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Health Benefits of Ginger and How Much to Take Everyday

Posted on: January 24th, 2011 by Rakesh Sethi 11 Comments

Most of us know of ginger but have you ever wondered about the health benefits of ginger?  And I certainly hope many of you are already consuming daily in your diet. If you are not then after reading this article, you will be inspired to take it DAILY.  For those who are already using it will find numerous health benefits of ginger in this article.   Wellness coaches in USA are quickly learning about ginger and suggesting it to their clients.  And why not, any person desiring right eating would take this to heart and develop recipes with it or order food with ginger.   Ginger has been part of food & medicine in eastern cultures for thousands of years.

Almost anyone can take ginger and more than likely will have some benefit in some part of their body systems. Take a look at the following several health benefits of ginger:

  • Increases circulation, supports heart health, generally benefits the cardiovascular system, and improves serum triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, & VLDL –cholesterol levels. It lowers blood fats, reduces LDL oxidation, (lower cholesterol without drugs) and prevents arterial plaque.  Note the improvements were enhanced when the ginger was combined with garlic.
  • Promotes digestion, cures upset stomach, reduces or eliminate motion sickness and nausea.  Ginger facilitates in movement of food through the GI tract and helps in empting the stomach in less time.  This is a great benefit for people feeling abdominal discomfort, flatulence, burping, and bloating.
  • Reduces pain in arthritis, especially osteoarthritis, when used topically along with massaging cold & non lubricated joints with sesame oil
  • Reduces phlegm in the lungs and comforts during colds
  • Eliminates morning sickness in pregnant women just by taking 1000-1500mg of dry ginger
  • Reduces or eliminates pain in joints and carpel tunnel simply by wrapping the area with strips of cooked fresh ginger and leaving it overnight
  • Burns toxins in the GI tract and increases secretion of digestive juices.  It is your daily detoxifier and digestive aid

As you can tell from the above listed health benefits of ginger, it is a very economical home remedy for common ailments plus keeps the body systems toxin free and prevents diseases from happening in the first place- excellent defense from a very tasty herb.

How much & how to take it?

Take up to 3000 mg of per day in ginger capsules.  Fresh grated ginger is more effective but powder will work as well in your recipes.  Or you can grate 1 teaspoon ginger and make 3 cups of tea and enjoy thru the day.

If you liked this article then biggest compliment you can give is by sharing it with others and spreading wellness. Always keep in mind Ayurveda health tips along with right eating offer preventive care and promote health and wellness naturally.   Be Well!

PS:  To know more if you are Eating Right Foods as per your unique Mind-Body constitution, please subscribe to the FREE “simple secrets to good health with right eating” mini course.

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11 Responses

  1. Laura Susana Bascopé de Veroes says:

    Very usefull

  2. Understanding the use of all of God’s work will make us all stronger.Why do we search for fast foods when the foods of the earth are all meant to heal us, be strong and healthy.
    They are so easy to take and yet, our lack of understanding is only our way of showing how much we need help.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Thee Quest For Perfect Health

  3. Rakesh Sethi says:

    Thank you for spreading the awareness. Be Well! Rakesh

  4. sagie says:

    hi good morning . i want to know about the miracle drink.which combination is right,is it carrot apple and potato or carrot apple and beetroot.thanks awaiting your reply.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      It is Carrots, Apple, and Potato. Potato adds some binding carbohydrates coming from a root vege. Beets are also root vege, but not as rich in carbs (needed for energy). Beets are good for treating internal inflammations like carrots and can be added to the drink. Be Well!

  5. Anna T says:

    Hi Dr Sethi,

    My husband has high cholesterol. How can he consume ginger juice and garlic so that its easily he can easily eat it and benefitted the most? And how much quantity on daily basis he should take?

    I would appreciate your response.

    Thanks so much!!

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Take fresh chopped garlic use as is or cook it in your dishes. Ginger can also be cooked into dishes in delicious recipes. You can consume 1/2 tea spoon of ginger with each meal every day. Or you can take tea spoon of fresh chopped ginger let it infuse in water, simmer it and make tea with it. Drink twice a day. Best!

  6. Anna T says:

    Thanks so much Dr Sethi!!

  7. Mary says:

    its good i like ginger so much

  8. Great article, we use ginger every day. It goes in to our shakes, teas, and is used in capsule form as well. We also like to cook with it as it pares well with garlic and Thai basil. It has taken away the pains that I used to believe were carpal tunnel in my wrists and has helped my digestive tract over and over. We also add a lot of healthy fats to our diet that include coconut oil, and avocados every day.

    Stay healthy!

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