ginger root health benefits

Ginger Root And Its Many Natural Health Benefits

Ginger root health benefits

PC. Luis Quiroz Ravines

Potential health benefits of ginger root

  • Pain reduction
  • Nausea
  • Inflammation
  • Digestive issues

Probably the botanical name of the ginger root has its origin in the singabera Sanskrit word which means "horn" because of the peculiar shape of the ginger root.

There are numerous varieties of there that the rhizome of the ginger has various colors: red, white, yellow. Ginger root is characterized by its aroma and tastes spicy and hot.

History of the ginger root

For millennia, ginger has been recognized with an aromatic species of a nice spicy. It was very much appreciated by the Indians, Chinese and later by the Romans, it has been shown that ginger root is native to Southeast Asia.

Due to the fact that Ginger had to be imported from Asia, for a long time, it was a very expensive spice. The Spaniards brought to America in the 16th century. India, Indonesia, Australia, and Fiji are currently the main world producers.

Strong aroma and spicy flavor ginger or kion belong to the family of Zingiberaceae and its name is Zingiber officinale.

For therapeutic purposes, it was used in the Greek era and the famous physician Galen used it to treat cases of paralysis. Some ancient peoples considered it a spiritual cleansing and consumed in abundance before religious holidays days.

Commonly used as a seasoning, often used to relieve stomach problems and many dietary supplements contain kion in its formulation.

But ginger root goes beyond simple stomach relief. According to a study by the University of Michigan, ginger root could help treat ovarian cancer. The study found that ginger root soluble powder produced in death by suicide autophagy and cancer cells.

This opens a great hope for patients with recurrent ovarian cancer often returns to the usual treatment of chemotherapy-resistant, says Dr. J. Rebecca Liu researcher at the University of Michigan.

This research says is only the beginning of other studies should confirm these early encouraging results Ginger effect in the specific treatment of ovarian cancer.

A ginger treatment, being natural, have fewer side effects than surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.

Ginger root has traditionally been used to relieve digestive problems, avoid vomiting, gastritis, and ulcers prevent and stop diarrhea.
But in India from where he hails the ginger also used to stimulate circulation and reduce cholesterol levels so it is useful for preventing heart disease.

Another frequent use of Ginger is its application to relieve symptoms of colds, reduce a cough, congestion and other respiratory problems.
Quion is also anti-inflammatory and analgesic and regular use can help reduce arthritis pain.

It is also used to fight bad breath and even as an aphrodisiac to help men with erectile dysfunction.

In short, ginger root attributed digestive, analgesic, antiseptic aromatic and antiseptic, aphrodisiac, tonic, antihistamine, expectorant, carminative.

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But its use also has contraindications and must use the kion with caution.
For example pregnant women should not consume kion, first, they have to talk to their doctor. Women should avoid ginger during their period because it may increase bleeding.

Also, people suffering gastritis or ulcers should avoid taking kion. The Quion prevents gastritis but once installed, it is best to consult with your doctor.

The ginger root is not indicated for diabetics because it can interact with medications for diabetes, it is best to consult with your doctor.

But overall the kion or ginger is one of the most valuable natural elements and we must keep it.

NOTE: Luis Quiroz Ravines is a Peruvian journalist specializing in Natural Health, author of an effective treatment to stop hair loss naturally. Learn MORE at


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