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5 awesome facts about ginger

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Ginger is a true miracle bulb and, with its more than 30 researched active ingredients, it belongs in every medicine chest. Ginger is mentioned as the elixir of life in ancient Indian and ancient Chinese Sanskrit writings.
The plant looks like a mixture of bamboo and reed. However, only the branched rhizome is used in medicine and cooking. Raw, cooked, ground into powder, as a ginger liqueur, made into tea or preserved in oil - ginger is consumed in all possible forms.

Read the most important facts about the effects of ginger in this article:

Ginger regulates the stomach muscles

Ginger calms the receptors in the gastric mucosa, increases bile production, promotes digestion and stimulates gastric juice formation. These spices from the tropics have a relaxing effect on the stomach muscles and also stimulate the mobility of the stomach. That is why ginger is considered a proven spice against stomach cramps, bloating and flatulence. It also protects against inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract and has a preventive effect against inflammation of the gastric mucosa and stomach ulcers.

Ginger as a heater

Ginger boosts the internal combustion engine. It is a warming all-rounder: In the right dosage, the lemony-hot tuber really heats us up as a spice and has a soothing effect on colds, muscle aches and nausea. It promotes blood circulation and has an antibacterial and antispasmodic effect.  

Ginger as a pain killer

In traditional Chinese medicine, ginger is used to combat back pain, joint pain and headaches. Ginger blocks pain just as effectively as painkillers. These spices can sometimes drastically reduce the symptoms of arthritis. Ginger inhibits certain research and prostaglandins have shown that ginger fights inflammation safer and better than non-steroidal drugs.

Ginger helps with weight loss

Due to the high proportion of vitamin C, ginger helps to strengthen the immune system and is a natural remedy for colds. However, people love ginger for another reason. Due to its cell-cleansing effect, ginger is also often used in anti-aging and, above all, ginger is said to act as a quick aid against excess pounds and to be helpful when losing weight. In addition, together with nicacin and vitamins B6, it controls the production of L-carnitine, which is required for burning fat in the muscles.

Ginger for motion sickness

Anyone who gets travel sick or sea sick easily when flying, at sea, on the train or in the car has to endure difficult hours. That doesn't necessarily have to be the case. Ginger is especially helpful for mild ailments. Either buy small pieces of the inconspicuous tuber or take ginger in the form of powder, capsules or drops.


You can also find a 20-minute report here with 15 reasons to use ginger more often.

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