If you suffer from pain, inflammation or even nausea, ginger can help! Read more below about the many health properties of ginger.
What are the amazing benefits of Ginger?
Ginger is a common spice once considered a luxury. Ancient Chinese and Indians used the root as a tonic to treat various common ailments. It originated in Southeast Asia, but since then it has been widely cultivated all around the world. At its height in popularity during the 14th century, ginger cost about the same as a piece of livestock. Today, it can be found in almost every local grocery store and is used worldwide.
So what makes ginger such a special herb?
Ginger can be used for many different issues. The dominant property is that it is warming. Some people associate this with being spicy. The truth is, after a person eats ginger, the body will feel a little warmer. Over time, eating it daily can actually increase the body temperature. This is great for those who suffer from blood deficiency and a feeling of constant cold. This also helps people who suffer from aches and pains that flare up during the cold weather.
It can help treat digestive problems
It can effectively reduce nausea, whether it’s from morning sickness or chemotherapy. Because of its warming properties, it also aids in stimulating digestion. Grating ginger and adding it to water daily can be very beneficial for the digestive tract.
Another way it can be used is to help treat colds or the flu. Combining ginger with scallions and making a hot water broth can help kick out a cold quickly. The combination of scallions will heat the body up, making you sweat a little. This may be just what is needed for sweating out the infection.
Pain and inflammation are rampant in the world today, but ginger can provide some relief. Studies show ginger consumption can reduce muscle aches and pains.
Helps to reduce cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health
Ginger has been shown to reduce cholesterol, which can lower the incident of heart attacks. It is used frequently in many of the herbal formulas Chinese medicinal practitioners prescribe.
Try it in a tea, add to meals, or cook with it!
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Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist in Bothell, WA at her practice Starting Point Acupuncture. She is a pain specialist, seeing people who suffer from chronic pain, migraines, as well as digestive issues. Offering pain relief injections, acupuncture, and nutrition consults. Most insurances accepted. Dr. Ellie Heintze is also the author of the book, A Starting Point Guide to Going Gluten-Free on Amazon.
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Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc
- Master’s Degree in Acupuncture
- Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
- Master’s Degree in Chemistry
Northern Arizona University
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