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Ginger: Fire for Your Chi Balance, and the Best Herbal for Healing

November 13, 2014       Health & Healing
Ginger
All-around Herbal Remedy






Ginger

Ginger has the most continuous use of any herbal remedy in the world.  The root herb provides aroma and a pungent spicy flavor to Asian dishes particularly in Chinese cuisine where food is also a health remedy for many ailments as the Chinese believe in balancing the body's Chi energies with herbs that give fire chi or cold chi balance.  Ginger is used as a detoxifier to prevent and avoid seafood poisoning,  Ginger contains some of the best anti-
inflammatory properties that help relieve pain, prevent blood clots and keep a person's well being and vitality up.  Ginger has been discovered to contain geraniol, an antioxidant that prevents cancer.

If you are afraid of running low on funds for medicine, keeping a herbal garden planted with thriving with Ginger, Garlic, Malunggay and similar herbs can help you replace most expensive medicines for treating inflammation, infection and gastrointestinal problems.



History

After the ancient Romans imported ginger from China almost two thousand years ago, it became popular in the Mediterranean region until the Middle Ages when other countries discovered how good an herb it was both for culinary and for medicinal purposes.  Although it was a very expensive spice at the time because it was shipped in from Asia, it was still a highly sought product.  To cash in on the demand, Spanish explorers tried growing ginge in their other colonies, from the West Indies, to Mexico and South America, and in the 16th century, these areas began exporting the precious herb back to Europe.



Ginger is a staple ingredient of most Indian curry recipes which are
very healthy and keep cancer in check inspite of the cuisine's
reputation of creating spicy body odor because of the spices.


Health Benefits

Anti-Inflammatory Effects

Ginger contains very potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols which help up to 75% of treated arthritis patients and 100% of patients with muscular discomfort experienced relief of pain or swelling.

Immune Boosting Action

Ginger keeps your body warm during the colder season and can even promote healthy sweating, which is often beneficial when you suffer the colds or the flu.  Sweating assists detoxification when you have an affliction.

Ginger is so concentrated with active substances that, consuming a small amount can provide effective treatment for your ailments.  In clinical studies, patients who consumed more ginger reported quicker and better relief.

The Benefits of Ginger

  • Ginger contains chromium, magnesium and zinc which are essential in keeping your blood flow at an optimum, and help prevent chills, fever, and excessive sweat.
  • Ginger improves the absorption and stimulation of essential nutrients in the body by stimulating gastro-intestinal enzyme production which also aids in food absorption.
  • For thousands of years, ginger was prescribed as natural treatment for colds and flu around Asia.
  • Colon Cancer Prevention. Ginger inhibits the growth of colorectal cancer cells.
  • Reduces pain and inflammation with the most potent herbal anti-inflammatory fighting substances known, ginger is a natural powerful painkiller.
  • Ginger is a natural antihistamine that heals cough and asthma, loosening up phlegm because it is a natural expectorant that breaks down and removes mucus..
  • Strengthens Immunity. Ginger has natural anti-bactericidal properties that prevent infections in the stomach, and heal a bad cough and ease throat irritations.

Dosage for Ailments

Some recommend that 2 tablespoons of shredded ginger in a cup 2-3 times a day is ideal when you are feeling under the weather.  You can mix ginger and honey to help soothe a cold in a ginger tea and drink as much as you wish.

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