Ginger For Health and Medicine Benefits are numerous because of an active component Gingerol  that makes it a perfect immunity booster. Gingerol inducing the production of heat properties that keeps the body warm,  boost the metabolism and promote it as a great immunity booster.

In a tweet, Ministry of Ayush said, “Ginger from your kitchen can go a long way in keeping diseases at bay. The humble ginger not only adds flavour to your dishes but also serves up numerous health benefits.

Table Of Contents

1) Ginger For Health Benefits

2) Ginger Components 

3) Ginger Nutrient value

4) Uses Of Ginger

5) Side Effects Of Ginger

6) Conclusion

Ginger benefits and uses

Ginger for Health Benefits

Gingerols increase the ability of movement of the gastrointestinal  tract using metabolic energy . It diminished sensation to pain along with anti-inflammatory,  anti-bacterial, nerve soothing or make feel less worried , antipyretic(reduces fever) properties which help in keeping several bodily disorder away and helps fighting infections. Ginger For Health Benefits are countless by virtue of its antimicrobial, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties.

1)Ginger Increase Immunity

  • Ginger (Adrak) has anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties therefore gives various health and medicinal benefits along with immune-boosting power and simultaneously  protect  the body from damage by free radicals.
  • Ginger honey increases the production of white blood cells which makes the immune system stronger. It also contains zinc, magnesium and chromium which also strengthen the immune system.

2)Ginger Provide Protection against Infections

  • Ginger reduce infections and removing toxins from the respiratory tract, resulted in the production of free radicals thus developed oxidative stress and  protect our body .
  • As Ginger (Adrak) has proven antibacterial and antiviral properties so it helps to support the immune system as well as prevent nausea and soothe an upset stomach.
  • Gingerol, which is known to help in lowering the risk of infections. Ginger water can actually prevent the growth of many bacteria in the body. 
  • It provides protection against invading micro-organisms, including bacteria such as Coli and Staphylococcus aureus (a common cause of skin infections) and fungi, including Candida albicans


3)Ginger Treats Inflammation

  • Ginger (Adrak) is a natural blood thinner and contains a phenolic anti-inflammatory compound called gingerol that may be responsible for relaxing blood vessels.
  • It help decrease inflammation, nausea and  infection and improve cognitive function, according to a 2011 study published in Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
  • It has powerful anti-fungal and antimicrobial compounds.
  • Ginger Antioxidants properties fight reactive oxygen species (ROS), which cause oxidative stress and damage your cells.
  • Ginger is high in gingerol, which has powerful antioxidant properties. Therefore, drinking ginger water is beneficial as it can help in fighting the free radicals in the body, hence preventing them from damaging your tissues and organs.

4)Ginger Reduce menstrual cramps

  • Ginger (Adrak) root’s anti-inflammatory properties helpful for easing pain from menstrual cramps.
  • Research shows that taking ginger powder 500-2000 mg during the first 3-4 days of a menstrual cycle modestly decreases pain in women and teens with painful menstrual periods. 


5)Ginger Reducing gas and Improve digestion

  • Survey shows ginger increase the movement of food through stomach, improve digestion, decrease bloating, and reduce intestinal cramping.
  • Ginger great for gut health because it can promote movement through digestive tract, fight constipation and bloat,” says Brigitte Zeitlin, RD, owner of BZ Nutrition in NYC.
  • Gingerols soothe an irritated gastrointestinal mucosa, increase salivary secretion, stimulate bile production, increase gut motility, and reduce gastric spasms.
  • It increases the secretion of the powerful proteolytic and lipolytic enzymes trypsin and pancreatic lipase and may have a positive effect in constipation and in preventing colon cancer.
  • Mix Powdered form of ginger , cloves, cardamom and cumin , is helpful for digestive disease.


6)Ginger Prevent From Cancer

  • Researchers have found evidence that gingerol has cancer-fighting abilities, and help in the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.
  • Ginger high antioxidant content is likely responsible for fighting off cancer cell growth.
  • Survey suggest that the anti-inflammatory properties reduce risk for cancer and it is proved that ginger is one of  most powerful anti-inflammatories.
  • According to a study by the British Journal of Nutrition, researchers found that ginger was very effective in blocking prostate cancer cells and their growth.
  • A 2012 study published in The British Journal of Nutrition found that ginger extract protect against pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer cell growth.
  • Ginger play vital role in Prevention and Treatment of Gastrointestinal Cancer.


7)Ginger Prevent Common Cold or Flu

  • The ginger compounds gingerol and shogaol may help fight off a cold because they can lower a fever, reduce pain, and suppress a cough.One study found fresh ginger may be effective against the respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV), a common cause of cold-like symptoms and respiratory infections. 
  • Ginger (Adrak) contains chemicals called sesquiterpenes that fight against cold viruses and reduces the inflammation, suppress coughing and soothes a sore and scratchy throat. 


8)Ginger Treats Osteoarthritis

  • Ginger  is very effective at reducing symptoms of osteoarthritis. 
  • According to “UW Health in Wisconsin”  Foods high in anti-inflammatory compounds can help to ‘put out the fire’ and potentially improve joint pain, as Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties which helpful for arthritis, arthralgia. It may also decrease pain in arthritis.

  • According to a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, where subjects with knee pain were given either ginger extract or a placebo twice dailyThose who took the ginger supplement reported a 13 percent higher reduction in pain than those given the placebo.
  • Ginger  is also useful in osteoarthritis. This may be due to its inhibition of prostaglandin and leukotriene synthesis.


9) Ginger for Hair 

  • Helps in Hair Growth: Ginger increases the blood circulation to the scalp of your hair and this enables hair growth.
  • Prevents Dandruff: Ginger consists of antiseptic properties that help prevent dandruff. Consuming ginger helps you sweat and when you sweat from your hair, it produces natural oils that act as antiseptics preventing dandruff.
  • Treats Split Ends: Ginger has antioxidants in it that can prevent split ends and dry hair related problems.
  • Reduces Hair Fall: Ginger root can prevent hair loss.
  • Moreover, the presence of Vitamin A and C improves the texture of your hair.

10)Ginger for Skin

  • Anti-Ageing: Wrinkles are the first sign of ageing and a little bit of ginger tea every day can remove those wrinkles and prevent ageing.
  • Glowing Skin: Applying a little bit of ginger on your skin can refresh your skin and make it glow. The same can be the case if you just have a glass of ginger tea.
  • Skin Toning: Ginger makes your skin look healthy and softens it, thus making it look young and fresh.
  • Reduces White Scars: Ginger has the capability of reducing white scars 
  • Due to the Ginger, antioxidants and vitamins it gives natural glow to skin.  It clears your blood and has antibacterial properties that help in treating and preventing skin disease.

11)Ginger Lower Blood pressure

  • Ginger is a potent blood thinner. So, drinking ginger water is a wonderful way of regulating your blood pressure levels.
  • Being a mild stimulant, ginger water can help in reducing the issue of hypertension or high blood pressure. 

12)Ginger Prevent Nausea

  •  Ginger helps to break up the gas trapped in the intestines and stomach and drive it downwards through the rectum.
  • In vomiting sensation ginger is a natural home remedy to prevent it.

13)Ginger Protects DNA

  • Ginger is loaded with antioxidants, compounds that prevent stress and damage to your body’s DNA. 
  • Ginger protects your DNA from getting damaged and causing deformity among newborn. Also, some researchers conducted a study covering 100 fertile men wherein they were given 500mg of ginger powder for a continuous 3 months and this had resulted in the increase of sperm quality. Thus, ginger is said to protect your DNA.

14)Ginger Prevent Heart Disease

  • It reduces cholesterol and lowers your risk of having any sort of blood clots.
  • Study also found that ginger can reduce lipoproteins—a major risk factor for heart disease.
  • One 2014 study showed that ginger can lower your total cholesterol and triglycerides levels, while a study conducted in 2008 showed that it can reduce your LDL cholesterol levels and boost your HDL cholesterol. You can take ginger as a supplement or powder or simply added, raw, to food.
  • ginger has been used for centuries to treat a variety of cardiovascular conditions. In theory, ginger helps reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.

15)Ginger Improves Brain Functionality

  • The anti-inflammatory properties available in ginger helps in good brain functionality.
  • It basically increases presence of mind.
  • Ginger root can improve cognitive function as per a study by the Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.


16)Ginger Treats Muscle Pain

  • It has powerful pain relieving properties which relieves muscle pain. 
  • Ginger also contains gomgerol and shogaol. They both aid in pain relief and decrease inflammation.


17)Ginger Protects the Liver

  • There are heavy metal and drugs that get deposited on liver and ginger wash it away.
  • It protects liver from damaging and scaring.

18)Ginger Regulate blood sugar

  • Ginger helps manage diabetes by stimulating the production of insulin and keep metabolism lively, reducing overall risk of diabetes
  • In one study on people with type 2 diabetes, researchers found that those who took 1600 milligrams (mg) of ginger powder for 12 weeks had improved insulin sensitivity, lower triglycerides, and lower total cholesterol when compared with the control group.
  • According to a study published in the Journal of Ethnic Foods, taking ginger may help reduce A1C levels and fasting serum glucose levels in people with type-2 diabetes. A1C is a common diabetes test that tends to measure your average blood sugar level over a two- to three-month period.
  • Another study published in the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine reported that compared with the placebo group, ginger powder helped improve glycaemic control in adults with type-2 diabetes who were not on insulin.
  • A study published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, ginger has potential blood-sugar controlling mechanism. Basically, ginger tends to inhibit enzymes that affect how carbs are metabolised and insulin sensitivity as a whole, thereby leading to greater glucose absorption in the muscles.
  • As per a study published in the European Journal of Pharmacology, two different ginger extracts, spissum and an oily extract, interact with serotonin receptors to reverse their effect on insulin secretion. Treatment with these extracts led to a 35 percent drop in blood glucose levels and 10 percent increase in plasma insulin levels.
  • The presence of gingerols, the major active component of ginger rhizome is said to improve the uptake of glucose into muscle cells without using insulin, and may therefore help in the management of high blood sugar levels. This was reported in the journal Planta Medica.

19)Ginger For Health

  • Ginger (Adrak) decrease chronic pain and might even possess cholesterol lowering properties. 
  • It can prevent certain types of bacteria, such as Salmonella (a type of food poisoning). 
  • The spice’s anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties help control the process of ageing.
  • Ginger(Adrak) contains chemicals called sesquiterpenes which treat cold viruses. This immune-boosting spice also has antibacterial properties which cure nausea.
  • The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in ginger improve the immunity of the body. 
  • Ginger can increase blood flow to the penile muscles and enhance your control to ejaculate. It heat up the body and retain an erection. whereas honey can increase the potency of ginger.
  • Ginger is a metabolism-boosting substance that may temporarily increase thermogenesis in your body, where your body burns stored up fat to create heat, with beneficial impacts on overall metabolism and fat storage.
  • Accordingly, dietary ginger root may enhance testosterone production by boosting the production of NO and increasing the blood flow in the testis.

Thus from above description Ginger for health, medicine and disease are well understood.

According to the book Healing Foods by DK Publishing, its active constituent “Gingerol has analgesic, sedative, antipyretic and antibacterial effects, another component zingerone is an antioxidant.”  

The book Healing Foods says that ginger “protects and heals the gut, hastens the movement of food through the gastrointestinal tract, and reduces wind, bloating and cramps. It also awakens the taste buds, and gets digestive juices flowing.” According to The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Dr. Vasant Lad, “The first key to prevention of indigestion is to enhance the digestive fire. One of the best herbs to kindle agni is ginger. Before each meal, chop or grate a little fresh ginger, add a few drops of lime juice and a pinch of salt, and chew it up.”

In short concluded Ginger for health are as follows

1)Ginger protects cells from the damaging effects of oxidation.

2)It counteract the formation of tumours.

3)It prevent the development of cancer cell.

4)It promotes a reduction of lipid levels in the blood.

5)Ginger give positive effect on cardiac function or strengthening effect on the heart and increase cardiac output.

6)It has cell-killing behaviour just like Chemotherapy and radiotherapy thus body uses to get rid of unneeded or abnormal cells.

7) Ginger Used to help regulate or normalize the immune system effects or in other words it has  immunomodulatory effects.

Ginger Components 

Ginger is packed with following 

  • Gingerols ( which is the predominant phenol and most important of the pungent constituents in ginger oil. It exhibit a host of biological activities, ranging from anticancer, anti-oxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic to various central nervous system activities.
  • Paradols(protect us like umbrella),
  • Sesquiterpenes(use as antimalarials and prevention of neurodegeneration, antimigraine activity, analgesic and soothing activities, helpful in treatment of cardiovascular diseases etc ),
  • Shogaols(dehydration form of ginger, possess anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities),
  • Zingerone( potent anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antilipolytic, antidiarrhoeic, antispasmodic, and so forth properties. Besides, it displays the property of enhancing growth and immune stimulation. It behaves as appetite stimulant, anxiolytic, antithrombotic, radiation protective, and antimicrobial).

Total antioxidant strength measured in terms of oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) of ginger root is 14,840 µmol TE/100 g.

Ginger Nutrient value for  100 g are following 

Principle Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA
Energy 80 Kcal 4%
Carbohydrates 17.77 g 13.5%
Protein 1.82 g 3%
Total Fat 0.75 g 3%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 2.0 g 5%
Folates 11 µg 3%
Niacin 0.750 mg 4.5%
Pantothenic acid 0.203 mg 4%
Pyridoxine 0.160 mg 12%
Vitamin A 0 IU 0%
Vitamin C 5 mg 8%
Vitamin E 0.26 mg 1.5%
Vitamin K 0.1 µg 0%
Sodium 13 mg 1%
Potassium 415 mg 9%
Calcium 16 mg 1.6%
Copper 0.226 mg 25%
Iron 0.60 mg 7.5%
Magnesium 43 mg 11%
Manganese 0.229 mg 10%
Phosphorus 34 mg 5%
Zinc 0.34 mg 3%

Uses Of Ginger

According to Ayurveda the multiple beneficial Uses of ginger, makes it the remarkable herbs. It has been refer as a cooking and medicinal spice in many traditional cultures. Ginger can be eaten fresh, dried and stored as a spice, in form of tablets, capsules and liquid extracts. 

Hence Ginger For Health describe the medicinal, chemical, and pharmacological properties of ginger. The many medicinal properties of ginger have been widely researched .

Following Are The Uses of Ginger

1)Uses of Ginger As Ginger Tea  

How To Make Ginger Tea

uses of ginger

Take 2 cup of water in pan, add  one three-inch pieces of raw ginger . Boil it till 1 cup water remaining in pan. Add one tablespoon of raw honey and one tablespoon of lemon juice. Ginger Tea is ready to drink. 

Ginger Tea Benefits

Ginger tea can help relieve congestion associated with the common cold. It is also traditionally used for stomach problems, most famously for preventing or stopping nausea, soak inflamed joints and fight respiratory problems. It has calming properties that may help lower stress and tension.

2)Uses of Ginger As Ginger Water

How to Make Ginger Water

Take fresh Ginger root or Ginger root slices in small amount of water and boil it till water reduced to half. Now cooling and straining the liquid called Ginger water to relieve common cold, cough, and sore throat.

uses of ginger

 Drinking ginger water early in the morning in empty stomach can keep blood sugar levels balanced and also reduces the risk of heart diseases by balancing the cholesterol levels in the body.


Ginger Water Benefits

According to Macrobiotic Nutritionist and Health Practitioner Shilpa Arora, “Ginger water aids digestion and helps in treating cold and flu infections. In her book, “Home Doctor”, Dr. P.S. Phadke mentions that sipping ginger water regularly can help cure kidney problems, arthritis, allergies and cold. 

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Side Effects of Ginger (Adrak)

Ginger For Health are universally accepted and has been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. However, excess consumption may have some serious Side Effects of Ginger.

Ginger taken widely as medicinal treatment. While the side effects of ginger largely happen due to excessive intake of ginger, in many cases it aggravates health issues and causes adverse effects  like induce irritation in and around the mouth, heartburn, and diarrhoea in some people. The chief adverse effect of ginger is mild gastrointestinal irritation. But it is true that a herb so powerful have some sorts of side-effects. In fact herbalists advise not to take more than 4 grams of ginger in a single day. 

Following are Some Side Effects Of Ginger

1. Excessive Bleeding During Menstruation

Ginger is considered a natural blood thinner. This is why some menstruating women may experience increased bleeding if they consume excessive ginger in their diets. This blood thinning action of ginger is due to the presence of the acid salicylate, which has anti-coagulation properties means prevent the formation of blood clots.

2. Hypoglycaemia(excessive lowering of blood sugar)

Ginger and ginger extracts have been known to help diabetes patients reduce blood sugar or glucose levels. This is due to the presence of the main active compound of the root- gingerols- which enhance the uptake of glucose into muscle cells without the need for insulin. Therefore, non-diabetics or people with low blood sugar levels may use ginger with caution.

3. Disturbed Digestion

Although ginger is said to be an effective home remedy for a number of gastric issues like heartburn, gas and bloating, it may result in completely opposite symptoms if consumed in excess. Consuming over 4 or 5 gms of ginger per day may result in mild heart burn and may even trigger gas and bloating.

4. Low Blood Pressure

When consumed in excess by people suffering from low blood pressure, it may further lead to a BP drop, severe heart problems and leading to a number of unprecedented complications.

5. Miscarriage

According to certain experts, consuming ginger can increase the risk of miscarriage.Ginger can increases the bleeding risk by decreasing aggregation of platelets means due to its anti-platelet (blood thinning) properties.

6. Diarrhea

If taken in large quantities, ginger can cause diarrhea. Gingerols, the active ingredients in ginger, speed up the passage of food through the intestines and may cause diarrhea.

7. Cause Heartburn

Ginger, when taken in higher doses (more than 4 grams per day), may cause mild heartburn. As per anecdotal evidence, other likely side effects include an upset stomach and belching.

8. Cause Mouth Irritation

This is also called Oral Allergy Syndrome. Certain allergies occur when you consume certain foods. The symptoms are generally specific to the ears, skin, and mouth. 

9. Frequent Urination

Excess consumption of lemon ginger tea  may cause frequent urination. 

10. Ginger Water

The side effects include heartburn, stomach ache, gas, and a burning sensation in the mouth.

11. Avoid  Gallstones Patient

Ginger stimulates many secretary glands in the body; it has “sialogogic” effect (increases salivary juice secretion in the mouth) on salivary glands; increase bile secretion and its release. Thus better to avoid gallstones patient.

It’s better not to use ginger if you have certain medical conditions due to some side effects of ginger. If you have any bleeding disorder, cardiac disease, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure (hypertension) or low blood pressure (hypotension), consult with your physician. Do not use if you have a hypersensitivity or gallbladder disease.


It is proved from above details description Ginger For Health are numerous and in low cost people can get countless health and medicinal benefits. Thus above studies shown that benefits of ginger  have manifold remedy. Consuming ginger tea on an empty stomach, in the morning, could keep away many diseases and strengthen the immune system.

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