Challenge Diseases in Winter with Ginger!
As we approach the cold days of the winter months, we are entering a period that invites diseases by spending more time in closed areas with no fresh air, crowded and full of allergens, as well as the temperature changes that will occur with the change of seasons. It is possible to reduce or even eliminate the effect of this negative change that will take place in our life flow. With the miracle of Ginger. Ginger, a miracle root plant that grows in tropical climates in countries such as India, China, Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam, can also be used for botanical purposes in some countries due to its appearance. Its scientific name is 'Zingiber Officinale'. Ginger, which can be found as Powder, Dried or Fresh, is widely used in the food and beverage industry, in the Health industry and in the cosmetics industry.
Ginger, which has been used in the health sector since ancient times, can be used in the treatment of many diseases and metabolic problems with its anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal properties, and can fight almost all harmful organisms that enter the body.
Benefits of Ginger
- Ginger is one of the best immune boosters with its antiviral, antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Along with protecting the metabolism from diseases, it allows the disease to be overcome more easily and the body to recover quickly.
- Ginger, which is the most used natural food by people who are frequently afflicted with diseases such as colds and flu, has a relieving effect on the upper respiratory tract. It ensures the removal of harmful microorganisms accumulated in the respiratory tract from the body, due to the excretion of sputum.
- It can be used to reduce fever thanks to the high amount of magnesium and zinc it contains.
- It is good for nausea. It can be used to alleviate post-operative nausea and vomiting. In a study conducted in 2009, it was seen that among patients who received chemotherapy, those who used ginger reduced their nausea by 40%. It is also good for morning sickness during pregnancy.
- It supports the production and efficiency of bile in the liver and the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
- It cleans the intestines by removing ammonia, rotten food residues and toxins from the small and large intestines with some phytochemicals in it.
- It helps to lose weight as it runs the metabolism to break down fat cells.
- It is a natural pain reliever.
- It is good for muscle pain. Accelerates muscle recovery after exercise.
- It alleviates the pains during the menstrual period.
- It reduces the pain of arthritis patients.
- Regular use prevents the formation of stones and sand in the kidneys.
- Delays Alzheimer's due to aging.
- It lowers blood sugar. For this reason, it is one of the indispensable items in the menus of diabetic patients.
- It is good for indigestion by accelerating gastric emptying.
- It lowers the cholesterol level.
- Thanks to the magnesium it contains, it gives vitality and vitality to the person.
While consuming ginger, whose benefits are endless, you should pay attention to the following;
- As with every food, there are people who are allergic or intolerant to ginger. If you are trying it for the first time, be careful, keep the amount small.
- Since ginger can increase stomach acid, those who have diseases such as gastritis, ulcer, reflux should consume it carefully.
- Ginger should be stored in a cool place and, if possible, in an airtight container.
- It is not recommended to use with blood thinners such as aspirin. If you are using such a drug, consult your doctor before consuming it.
- Excess consumption can cause pain in individuals with gallstones.
Consumption Methods of Ginger
- You can use fresh ginger by grating it in your meals. You can grate it into a glass of hot water or cold water every morning and drink it. It can be consumed by mixing with honey and lemon. Even if it is used with turmeric spice, it becomes a healing mixture in throat infections.
- You can brew the yellow powdered ginger by throwing it into the boiled water. You can get a healthy herbal tea by adding herbs such as cinnamon, cloves and fennel. You can also use it as a spice, in various sauces, in salads, meals, cookies and bread making.
- The daily consumption dose of fresh ginger should be in the range of 1.2-1.5 grams.
Another Way to Use Ginger; Ginger Compress
Ginger Compress is a perfect combination in which heat and the benefits of ginger are given to the body. The heat given during the compress dilates the blood vessels and accelerates the blood flow. This effect of the heat combines with the ginger in the compress and removes the stagnation in the metabolism, rejuvenates, softens and revitalizes the tissues. Although it is generally used in acute and chronic pain treatments, its effects may increase depending on the region where it is applied. Ginger compress is also a very effective treatment method for sinus pain, increasing respiratory functions, digestive system recessions such as constipation, fatigue in the kidneys, increasing blood circulation to any area, wound healing and toxin removal.
Ginger Lung Compress in our Post covid program, which we have created by being aware of the importance of lung health during this Pandemic process we are in, is very important in increasing respiratory functions, cleaning and relaxing the lungs. You canreach our Post Covid program from the link below.