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Benefits and Side Effects of Ginger

Updated | June 11, 2017 10:37 IST

Ginger is not only a popular food ingredient but also most useful medicinal plant. It is mostly used by Southeast Asian, especially by the Indians in various forms.  It is taken with hot water or tea by Southeast Asians early in the morning and in the evening regularly to rejuvenate their bodies.


Anti-inflammatory: Inflammation is become a common problem for most of the people due to the changes in diet and lifestyle. The consumption of Ginger may help and prevent inflammation. It also reduces allergic reactions.

Anti-oxidant:  The Ginger has antioxidant properties, which helps to prevent heart disease, neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s, Cancer and the symptoms of aging.

Anti-nausea and digestion aid: It helps to ease indigestion, vomiting, and nausea.

Balance Blood Sugar:  A study proved that it helps to balance the blood sugar fastly in the people which apparently corroborated that it also deals in treating with the health concerns pertaining to chronic diabetes.

Cholesterol: It reduces the bad cholesterol which in terms evade heart diseases.

Weight Loss: It works as a weight reducing agent in the humans when combined it with a healthy diet and proper exercise.

Hydration: Getting hydrated is most important for every aspect of our health. It is a fact, most of us don't consume enough water daily.  It helps us hydrate, when starting our day with ginger water, or find another regular time to drink every day.


The side effects from ginger are very rare but don’t consume more than 4 grams in a day. If exceeds it results in heartburn, gas, stomachache and burning in the month.

People with pregnant, breastfeeding, about to have surgery, heart conditions, diabetes and gallstones should consult a doctor before consuming ginger as a supplement.

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