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:
(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) 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.
(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.
(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
(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.
ADVERSE AFFECTS OR TOXICITY:
Ginger may cause,
Visual sensitivity to bright light,
Eye irritation .
Upset of stomach.
Scaly rashes on the face
Affect the blood pressure and heart
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