. After planting, water regularly and take a good care of your ginger plant.

Magical Ginger tea

You can get all the above written benefits by this magical ginger tea. Give a read to this marvel recipe.

Ingredients required- Ginger, lemon, cinnamon, honey, water

Process- Boil a glass of water and add grated ginger and cinnamon powder in it. Boil for some more time. After that stir the mixture in a cup and add half teaspoon lemon juice and one teaspoon honey. Mix well and the magical drink is ready.

Regularly drinking this tea can give all the above mentioned benefits to your skin and body. Along with this, it will improve your stamina and immunity.

This is all you needed to know about Magical Plant Ginger. So, don’t think just Go and plant Ginger at your home garden and stay healthy.

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