Ginger has been used for centuries, due to its remarkable medicinal and culinary properties. Its beneficial effects have been mentioned in the ancient Indian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern texts.
Being high in potassium and manganese, it supports heart health and boosts circulation. Moreover, due to the silicon, it contains, it also improves the health of the skin, hair, teeth, and nails.
Ginger is also a rich source of A, B complex, C and E vitamin, iron, calcium, sodium, beta-carotene, zinc, phosphorus, and magnesium. Its powerful anti-inflammatory properties are due to gingerols, compounds known to relieve muscle and joint pain, as well as headaches.
According to a research published in the Journal of Natural Products, the ginger extract, as well as gingerol derivatives, fight the swellings in the joints. Other research published in Phytotherapy Research showed that ginger treated neuropathic pain in rats.
Here is how to prepare ginger water and enjoy its properties:
- Fresh ginger root (1-2 cm)
- ½ lemon
- 3 glasses of water
- Raw honey
Peel the ginger, and add it in the water. Then, add the lemon juice, and sweeten it by adding honey to taste. Strain, and drink this natural medicine on a daily basis, throughout the entire day.