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Benefits of Ginger Root:


Ginger is a time honoured remedy for upset stomach, indigestion, motion sickness, diarrhea and cramps. This food additive has also been used to help reduce fevers, relieve pain, reduce inflammation and help remove toxins from the body. In the news, important research done in 2009, from the University of Michigan has indicated that Ginger has caused ovarian cancer cell death in laboratory tests. Ginger root composes many essential nutrients and vitamins such as vitamin B-6, pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5) that are required for optimum health. Furthermore, the herb also contains a good amount of minerals like potassium, copper, manganese and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that help to control heart rate and blood pressure. A few preliminary studies suggest that Ginger root extracts may lower cholesterol and help to prevent blood from clotting. It has been used throughout the world as an important cooking spice and to treat the common cold, headaches, symptoms associated with virus, and painful menstrual periods.

Ginger root is also known to reduce the pain of osteoarthritis. As an anti-inflammatory, painkiller (analgesic), nerve soothing, anti-pyretic as well as an anti-bacterial. According to studies in Iran, Ginger extract is at least as effective as ibuprofen for relieving pain and inflammation. It has been used for relief of headaches, migraines, vertigo, joint aches and pains and arthritis. Ginger's anti-inflammatory properties are said to help bursitis and sprains. The herb inhibits the production of immune system components that create a long-term tendency toward inflammation and stimulates blood circulation, offering pain relief, increased joint mobility, decreased swelling and morning stiffness. Some people with chronic lower back pain have found Ginger to be effective in their treatment. It is also used for stimulating circulation and will help to warm cold hands and feet.

This sweet, pungent, aromatic and warming herb is still considered a fine treatment for congestion, colds and other viral infections, asthma and chronic bronchitis. It is said to ease cold symptoms. It has a beneficial effect on the lungs, helping to dispel mucus and phlegm. Taken hot, it promotes sweating and very helpful during cold and flu season. The extract of this root will stimulate the saliva and help to soothe sore throat and the pain associated with strep throat.

Ginger root increases circulation for faster healing and helps to remove the toxins from the body by aiding in digestion. This is particularly helpful in digesting rich, fatty foods. Ginger is considered effective in combating parasitic infection. Ginger has been included with sushi to ward off parasites and also to clear the palate and improve digestion. The antibiotic activity of Ginger may strongly inhibit the growth of salmonella and other bacteria. It is slightly diuretic and further cleanses the body by strengthening kidney function and increasing kidney filtration.


Ginger Root Tincture



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