12. REDUCES ARTHRITIC INFLAMMATION
Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. For that reason, it can help relieve a host of inflammation-based conditions and diseases. That includes arthritis, a condition that affects millions of Americans. Along with reducing inflammation, people with arthritis can expect some pain relief from the ginger.
13. OPENS UP INFLAMED AIRWAYS
If you have asthma you have likely been scouring the internet for ways to help open up your airways (ones that don’t involve taking steroid-based medications). Ginger has been shown to open up airways by reducing inflammation. It can also relieve pain associated with asthma. While researchers say ginger may not solve your asthma condition on its own, it can definitely be used as part of a comprehensive approach.
14. IMPROVES CIRCULATION
Ginger can help thin blood, improving overall circulation. As ginger improves blood flow, it can generate a warm feeling inside the body. That’s one reason many people enjoy sipping ginger tea on cold days.
15. HEALS FROSTBITE
Here’s a handy tip to remember if you ever come down with a case of frostbite. You can drink ginger tea during your recovery process to speed up recovery. Ginger will help to improve your circulation, which helps your body return the affected parts back to their normal state. You don’t have to drink very much of it in order to get the desired results. Just about 8 ounces a day is all that’s necessary to have it work.
16. STOPS MOTION SICKNESS
Ginger has long been used as a natural remedy for motion sickness. If you get car sick or sea sick then it’s a smart idea to consume a little ginger before you get in the car or boat. Ginger is so effective at settling an upset stomach that it has even been shown to outdo OTC medications like Dramamine. It eases all of the accompanying symptoms of motion sickness, so you don’t have to worry about getting dizzy, feeling nauseous, breaking into cold sweats, or worse, puking out the window or over the side of the boat.
17. PROVIDES PAIN RELIEF
Forget ibuprofen, try consuming ginger instead! No matter what type of pain you’re suffering from, ginger can act as a natural pain reliever. Along with fighting inflammation that can cause aches and pains, ginger also works on a hormonal level. Consider starting your morning with a cup of ginger tea and see if you notice improvements throughout the day.
18. CLEARS SINUSES
If you’re looking for sinus relief without having to resort to an over-the-counter drug, turn to ginger first. There is an active ingredient in ginger that has shown to work wonders on the sinuses, helping to unclog them and facilitate drainage. All you need to do is brew a nice cup of hot ginger tea to get the benefits without the use of medications with possible side effects.
19. IMPROVES YOUR BREATH
Unlike other foods like garlic, ginger can actually help to improve your breath. Eat ginger toward the end of your meal so it can cleanse your palate and leave your mouth feeling refreshed. You can also drink it as a beverage mixed with simple hot water. It’s a great way to flush out your mouth and neutralize a bad taste in your mouth, like the dreaded “coffee breath” from drinking coffee.
20. INCREASES SEX DRIVE
With an increased functioning of the circulatory system, it’s no wonder that ginger has been referred to as an aphrodisiac for thousands of years. It didn’t take long for people to make the connection between ginger and an extra pep in the step! The nice part is that it works for both sexes equally since it can increase circulation in both female and male sex organs.
21. BOOSTS IMMUNE SYSTEM
Does it seem like every time you turn around you’re battling another cold or illness? If so, chances are your immune system is weak. Your diet plays a large role in strengthening or weakening your immune system. To keep your body’s defense system strong, eat ginger. Doctors say ginger can cleanse the lymphatic system, flush out toxins, and kill bacteria.
22. PROTECTS AGAINST NUCLEAR RADIATION
Hopefully this isn’t something you’ll ever have to worry about, but it’s still good to know in case World War III breaks out. People living near the Fukushima disaster area have given strong consideration to upping their ginger intake with this news. If you want to get the full benefits of this feature you’ll have to have a daily dose of ginger so it’s in your system and stays there.