Researchers are discovering more and more secrets of ginger. We reveal how the wonderful root relieves pain, heals diseases, and gently promotes our health.
The power tuber unfolds amazing healing powers in the body. How you can use them.
Lowers blood sugar
Valuable substances, gingerols, are in the root. Australian researchers have good news for diabetics: gingerols encourage the absorption of sugar from the blood into the muscles. The blood sugar drops. A good recipe is ginger tea: Peel 1 thumb-sized piece, cut into slices, bring to a boil in 1 liter of water, cover and leave to steep for 10 minutes. Pour the tea into a thermos and drink throughout the day.
Heats up the body
The tea also helps well with colds, chills, and chills. The essential oils of tropical roots stimulate blood circulation. This warms you from the inside and strengthens your immune system. Because when the body temperature is slightly higher, the immune system works more effectively than usual.
Ingredients from ginger act directly on the stomach and intestinal walls, stopping stimuli to the brain that lead to nausea and vomiting. This works just as well with ginger as with a chemical anti-nausea agent. Whether in the car, on the plane, on the train, or on the ship: simply chew a piece of ginger or drink the proven tea.
The gingerols from ginger are related to the pain reliever acetylsalicylic acid (ASA). Two grams of ginger in food every day relieve sore muscles after exercise. Doctors also use extracts from the medicinal plant to treat severe muscle pain and rheumatism.
Helps with weight loss
A slightly stronger tea blend gets your metabolism going, promotes fat burning, and drains you. That helps with weight loss. Recipe: Boil about 5 cm of ginger in 1.5 l of water and simmer until about half has evaporated. Drink cold or lukewarm throughout the day.