Ginger has been used as a natural remedy for many ailments for centuries. Now, science

is catching up and researchers around the world are finding that ginger works wonders in

the treatment of everything from cancer to migraines.  It’s high in potassium and manganese which builds resistance to disease, protects lining of heart, blood vessels and urinary passages.  Ginger also contains silicon which promotes healthy skin, hair, teeth and nails.  It also contains Vitamins A, C, E, B-complex, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, iron, zinc, calcium, and beta-carotene.

 

Several studies show it can help in treating various cancers.  Ginger may be powerful weapon in the treatment of ovarian cancer. A study conducted at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that ginger powder induces cell death in all ovarian cancer cells to which it was applied.  Another study at the Universityof Minnesotafound that ginger may slow the growth of colorectal cancer cells.  A component of ginger suppresses metastasis (stops the spread) in any type of cancer cell including leukemic, skin, kidney, lung, and pancreatic cancer cells.

Ginger has been used to treat nausea for centuries.  It’s a great natural remedy for motion sickness as well as morning sickness.

Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and is a powerful natural painkiller.  Research has shown that ginger may provide migraine relief due to its ability to stop prostaglandins from causing pain and inflammation in blood vessels.

Ginger has long been used as a natural treatment for colds and the flu. Many people also find ginger to be helpful in the case of stomach flu or food poisoning, which is not surprising given the positive effects ginger has upon the digestive tract.  It has been known to help ease congestion as well.

In Chinese medicine, ginger tea with brown sugar is used in the treatment of menstrual cramps.  Used in tea form, it’s also a natural heartburn remedy.

Ginger has many health benefits and is vastly useful as a natural treatment for an array of ailments.  It can easily be added to your diet either in teas, pill form, or my favorite-fresh ginger root finely chopped with garlic for flavorful marinades. 

 

 

 

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