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Use Ginger for Good Health

Ginger is believed to have originated from Southeast Asia. Its scientific name is Zingiber officinale. It has been used a medicine by various traditional systems of medicine including Ayurveda. This is due to the wide variety of medicinal properties possessed by this rhizome.

Ginger has a number of nutritional elements including vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium and phosphorus. It should be used preferably without reducing the outer coat as its removal would reduce its medicinal value.

Ginger can be used as an antidote to reduce toxicity. It is also useful in providing relief from arthritis, stomachache and even toothache. It has anti-inflammatory properties. It is also known to have anti-viral properties and is advised to be taken for treatment of various types of coughs and colds.

It has anti-clotting properties that help to thin the blood . It lowers the blood cholesterol and help in maintaining the regular heartbeat. However people with high blood pressure should be more careful while using it.

As ginger also has anti-viral properties it is often used for treating coughs and colds. It is also beneficial for those suffering from sinus problems. It helps to reduce motion sickness while traveling.

As ginger smells very strong, so it is generally mixed with one or the other food substance and then consumed. Ginger is helpful for those who want to reduce blood sugar. It improves digestive system and it is anti flatulent.

In some instances, pregnant women suffering from nausea due to pregnancy are advised to take ginger. A number of experts do not flavor longterm consumption of ginger pregnancy.

They feel that it could affect the health of the pregnant women adversely. However, there is general consensus that ginger taken in small doses taken for a shirt term period helps in checking nausea.

Ginger can be taken orally in food, tea as well as in its raw form whereas ginger oil can be applied externally.

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