What is Ginger?
Ginger is a plant that originated from southeast Asia, and is now also cultivated in Thailand and many other tropical areas. Ginger is a natural spice that is well known for its pungent taste and smell. For over 2,500 years, ginger has been used by Chinese herbalists as a flavouring in food and also as a medicine.
Benefits of Ginger
The major active ingredients in ginger are terpenes and oleoresin called ginger oil. These two, and other active ingredients in ginger, provide antiseptic, lymph-cleansing, circulation, and constipation relief qualities.
Ginger is good for the respiratory system because it is good for fighting against colds and flu. It can also battle against cardiovascular diseases as it can offer protection against strokes and heart attacks due to its ability to prevent blood from clotting. Moreover, ginger has the qualities to relieve headaches, pains, sore throat, upset stomach, indigestion, and menstrual cramps.