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Saturday, April 6, 2013

50 Ginger Benefits

Ginger or ginger root is the rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale, consumed as a delicacy, medicine, or spice. It lends its name to its genus and family (Zingiberaceae). Other notable members of this plant family are turmeric, cardamom, and galangal.
Ginger cultivation began in South Asia and has since spread to East Africa and the Caribbean.
(Wikipedia).

 These are 50 benefits of ginger;
Ginger tea is a beverage in many countries


  1. Analgesic
  2. anticlotting agent
  3. antibacterial
  4. antifungal
  5. antiviral
  6. antitussive
  7. antiemetic/antinausea
  8. anti inflammatory
  9. antiseptic
  10. asthma treatment
  11. athlete's foot
  12. amenorrhea treatment
  13. angina treatment
  14. arthritis remedy
  15. bursitis treatment
  16. carminative
  17. cataracts treatment
  18. chronic fatigue treatment
  19. circulatory stimulant
  20. colds treatment
  21. coughs treatment
  22. colon cancer prevention
  23. depression treatment
  24. diabetes treatment
  25. diarrhea remedy
  26. dizziness remedy
  27. erectile difficulties treatment
  28. expectorant
  29. fever remedy
  30. flatulence remedy                                      
  31. flu prevention
  32. headache relief
  33. heartburn relief
  34. heart disease prevention
  35. hypotensive
  36. increases blood flow
  37. infertility treatment
  38. kidney stones
  39. menstrual cramp relief
  40. migraine relief
  41. motion sickness prevention
  42. muscle strains relief
  43. ovarian cancer treatment
  44. promotes sweating
  45. raynaud's disease treatment
  46. relaxes peripheral blood vessels
  47. sciatica treatment
  48. sore throat relief
  49. stomach upset remedy
  50. stroke prevention

Ginger root (raw) 
Ginger section
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 333 kJ (80 kcal)
Carbohydrates 17.77 g
- Sugars 1.7 g
- Dietary fiber 2 g
Fat 0.75 g
Protein 1.82 g
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.025 mg (2%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.034 mg (3%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.75 mg (5%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.203 mg (4%)
Vitamin B6 0.16 mg (12%)
Folate (vit. B9) 11 μg (3%)
Vitamin C 5 mg (6%)
Vitamin E 0.26 mg (2%)
Calcium 16 mg (2%)
Iron 0.6 mg (5%)
Magnesium 43 mg (12%)
Manganese 0.229 mg (11%)
Phosphorus 34 mg (5%)
Potassium 415 mg (9%)
Sodium 13 mg (1%)
Zinc 0.34 mg (4%)
Link to USDA Database entry
Percentages are relative to
US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database

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