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 16 Super Health Benefits of Adrak, Ginger

  Last Updated : Oct 26,2018






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16 Super Health Benefits of Adrak, Ginger + Healthy Recipes

Ginger has a unique and sharp flavor. The distinctive aroma and flavor of ginger come from its natural oils, the most important of which is gingerol.Ginger is a very common ingredient in Indian kitchens. It can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or juice and is sometimes added to processed foods and cosmetics. Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger, responsible for much of its medicinal properties. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects

1. Amazing for Cold, Cough and Sore Throat

Ginger is an effective cure for congestion, sore throat, cold and cough. To get rid of cold, cough or sore throat you should drink Ginger Tea and Honey Ginger Tea

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2. Antioxidant activities

Ginger is rich in antioxidants which helps remove harmful substances called free radicals from our body (1). These free radicals need to be neutralized in the body as they come in lots of different grades and you need to neutralize that by consuming different antioxidant rich foods. The active compounds in ginger have antioxidant effects and therefore can be used as natural antioxidant food additives (2).

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3. Good for Digestion

It aids digestion (3). Thus it helps relieve indigestion, constipation, stomach cramps etc.

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4. Treats Nausea

Ginger is effectively used to treat nausea. Ginger significantly reduces symptoms of nausea in pregnant ladies (4). Nausea due to sea sickness can also be prevented using ginger (5).

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5. Anti-inflammatory

The anti-inflammatory properties help reduce inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, muscle pains etc (6). Ginger along with cinnamon and sesame seed oil is found effective when applied topically in patients with knee osteoarthritis (7). The anti-inflammatory compounds in ginger are effective against inflammation in chronic diseases such as Fatty Liver, Asthma, Cancer and Arthritis (8).

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6. Good for Respiratory Health

It is used in the treatment of asthma and other respiratory problems. Fresh ginger is found to be effective against respiratory virus (9).

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7. Pain Relief

Ginger is also found to reduce pain caused in the muscles due to exercise (10) (11). Ginger Hopper and Ginger Melon Juice. are two juices that will keep you refreshed.

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8. Anti-allergic properties

The potent compounds in ginger are capable of inhibiting allergic reactions and may be useful for the treatment and prevention of allergic diseases (12).

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9. Fights Infections

The bioactive compound Gingerol can help in lowering the risk of infections. It also has great antifungal and antimicrobial activities (13). Ginger extract has shown to stop the growth of different types of bacteria (14) (15). Gingerol is also effective against bacteria in the oral cavity (16).

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10. Protects Against Stomach Ulcers

Ginger powder has a protective effect against stomach ulcers due to its active compounds gingerol and shogoal (17).

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11. Eases Menstrual Pains

Ginger was found as effective as drugs in relieving menstrual pain (18).

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12. May Inhibit Cancer Growth

Ginger contains active ingredients like Gingerol, pungent vallinoids and paradol which are found to be effective against Cancer cell growth (19) (20). Ginger may be effective in decreasing the risk for Pancreatic Cancer (21) and Ovarian Cancer (22).

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13. Regulates Blood Sugar

In a study, when ginger powder was consumed orally it improved blood glucose levels and HbA1c levels of type 2 diabetic patients (23). Therefore ginger powder may be protective against problems and complications associated with diabetes.

Ginger Regulates Blood Sugar

14. Decreases Cholesterol Levels

Ginger is effective in decreasing the cholesterol levels in patients with high cholesterol (24). Ginger extracts have been found to reduce bad cholesterol levels (25).

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15. Improves Brain Function

Ginger may improve brain function. A study on elderly women indicated that ginger extract lead to improvements in their cognitive functions like reaction time and working memory (26). There is some data that ginger can protect against drop in the brain function due to growing age (27) (28) (29).

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16. Good for Cancer Patients

Ginger is helpful in relieving nausea and vomiting in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Studies have found the beneficial role of ginger in treating nausea and vomiting in cancer patients treated with chemotherapy (30) (31).

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Ginger in Healthful Recipes…

Ginger is widely used as a spice and condiment. Ever thought you could use ginger as a main ingredient in your recipes? We have an array of recipes from which you can use ginger for its diverse health benefits.

As now you know ginger is great for a sore throat, you can use this magic ingredient in preparing Ginger Milk, it works as a home remedy for cough, cold and sore throat. Hot Ginger Water is an amazing home remedy for cold and is sure to warm your soul and make you feel better. Honey Ginger Tea is a good option on a rainy evening as it will help in relieving stress from work. Fresh Herbal Tea is just perfect to perk up your spirits when you are down with fever.

Monsoon is the perfect time of the year to make Fresh Ginger Pickle as the ginger is tender and at its aromatic best. Ginger Melon Juice is the best juice to have in summers due to its watermelon content and unique taste of ginger. You can have Ginger Hopper in breakfast to get the maximum benefits from its healthful ingredients. Jaggery Ginger Balls are a tasty antidote for stomach ache due to indigestion and flatulence.

Try our other ginger recipes from our website and app.

Happy Cooking!



16 super health benefits of adrak ginger

This herb packed and honey combed hot drink is just perfect to perk up your spirits when you are down with fever. While the benefits of tulsi and ginger in relieving congestion and soothing the respiratory system are well known, few know that vitamin C rich mint also helps in relieving cold and cough. Together, this Fresh Herbal Cup is a compendium of ideal ingredients to rejuvenate a tired body battered by fever, cold and cough.
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Monsoon is the perfect time of year to make this, as the ginger is tender and at its aromatic best.
This soothing and aromatic tea is great for relieving stress and also a good remedy for a cold and cough. Also ginger acts as an anti inflammatory agent to the body and all of us have unseen and seen inflammation of the body. So this is an ideal Tea to have in the morning when you get up. Try other Indian drinks like Masala Chai or healthy Whey Soup and Nourishing Barley Soup.
A soothing drink with the refreshing flavour of ginger, the Ginger Tea is sure to warm your soul and make you feel better. Ginger has been traditionally used for its anti-inflammatory properties. From treating stomach upsets to certain types of cancer , this common spice delivers a wide range of therapeutic benefits. Ginger also works well in preventing nausea, vomiting and dizziness. It is sometimes used as a herbal remedy for morning sickness by pregnant women and by those who are susceptible to motion sickness. Whether we realise it or not, we all experience some of these problems, right from inflammation to dizziness, so a cup of this tea in the morning will be very beneficial. It is also wonderful for athletes . Check out our category for many more helpful Home remedy recipes.
A rejuvenating cuppa with the invigorating flavour of ginger, this Ginger Milk is sure to soothe your aching throat. Ginger’s medicinal properties are known to be beneficial against cold and throat pain, so we have made a wonderful, soul-warming drink by cooking the ginger in milk and sweetening it lightly with sugar. Make sure you wash, peel and chop the ginger well before adding it to the milk because impurities in the peel can sometimes cause milk to curdle. You can also try other home remedies like Lemon Honey Water .
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Nothing like a natural, caffeine-free cuppa to relieve a headache. What – no caffeine, but cures headache? Yes, this Ginger and Lemon Cup is a really pleasant surprise for anybody with a headache. Grate ginger and extract its juice, add lemon juice, water, and other ingredients in the mentioned proportions and enjoy it warm. You will find a refreshing energy tingling through your cells with every sip, and as a good side-effect, you will realize it soothes your throat too.
Carrots and apples flavoured with ginger makes a juice with a difference. A glass a day each morning will keep heart problems at bay. Apples contain pectin (which helps to lower the cholesterol levels) and antioxidants (that help to get rid of the free radicals lurking in our bodies which would otherwise deteriorate the lining of the heart). Low in calories, apples are an 'all round' fabulous fruit. Carrots too are rich in fibre that bends the bad cholesterol (LDL) and throw it out from our body. Ginger imparts its flavour to this drink making it more interesting.
This lovely red coloured Finger Watermelon Juice has its own taste and flavour.... thanks to the unique taste of ginger. It is a sure shot winner with one and all! Watermelon, a vital fruit loaded with iron and is also an effective diuretic. Besides having the goodness of watermelon, this vitality juice also contains the miraculous power of 'gingerol', a substance present in ginger that dilates blood vessels and improves blood circulation. Team up with Chawli Beans and Mint Burger or Green Tomato Salsa and Veggie Wrap to satiate you in a tasteful way when you are oh-so-hungry!
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What fun it is when we feast, but oh, the agony of a stomach ache after that is just so unbearable! Not to worry, here is a tasty antidote for stomach ache due to indigestion or flatulence. The combination of spicy ginger powder with sweet jaggery is a real treat to the taste buds, but more importantly these two magic ingredients activate the digestive enzymes and help to cleanse the intestinal tracts too, which makes the Jaggery and Dried Ginger Balls a great antidote for stomach ache. You can prepare some of these balls and keep them handy, to have two portions daily before going to bed for a few days till you are fine.
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This salad features a unique combination of fruits and vegetables – water-rich watermelon, juicy cucumber, tangy pineapples and sweet carrots – in a peppy lemon and honey dressing. The highlight of the dressing is the addition of ginger, which complements the flavour of watermelon and pineapple wonderfully well. This Mixed Fruit Salad in Ginger Dressing is quite wholesome too, as watermelons are rich in iron, the absorption of which is improved with the help of lemon. When watermelon is not in season, go for muskmelon, which is also quite apt for this recipe. Serve this salad with Zero Oil Recipes like Creamy Mushroom Risotto and Momos .
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16 Super Health Benefits of Adrak, Ginger
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 on 10 Aug 18 02:32 PM


Truly said in this article that it is pack of medicinal properties which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. I remember during my childhood, my Dadi used to give us sweet and spicy ADRAKWADI to eat which she makes at home. She knew how to prevent us from cold & cough. Beside this how ginger is beneficial to us is educated here in this article. Thanks so much Tarla team. Best luck for all such kind of articles yet to come.