Ginger is so healthy for you! In fact it's health benefits are quite similar to garlic's properties of being natural antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal.
Ginger has been proven to help prevent strokes and hardening of the arteries and is much safer and more effective than that of aspirin which has serious side effects such as causing stomach and intestinal ulcers which often hemorrhage causing death.
The next time you have a fever, slice some ginger and suck on it, or blend it in a smoothie and see if that helps lower your fever naturally. Ginger is also effective against colds, bronchitis and the flu. In China, ginger is used in the first stages of treating the common cold.
20 Benefits of Eating Ginger
1. Helps with pregnancy nausea
2. Loaded with minerals
3. Helps with nausea from motion sickness
4. Helps increase poor appetites
5. Helps prevent strokes
6. Helps lower bad blood cholesterol
7. Helps cleanse the blood
8. Helps alkalize the blood which helps with weight loss
9. Is an anti-inflammatory and helps arthritis and aching muscles
10. Cleanses the kidneys and is a kidney stimulant
11. Relieves headaches including migraine headaches
12. Controls cramping including menstrual cramps
13. Improves poor blood circulation
14. Improves the absorption of minerals in the body
15. Helps reduce flatulence - gas
16. Helps colitis, indigestion and digestive disorders
17. Treats throat and nose congestion
18. Increases memory and helps with learning problems
19. May inhibit the growth of human colorectal cancer cells
20. Has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effects on cells
Growing ginger is fun, easy and rewarding. All you need is a pot or a bucket and some good soil. Make sure the pot is about 12" wide and 8"-12" deep.
1. Fill the bottom of the pot with 1 inch of small rocks or pebbles.
2. Cover the rocks with equal parts of organic soil and organic potting soil.
3. Place a small ginger root from the grocery store in the dirt and cover with a 1/2"-1" of soil.
4. Water it and keep it in a sunny location. They love humidity and moisture, but don't like to we waterlogged, so make sure you don't over water.
5. If you bring your pot outdoors, make sure to bring them in at nights when the temperatures get below 59 degrees F.