Boosts Your Immune System
You’re probably familiar with ginger soup which is a great meal in the winter that will help your immune system stay strong. Ginger can help keep your digestion regular which will aid in the removal of toxins from your body which is great because, when the toxins are removed from the body, all of the systems can function harmoniously. You will have more energy when your body digests regularly because your blood will be able to carry oxygen to the body and help the brain function properly. There are only positive effects of this plant and, many times, the effect will happen very quickly. It also helps over time to reduce inflammation and detoxify the body.
Ginger, like garlic, has an antiviral compound. This is a great way to build up your body’s first line of defense, the immune system. Gingerol is the name of the compound in ginger that fights viruses and luckily ginger is much more palatable than cough medicines. It can help reduce the growth of bacteria and thereby lower the risk of infection or the spread of it. Ginger is also known to help cleanse the mouth of bacterial build up which can lead to halitosis, gingivitis, and become viruses in other areas of the body. Ginger can also help put up a barrier against the RSV virus which weakens the immune system.
All conditions that end in ”-itis” refer to inflammation of some kind. Ginger is a potent anti-inflammatory agent that can help reduce the pain of arthritis and osteoarthritis. Ginger is a known pain reliever which essentially works like a NSAID (Advil, Ibuprofen, Alieve, Tylenol), but without the other harmful effects of causing stomach pain, nausea, or thinning the blood. This incredible natural solution to pain was around way before companies started making money off of these drugs that are manufactured in laboratories to replicate what nature already does on its own. Many people that are allergic to NSAIDs will probably be able to use ginger as a natural healing alternative solution. Consider adding small amounts of ginger to your daily diet to help reduce joint pain and muscle stiffness.