Many health benefits of Ginger that make it a super spice

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 February 2016, 02:33 PM

Ginger is a magic spice, it has been used as a remedy against seasickness for years. Ginger has medicinal and anti-vomiting properties.

Chewing raw ginger, drinking ginger tea or eating ginger candy can all help cure nausea.

Here are some of the many health benefits of ginger:

1.Improves digestion

contains phenolic compounds that prevent gastrointestinal irritation, improve appetite and stimulate bile. Ginger is known to act as a natural remedy against chronic indigestion.

2.Lowers blood sugar levels

A recent study shows that ginger may be an effective treatment for diabetes as well. 41 participants with Type 2 diabetes were given 2 grams of ginger powder every day.

3.It lowers cholesterol levels

It actually lowers the High levels of LDL (the bad cholesterol) that can pave the way for heart disease.

4.Reduces menstrual pain

Ginger has long been used as a pain-reliever. A study found that consuming 1 gram of ginger powder per day for the first three days of the menstrual cycle reduced menstrual pain as much as painkilling drugs.

5.Improves brain function

Oxidative stress and inflammation speed up the ageing process and lead to cognitive decline and conditions like dementia.