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What Are the Properties of Ginger

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
What Are the Properties of Ginger

Ginger (or kion in Peru) is a plant from which of underground stems or roots grow which have multiple beneficial health properties. Besides using this tuber as a spice in recipes to give them a certain kick, it can help certain conditions and ailments due to its medicinal and healing properties. So, this OneHowTo article tells you what the properties of ginger are.

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One of the main medicinal properties of ginger is related to the natural treatment of digestive disorders, such as nausea, vomiting, indigestion, flatulence, bloating, etc. This is due to the fact that ginger promotes the digestive process. That's why ginger is also good for babies.

For this reason, ginger tea is recommended to combat multiple conditions of the gastrointestinal system, although it is true that it is contraindicated in certain cases such as gastritis, Crohn's disease or gastric ulcers. This is why you should always consult the doctor before consuming large amounts of ginger if you have any of these conditions.

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Another property of this tuber is that it serve as a natural anti-inflammatory, so ginger may be used to relieve pain and chronic inflammatory illnesses such as osteoarthritis, rheumatism, joint pain, etc. Ginger essential oil can be used in the treatment of restless leg syndrome.

Ginger can also prevent clots and is therefore very good to lower cholesterol levels too.

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Also, stem ginger helps to encourage better digestion because it facilitates the secretion of gastric juices, improves GERD symptoms and eliminates heaviness after a heavy meal.This is precisely the reason why it can also be used to lose weight; so, do not miss our article on using ginger for weight loss.

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Also noteworthy are the ginger's properties of reducing coughs, bronchitis and other respiratory problems. Likewise, kion is also recommended for people prone to sinusitis, as this root is able to reduce inflammation of the sinuses and improve the condition.

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Moreover, one can also treat toothache naturally thanks to ginger, through applying it as a wet compress or chewing it can help reduce swelling and reduce discomfort.

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Although ginger has many properties and benefits, we cannot forget that this tuber can also provoke contraindications and side effects, so you should always speak to your doctor before consuming it. Likewise, people with the following kind of conditions should avoid eating ginger:

  • Hypertension
  • Gallstones
  • Active digestive diseases such as Crohn's disease, gastritis or gastric ulcers
  • Pharmacological treatments for circulatory problems, anticoagulants, diabetic...
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also always consult their gynaecologist or specialist before taking ginger as a remedy.
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This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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