Ginger commonly called Adrak is the delicious and healthy dietary spices of your mom’s Kitchen. We have all relished this spice in one form or the other since our childhood. Indian food kitchen seems incomplete without ginger. Why ginger is important spice? ; What you know about ginger apart from its tempting delicious flavor? That’s what I am going to tell you through this blog.
Next time, you are eating gingerbread or eating any food having ginger or drinking ginger tea/ginger bear-You will be well versed with the extraordinary health benefits of your very own Adrak or Ginger.
Do you know that ginger has been an unmatched medicinal spice since ages?
Ginger as a medicinal spice has been used since ages by the Asian chunk of the population (kudos to Chinese and Indian people cheers!!!). Well Romans and Greeks were no less in portraying the use of ginger as a spice to treat different health ailments.
What makes ginger a perfect medicinal spice?
A perfect blend of aromatic, pungent flavor and robust taste is due to presence of bioactive compounds. The bioactive compounds not just sooths our taste buds and aromatic pleasures but also gives therapeutic health benefits to your body. These bioactive compounds act as great anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. So this is where all the research lies!!!! Exploring and extracting different chemical components and studying each of the components in relation to a particular disease condition landed up in unleashing extraordinary health benefits of Ginger.
Apart from bioactive compounds, ginger is packed with vitamins and minerals. A ginger a day can give a balanced form of dietary nutritional content. See the under mentioned table to know nutritional content of Ginger.
|Different nutritional component||Grams /100 grams of ginger|
I don’t think anybody would like to miss on extraordinary ginger for such a perfect nutritional blend!!! To make sure let me tell you the `what does ginger do to the human body’ ? in the next section.
7 Health Benefits of Ginger
- Go ginger way for joints pain
It is great for joint health. Want to manage Arthritis? Go ginger way.
- Bye bye pains we have ginger with us
Ginger has great potential to reduce body aches and pain.
- Strong immunity
Ginger gifts your healthy body natural immunity. So, no catching up infections quickly after incorporating ginger in your diet.
- Ginger promotes good digestion
Ginger improves your digestion. It improves digestion by increasing the efficiency of nutrients to be absorbed.
- Ginger-An appetizer
Ginger acts as a great appetizer.
- Ginger in nausea relief
Ginger gives a magical relief to feeling of nausea and vomiting.
- Anti congestion cure-Ginger
Throat and nose congestion patients can try ginger tea.
Well, our Indian foods are cooked with ginger .So you are getting health benefits of ginger due to your ages old culture delicious cuisines………Do you know Scientific name of Ginger???….If I forget to mention this scientific name, How will you know if your natural joint pain supplements or Ayurvedic anti-constipation supplements have ginger or not? Read the label for `Zingiber officinale’ or `Shunthi’ next time you buy a herbal supplement for joints pain or indigestion problems.
Read more – To know benefits of turmeric for your joints pain.