There are many health benefits to ginger!
Benefits of Ginger for Inflammatory Pain
Ginger is widely used for inflammatory pain such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Numerous studies have shown ginger to be effective and safe at relieving arthritic pain, both through topical application and by taking it internally. Ginger has also been shown to relieve muscle pain after workouts.
Ginger Health Benefits for Soar Throats
Sipping ginger tea, sucking on ginger pastilles, or having a spoonful of ginger-infused honey can bring relief to a sore throat. It’s also antimicrobial, helping to prevent further infection. I prefer fresh ginger for this.
Ginger Health Benefits for Congestion
Ginger is diffusive and stimulating and is perfect for getting stuck mucus flowing again. A strong ginger tea can relieve congested coughs and stuffy sinuses. Ginger can also be used externally over the chest to relieve congestion.
Ginger Health Benefits for Warming Up and Fevers
Feeling cold? A strong cup of ginger tea can warm you up from the inside. This is helpful for the onset of a cold or flu, especially when someone feels chilled and is shivering.
Benefits of Ginger Root for Digestive Issues
Ginger is one of our best herbs for digestion.
It is warming, carminative, aromatic, and dispersing, and can help with stagnant and cold digestion.
Symptoms of cold, stagnant digestion include:
- feeling heavy after meals (bowling ball stomach)
- scallops on the tongue
- white coating on the tongue
- people with stagnant digestion may also have cold hands and feet
Ginger is famously used for all kinds of nausea. It is used in small amounts for nausea during pregnancy and used freely for nausea caused by motion sickness. I keep candied ginger in the car for passengers who made need it on our winding rural back roads. Ginger is also used to decrease nausea after chemotherapy and surgeries.
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