- Cancer-fighting Properties
Ginger acts as strong anti-inflammatory agent, which makes it beneficial in the battle against cancer. It has the ability to prevent its formation, proliferation, and metastasis of cancerous cells. It has been scientifically shown that ginger prevents colorectal, pancreatic, prostate, bladder, skin, liver, lung, and breast cancer.
- Improves Digestion
Shogaol and gingerols found in ginger stimulate digestion and boost the absorption of nutrients. Regular consumption of ginger prevents nausea, diarrhea, gastric lesions, cramps, constipation, and vomiting.
- Promotes Circulation
Given that ginger promotes proper circulation, it fights of cardiovascular diseases, such as hypertension and high cholesterol. It also removes the arterial plaque, a combination of fatty substances and calcium which are accumulated in the lining of the artery wall. By removing these deposits, ginger prevents strokes and heart attacks.
- Boosts Brain Power
Regular consumption of ginger boosts cognitive abilities and memory, since it prevents oxidative stress, apoptosis, and inflammation. It is highly beneficial in for middle-aged women since it relaxes the mind and clears mental fog.
- Anti-inflammatory Properties
As mentioned above, ginger possesses anti-inflammatory properties which prevent various health issues and relieve joint and muscle pain caused by inflammation. This is very important since chronic inflammation is associated with autoimmune diseases, arthritis, pulmonary diseases, Alzheimer`s disease, and diabetes.
- Boosts Immunity
Gingerols and gingerdiol, the active compounds in ginger, posses strong antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. It promotes inhibition of infections, which makes it a great treatment of cold and flu.
GINGER TEA RECIPE
- 1 cup of water
- 4-6 thin slices of raw ginger
- Raw organic honey
- Small ceramic saucepan
- Pour the water into the ceramic saucepan and bring it to boil
- Add the ginger and simmer for about 10-15 minutes on low heat
- Remove the saucepan from the stove and transfer the tea into the cup
- Sweeten with organic honey