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Herbs For Life - Ginger is good for almost everything

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For centuries, ginger has been used for its medicinal properties as well as its spicy zing. It is well known for its aid in digestive problems, relieving bellyache, stomach pain, nausea and diarrhoea, it is very good for relieving morning sickness and travel sickness.

Ginger also acts as an anti-inflammatory in the body and helps to reduce flatulence. It improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body and is also great for relieving cold and flu symptoms. It boosts your immune system by inducing sweating, which is an excellent way to detox the body.

Studies have also shown that ginger reduces certain cancers such as colorectal, ovarian, pancreatic, kidney and lung by inhibiting the growth and production of cancer cells. Ginger is high in potassium, great for heart health, manganese which builds resistance to disease, protects lining of heart, blood vessels and urinary passages. It has silicon, which promotes healthy skin, hair, teeth and nails, and is also a source of vitamins A, C, E, B-complex, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, iron, zinc, calcium and beta-carotene.