The Many Benefits of Ginger

Ginger has been used throughout Asia for many years, both as a medicine and a seasoning for food.  If you’re a big fan of Japanese food, you’ve probably encountered this amazing root in your tea, in your food, or sitting next to the sushi at our Issaquah Japanese restaurant.  Further, every time you enjoy ginger in this fashion, you are reaping the following impressive health benefits:

  • Digestive Health: Ginger triggers your stomach to release digestive enzymes, easing the process of breaking down fats and proteins while neutralizing some of your excess stomach acids.  This is why ginger has for a long time served as a cure for nausea, morning sickness, motion sickness, gas, heartburn, and diarrhea.

  • Circulatory Health:  Ginger is an effective anti-inflammat.  It opens up constricted blood vessels while stimulating the flow of blood and minimizing clotting.  It also helps to reduce the amount of harmful cholesterol absorbed into the blood.

  • Curative Properties: In addition to its anti-inflammatory properties, ginger is also a decongestant and antihistamine.  It boasts powerful fever-stopping properties, and has been observed to prevent the replication of certain viruses.  The herb has even been used to inhibit the growth of some cancer tumors, or even eliminate them.

  • Dental Health: Ginger encourages salivation in people suffering from dry mouth, a condition that often leads to tooth rot and gum disease.

  • Fat Reduction: Ginger helps you burn fat more easily.

Mental Health: Eating ginger has been linked to the prevention of plaque in your brain, preventing or mitigating mental conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.