Ginger - Is it the best immune system booster?
Ginger has been revered as a culinary and medicinal spice in many traditional cultures. It is also a very powerful remedy with numerous purported health benefits — from reducing nausea and PMS symptoms to fighting inflammation and boosting testosterone. Read on to learn more about all its health potential, dosing, and side effects.
Aside being a popular spice that is commonly used in many Asian, Ayurvedic, and middle eastern dishes. Ginger has been used as a remedy for thousands of years to boost the immune system and help treat common health issues such as, colds, nausea, pain, arthritis, migraines, and high blood pressure.
Ginger actually has over 100 active, key compounds that have been identified as anti-oxidant. anti-viral, anti-septic and anti-bacterial.
Gingerols are the main medicinal compounds which I am referring to here.
These compounds can be extracted and utilised within our body best, when fresh ginger is consumed and less so when dried.
I personally would recommend, grating fresh ginger into a cup of hot water and drinking it as a tea to take advantage of its super healthy and immune boosting health benefits. For flavour, optionally, raw honey, agave syrup and/or lemon and lime can be added.