Now it might not look that great for you, but there is no questioning the health benefits of eating ginger.
The stumpy looking food has been used for health reasons has been used for over five thousand years, as is a favourite medicine as well as a culinary herb and garnish.
In case you were wondering if it is a fruit, or a vegetable, it is actually neither. It is a spice!
The part that has the most medicinal benefits is actually the Rhizome, which is the part of the plant that is most underground.
One of ginger’s most recognised health benefits are its effects on digestive ailments.
Ginger can help digest fatty foods and break down proteins and is excellent for reducing gasses inside your digestive system.
It’s also believed to be great in relieving nausea, and can be effective in treating morning sickness as well as motion sickness, a great food to eat while travelling at sea.
Ginger has also been known for it’s ability to help reduce inflammation and therefore can treat any disease that is caused by inflammations such as arthritis or stomach ulcers.
There is even some research that shows ginger can help prevent the symptoms of the
Herpes simplex virus, and potentially cure it for good.
Being a warming herb, ginger can also help knock out a fever and is a great herb t have to boost your immunity and prevent common colds and flu’s.
The list goes on as well as ginger is also good for stimulating circulation of the blood and can also help relax muscles around the blood vessels and is said to help prevent blood clots from developing.
If you wanted to experience the health benefits for yourself, then go to your local supermarket and buy some of the rooty spice.
Eating about five slices with food daily in hot water will go a long way to increasing your health.