This instructor Kela Elf from celestial Wellness Center.  Today,  I’m going to do a video presentation on the health benefits of ginger.

For over 5,000 years ginger was revered as the universal medicine by the ancient ancestors of China and India and highly sought after by spice traders ginger plant was first discovered in Southeast Asia and is used as a spice in Asian cuisines.  However,  it’s healing properties did not go and notice in China and in India where ginger is used today to cure various diseases in health problems ginger is a good source of magnesium manganese potassium copper and vitamin b6.

Ginger is a source of ginger all which is a relative of capsaicin and has powerful antioxidant capabilities ginger has been used as a natural remedy for many ailments for centuries now.

Science is finally catching up and researchers around the world are finding that ginger works wonders and the treatments of various illnesses and conditions.  So let’s go over some of those treatments now here are my top ten health benefits of ginger.

One ginger relieves nausea probably the most widely known health benefits of ginger is its ability to relieve nausea in addition to helping relieve the symptoms of nausea from a common stomach bug or flu ginger can be used to come back nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy.

It also prevents morning sickness during pregnancy some studies have suggested that a safe and effective dose of pregnancy related nausea is one gram of ginger per day taking no longer than four days.  Once ingested you should feel the nausea subside after 30 minutes to arthritis studies of people with osteoarthritis have shown ginger to help relieve inflammation and pain without the side effects of many anti-inflammatory drugs.

Ginger is effective for treating arthritis conditions like joint inflammation and pains because it contains the following properties it is an anti-inflammatory agent that helps in reducing joint inflammation with this warming effects it comforts and soothe aching joints.

It contains important antioxidants that clears the joints of all impurities and allows fresh blood to flow into the aching areas and lastly it improves flexibility and movement of muscles and bones a study conducted in Sweden in Stockholm University that consisted of 250 patients who were suffering from either moderate or acute conditions of osteoarthritis.

These patients were fed with pills containing ginger extracts out of 250 patients 220 where we leave from aching joints three digestion ginger can improve digestion on several fronts as well as we leave discomfort from digestive issues it helps neutralize acids and stimulate secretions of digestive juices to improve digestion.

Researchers believe that gingers active ingredients ginger rod and Shou gal cause it’s therapeutic effects a new study published in the European Journal of Gastroenterology found that ginger stimulates digestion by speeding up the movement of food from the stomach into the upper small intestine for immediate relief from any digestion disordered drink one cup of ginger tea or six ounces of ginger beer and before you get excited ginger beer is a non-alcoholic drink that is three times stronger than ginger tea 4 reduces respiratory problems since ginger is a good expectorant.

It is effective in combating various respiratory problems such as colds coughs flus asthma and shortness of breath ginger is also effective in removing mucus from the throat and lungs 5 motion sickness.

When it comes to motion sickness ginger is a natural preventative it sues a queasy stomach and has no side effects.  The travel industry is using ginger more and more to comeback nausea caused by motion sickness especially those who go on cruises to prevent motion sickness drink a cup of ginger teas or take 3 to 4 capsules of ginger before a car or cruise trip it’s best to take it every 15 minutes for an hour before you travel.

This will prevent motion sickness so that you can have an enjoyable trip 6 finds ovarian cancer ginger may be a powerful weapon in the treatment of ovarian cancer a study conducted at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that ginger powder induces cells death in all ovarian cancer cells to which it was applied ginger spice has been shown to help control inflammation which can contribute to the development of ovarian cancer cells in multiple ovarian cancer cell lines.

Ginger induced cell death at a similar or better rate than chemotherapy with no side effects 7 lowers cholesterol ginger also lowers cholesterol levels by interfering with cholesterol biosynthesis.

These effects may prevent blockages of blood vessels which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Gingers antioxidant properties may also strengthen the heart muscles.  According to a study done at the rub a poor Family Institute for research in medical science ginger extract consumption reduces plasma cholesterol inhibits LDL oxidation and slow the development of atherosclerosis eight prevents migraines.

It’s been noted that ginger reduces the frequency as well as the strength of headaches and those who have them regularly because ginger is an anti-inflammatory it doesn’t allow the blood vessels to become inflamed this is what eliminates or greatly reduces the headache.

It’s important to take ginger as soon as you feel a headache coming on this will help it act quickly and prevent the headache from turning into a migraine take two to three capsules of powdered ginger or eat several slices of fresh ginger you can also mix it with your food this will help prevent a migraine from fully developing if taking at the first sign of a migraine symptom ix prevents blood clots.

Numerous studies have suggested that ginger may have an effect on blood clots that is similar to that of aspirin and unlike aspirin ginger has a calming effect on your stomach ginger interferes with a long sequence of events necessary for blood clots to form this helps to prevent clots that can lodge in narrowed coronary arteries and set off a heart attack ginger also inhibits the clumping together of platelets in the blood and a study conducted at Purdue University it was discovered that ginger inhibits blood clots more effectively than onion or garlic ten cold and flu prevention and treatment.

Ginger has been used for thousands of years to treat symptoms of cold and flu especially when added with raw honey and lemon juice.  For many people ginger tea works to boost the immune system during the cold and flu season.

However,  if you do contract the cold or the flu I have found that warm ginger tea helps heal the body better than any over-the-counter medication.  Ginger tea is safe easy to prepare and good to have on hand all winter long here is my special ginger tea recipe for colds and flu.

You’ll find that this tea not only gives relief but also works on stimulating your immune system as it warms you up first fill up your tea kettle with pure water and get it boiling next cut two pieces of fresh ginger root about the size of a quarter. Next,  take a thermos and put the fresh ginger into the thermos. Next, add four tablespoons of fresh lemon juice and put that into the thermos now add three to four tablespoons of raw honey when your water is boiled pour it into the thermos cover it up and let it sit for 20 minutes when 20 minutes is up strain it into a tea cup and enjoy this concludes my video health tip on the health benefits of ginger for more video help tips please visit our website at healing power our calm this is doctor Kela thanks for watching!

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