Ginger is an herb and tropical plant that is the rhizome of Zingibar officinale in the genus Zingiberaceae and family Zingiberaceae. Ginger is native to East Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean, and other parts of the world. Ginger is said to be a type of Asian medicine that may have a multitude of health benefits and are thus often used in a variety of different holistic medicines, herbal cures, natural medicines, home remedies, herbal dietary supplements, and naturopathic remedies.
Other names for ginger include: Ardaka, African Ginger, Black Ginger, Ginger Essential Oil, Indian Ginger, and Race Ginger. Ginger is also a popular culinary spice, especially in Asia. The juice is sometimes used to make in a large array of Indian and other South Asian dishes. Ginger may also be an effective preserver of foods as well.
Health Benefits of Ginger
Ginger is often used as an herbal medicine to treat maladies such as: stomach conditions such as motion sickness, colic, gas, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, sickness in the morning time, diarrhea, and side effects associated with cancer treatment, bronchitis, and infections in the respiratory track as well as related symptoms such as cough.
In addition, some claim that ginger is an effective home remedy or natural medicine for arthritis pain. It is also thought to be useful as a blood thinner and help to lower cholesterol levels and is thus could be helpful in the treatment of some kinds of heart diseases.
Other maladies in which ginger has been noted as being an herbal remedy or natural medicine for include; acute bacterial dysentery, malaria, rheumatism, toothaches, snake bits, and maybe even baldness.
Some people also use ginger as an alternative medicine for different kinds of pain all over the body (i.e. back, stomach, and chest). Ginger may be used topically to treat burns or as a pain reliever. It may also have some uses as a laxative, antacid, and anti-gas home remedy.
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