When I first found out about ginger, and all of its’ magical healing properties, I went on a ginger kick. And then somewhere amidst the busyness of life, I forgot all about it. But I was reminded of how delightful it is when I had this delicious little package arrive at my door recently.
Gingerona is an all natural drink that contains only four ingredients: water, ginger, lime, and mint. (If I haven’t told you already, I’m kind of obsessed with mint.) The two of them together…that’s a love affair in a cup! Here’s all the reasons why ginger is sooo good for your body.
Relieves joint pain. Ginger contains very potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols that have been found to relieve joint pain.
Alleviates nausea. Ginger has been shown to be very useful in reducing nausea. Take it from me, I know! See FMF.
Helps you absorb nutrients. Ginger improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body.
Reduces Pain and Inflammation. Ginger contains some of the most potent anti-inflammatory fighting substances known and is a natural powerful painkiller.
Kills Ovarian Cancer Cells. Ginger powder induces cell death in ovarian cancer cells.
Strengthens the Immune System Ginger helps improve the immune system.
Relieves Morning Sickness. Ginger has demonstrated a success rate of 75% in relieving morning sickness.
Fights Common Respiratory Problems. Ginger is a natural expectorant that aids in loosening up phlegm in the lungs.
Helps Prevent and Fight Cold & Flu. Ginger has been used for thousands of years as a natural treatment for colds and flu. The University of Maryland Medical Center says to treat cold and flu symptoms in adults, steep 2 tbsp. of freshly shredded or chopped ginger root in hot water, two to three times a day.
Helps Regulate Normal Blood Circulation. Ginger contains chromium, magnesium and zinc which can help to improve blood flow.
Remedies Motion Sickness. Ginger is a known effective remedy for nausea associated with motion sickness.
Helps Prevent Colon Cancer. A study at the University of Minnesota found that ginger may slow the growth of colorectal cancer cells.
Natural Anti-infammatory. Ginger reduces inflammation, similar to the way aspirin and ibuprofen works.
The information for this post was sourced from WebMD.com, WHfoods.com, Lifehack.org, and Medicalnewstoday.com.