Ginger's Health Benefits And Various Ways To Use It
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You may have heard your parents and grandparents advise you to drink a cup of ginger tea for a variety of health issues, including nausea, a stomach ache, joint pain, and colds and flu. They are not mistaken in this. Zingiber officinale, an annual herb native to China and India, is the scientific name for ginger. Although ginger is sometimes referred to as a root, it is actually a subterranean stem. Indians have incorporated ginger into their culinary preparations for almost 4,000 years. It is not just a flavouring agent but is brimming with several benefits as well. From boosting immunity to aiding digestion, this herb has the potential to cure almost everything.

Here are some benefits of ginger:

The acrid root has the potential to calm an upset stomach. Ginger protects and cures the gut, speeds up the passage of food through the gastrointestinal tract, and reduces gas, bloating, and cramps. Moreover, it arouses the taste buds and stimulates the digestive system to function well.

Fights Inflammation

Its volatile oils have anti-inflammatory effects comparable to those of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines), making it a great remedy for the flu, headaches, and menstrual cramps. The anti-inflammatory properties might also be helpful in reducing joint pain, which is caused by inflammation from arthritis.

Boosts Immunity

Ginger is a great cure for the flu, headaches, and menstruation cramps because it contains volatile oils that have anti-inflammatory qualities comparable to those of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It has various bioactive compounds, and they serve a variety of tasks. It has a high level of antioxidants that work as an analgesic and ease pain.

Here's how you can include it in your diet: 

Teas And Soups

Ginger has a strong flavour that can enhance the flavour of any dish, including soup, tea, and more. Use ginger juice or extract and incorporate it into your go-to masala tea recipe.

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This is a hack that we are all familiar with. A small amount of ginger or ginger paste can significantly improve the flavour and nutritional value of gravy. There are several recipes where ginger is the main flavouring element, such as paneer adraki or mutton ginger.

Drink It Up

Ginger's flavours complement a wide variety of beverages, including juices and coolers. You can also prepare a detox juice that is made with ginger, lemon, and the juice of your choice.

Use It To Garnish Dishes

Thinly sliced ginger enhances the immunity-boosting effects and makes a great garnish for gravies or dry vegetable dishes. Even chaats like bhelpuri, jhalmuri, sprouts, and others can be enhanced with a garnish of raw and finely sliced ginger.