Whether you’re totally into alternative medicine, or would like people to stay faaaarrr away from you with their essential oils and herbs, you should know about ginger. And not only should you know about it, you should have it in your house. The root version, the candied version, the ground spice version… you should probably have it all. And here’s why.
It Will Help That Nauseous Feeling Go Away
If you’re prone to seasickness, carsickness, vertigo or have even experienced intense morning sickness, ginger can help.
Numerous studies have shown ginger’s effectiveness against motion sickness, and unlike over-the-counter meds, there’s no “Walking Dead” side effect where you feel so drowsy after taking it you can hardly talk.
If you have a lot of traveling to do and know that you occasionally feel gross when doing so, take a bag of candied ginger with you. Ginger tea also works well, and you can brew your own in just a few minutes.
It Soothes Sore Muscles
Because of its amazing anti-inflammatory properties, ginger is great for easing sore muscles caused by a rabid workout sesh. It’s also been shown to help with the symptoms of arthritis and osteoporosis.
Foods with anti-inflammatory properties are extremely helpful for anyone with chronic or autoimmune diseases, so if you fall into one of those categories, consider adding a dose of ginger to your daily regimen. (Just make sure you get your doctor’s OK first!)
It Improves Circulation
If you’re one of those people who always yells “I’m cold!” even when the rest of the office seems fine, you might want to consider sipping on some ginger tea during the day.
Because of its “antiplatelet properties” (which basically means its ability to keep blood moving freely throughout your body), ginger is great for people who have bad circulation. It may also help lessen the appearance of those oh-so-not-attractive spider veins.
It Could Ward Off Certain Cancers
If you’re one of those people who only eat a little bit of ginger when it comes next to a bunch of sushi, you may want to consider going out and buying some ginger root to have on hand. It’s relatively cheap, easy to cut (as long as you have a good knife) and when stored in an airtight bag in the freezer, can last up to several months.
With all of its scientifically proven benefits, even the most straight-laced of us can appreciate just how good a little bit of ginger is. For just $3.00, you can start healing yourself from the inside out, no hippie mantra required.
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