I am a crazy lover of Ginger. I would say the most awesome food/spice in the world is ginger. When I was a child I used to hate them to the core. In food , if I found it, the day is gone, I would start yelling around :). It all changed few years ago, when I had severe cold, I used to get yellow fluid of mucus eeeekkkks, I used to hate myself those days. One of my friend suggested just have a piece of ginger in your mouth and slowly intake the juice. It would be helpful. It was a big deal for me, yet i tried it. Suddenly i found that awesome taste of ginger, pungent spicy, oh my god, I started loving it…..
Some of my karnataka friends who are awesome cooks, used to always have ginger in almost many things they prepare. Later even i started taking it everyday, include even in my tea. Almost in most of my cooking there would be ginger. I would love to post some of the benefits of Ginger here….
Gastrointestinal Relief — Gastric problem, take few pieces of ginger and cut slices out of it. put them in water and boil it well. drink the water, you can mix honey if you want. Believe me gastric problem vanishes.
Asthma/Cough/Cold : I had already spoken about this 🙂 Ginger is the best medicine for cold.
Ovarian Cancer : Ginger Induces Cell Death in Ovarian Cancer Cells
Immune Boosting system: I would 200% recommend that ginger boost immunity. After I started taking ginger in my tea everyday, I would say I haven’t got cold/cough touch wood 🙂 It fights infections fast.
Muscle pain caused by exercise : Yes , any muscle pain caused by exercise can be eliminated with the help of ginger
Painful Menstruation : If you have heavy periods pain, and intake ginger tablets , reduction of pain is just awesome.
At time yes we need to avoid ginger for few people, You should not take ginger if you suffer from a bleeding disorder or take blood-thinning medications (such as warfarin or aspirin). It also lowers blood sugar.
Always remember too much of anything is not good 🙂