Tuesday, 31 January 2017

How Ginger Helps To Treat Cold - updated

Ginger is a natural antiviral which helps to fight against illness and bacteria that causes cold.
  • It helps to stimulate perspiration that cleanses the system and brings down body temperature.
  • It contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which help to boost up the immune system.
  • It acts as an antihistamine and decongestant that helps to ease colds symptoms.
  • It contains chemicals called sesquiterpenes which are specifically used to target rhinoviruses (the most common family of cold viruses).
  • It is a natural pain and fever reducer and also a mild sedative.
  • The anti-inflammatory gingerols and shaogals in ginger root will help to relieve a sore throat quickly.
During this period of festivals, many of you may have overeaten while celebrating, causing problems to your stomach. Ginger is also an effective digestive aid and natural remedy for nausea.

How to make ginger tea

You may use half teaspoon of powdered ginger or cut 2 to 3 slices of fresh ginger root and steep in hot water. A cup a day of ginger tea will keep the cold away.

Other way of taking ginger is by eating sliced/shredded ginger.

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