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Medicinal uses of ginger

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Ginger medicinal uses

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Medicinal uses of ginger

  1. 1. Ginger has been used to treat problems such as vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, inflammatory joint diseases including rheumatism and arthritis. Nowadays Ginger root is used to relief motion sickness including sweating, vomiting, dizziness, and nausea. MEDICINAL USES OF GINGER:
  2. 2. (1) GINGER AS A DIGESTIVE AID It can either be taken in the form of tea or a supplement pill. Ginger root increases both saliva and stomach secretions which perform actions to sooth the digestive tract, providing no irritation.
  3. 3. (3) GINGER VERSUS NAUSEA Nausea caused by an upset stomach, pregnancy, motion sickness, or chemotherapy treatments ginger root is able to take the edge off nausea. Ginger works directly in the digestive system.
  4. 4. (3) GINGER AS AN IMMUNE BOOSTER A natural immune booster, when ingested quickly gives warming effect on human body which causes the body to sweat by sweat glands which produces a compound that protects the skin from infection & extremely helpful against cold or flu.
  5. 5. (4) GINGER AS AN ANTI- INFLAMMATORY AGENT Ginger contains anti-inflammatory agents which helps to reduce swelling around inflamed joints, to relieve arthritis joint pain, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis seem to greatly benefit from consuming ginger.
  6. 6. (5)GINGER AS A SPICE Ginger can be used to add a spicy flavor to a dish or can be grated and brewed into tea.
  7. 7. ADVERSE AFFECTS OR TOXICITY: Ginger may cause,  Nausea,  Diarrhea,  Visual sensitivity to bright light,  Eye irritation .  Acidity.  Heartburn  Upset of stomach.  Scaly rashes on the face  Affect the blood pressure and heart rhythms  People who suffer from blood disorders like hemophilia shouldn’t take ginger as it obstructs the functioning of the platelets.  If taken before sleep can make it very difficult to fall asleep again for a long time.

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