Ginger is a root (Underground Stem – Rhizome) and it is rich in numerous medicinal properties. The binomial name of Ginger is Zingiber officinale. The ayurvedic name for ginger is Arthraga, Shringaveera and kadupathra. The origin of ginger is North India and India and China are major countries to cultivate ginger for medicinal purpose. Ginger contains Monoterpene, Curcumin, Alpha- Gingiferin and Gingi Sulphonic acid.
Usually while treating with siddha medicines, they use to give it along with Ginger juice and honey. Because the ginger has the property of fixing the drug with the body and function better. Here are just 14 best medicinal benefits of ginger to add your health conscious.
1. For Premature Aging
If we take ginger in the morning and dried ginger in afternoon and at the night Terminalia Chebula (Kadukkai- removal of the seed and the skin alone) day to day by any way, the premature aging can be defeated.
2. Stomach Problems
Ginger is an appetizer. It removes the excessive gas from the stomach and increases the immunity. It enhances the ability to burn the fat. Some people often say that they are not eating food eagerly. These people should drink a tea spoon of ginger juice along with a tea spoon of honey after breakfast daily so that it will act as an appetizer.
3. For Fatty Liver Disease
Some may feel heavy and his stomach becomes filled even if they eat very small quantity of food. This may cause “infiltration of Fatty liver” disease. For avoiding this stage we should add ginger in our daily food.
4. For Body Pain.
Due to severe physical work people will get pain all over the body. Half teaspoon coriander seeds are made into drinking water and add milk and sugar to taste. This will cure the tiredness and the pain.
5. For Vomiting
Ginger has the property to prevent vomiting thus serves as an anti-vomiting agent especially for pregnant ladies. It is natural that some people will have the vomiting sensation while travelling in buses, or while travelling on hill stations. To prevent this ginger candy is taken; this is a safe, sweet and simple medicine. It can be taken in from children to aged people.
6. For Wrinkles
Ginger skin is peeled off and cleaned. Then cut it into pieces and soaked in honey. If this is eaten in the empty stomach daily, the grey hair, skin wrinkle and aging will not affect us.
7. For Ascites
The disease ascites is treated with ginger juice starting from 10 ml to 25 ml increasing day by day and drunk up to the cure of the disease.
8. For Indigestion
The ginger juice is applied surrounding the naval, for the dysentery caused by indigestion. This induces digestion. This can also be applied to the children who usually refuse to take medicines.
9. For Constipation
Constipation followed by stomach pain is treated with ginger juice -1 teaspoon, mixed with salt and luke warm water.
10. For Heart Problems
Ginger is capable of decreasing the cholesterol. It can prevent the heart diseases and heart attack due to block in the blood vessels. The phenolic compounds in ginger called Gingerol and Shogaol decrease the acid secretion in the body and strengthens heart. The essential oils Gingerol and Shogaol have a mild sedative and reduce the swelling. Brings down the body temperature and cures fever. Acts as a pain killer, reduces the high blood pressure, strengthens the liver and safeguards it.
11. For Migraine
The diluted ginger juice can prevent the migraine due to platelet aggregation. So we can avoid using the medicines for migraine which causes many side effects and take ginger juice along with honey.
12. For Cancer Prevention
Take ginger juice 10 ml is mixed with honey and the succeeding day turmeric powder 5 g is taken with honey to prevent the growth of cancer cells.
13. For Hemophilia
Ginger induces the prostaglandins which strengthens the endocrine glands which plays a main role in blood clotting and prevents hemophilia.
14. For Varies Diseases
Ginger juice mixed with honey, or ginger boiled with water and sugar is added. This is a simple drink made out of ginger. It is used to treat couch, thick chronic cold, vomiting, body heat, gastritis, stomach pain, dysentery due to indigestion, and also induces hunger.