Ginger has been used for centuries and it is one of the most common ingredients in the Indian and other Asian cuisines. For centuries and even today, its medicinal properties haven’t faded away.
The health benefits of ginger are limitless, but majority of the people are using it to relieve pain, nausea and digestive issues. The most valuable part of this plant is its rood which is also known as rhizome. The other parts of ginger are also beneficial, but the root is the most beneficial of them all.
You can consume the ginger root while it is fresh, dried, powdered, juiced or as an oil. Read on and learn why ginger is a must ingredient for your diet.
- Helps with Digestive Problems
It contains phenolic content which makes it ideal tool against irritation that appears in the gastrointestinal tract. Phenolic content stimulates the production of bile and salive and make the fluids and foods to move in every direction of the tract.
During a study 24 people were included. They all were in good health condition. The subject took 1.2 grams of the herb’s powder. The amount was consumed right before the meal. It has been proven that ginger accelerates the metabolism and reduced the indigestion by 50%.