Ginger contains chromium, magnesium and zinc, which improve blood circulation, reduce cholesterol, control blood pressure. This reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Ginger stimulates the digestive fire, which increases appetite. By sprinkling salt on ginger pieces before meals, the secretion of saliva increases, which helps in digestion.
According to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, ginger destroys ovarian cancer cells.
Ginger prevents complications from diabetes. Ginger protects the liver, kidney and central nervous system of a person suffering from diabetes.
Ginger is a natural painkiller. It contains a compound called gingerol, which reduces joint and muscle pain.
Ginger strengthens the immune system, so that common problems like cold, cough and flu do not bother. It is very effective in cough, sore throat and bronchitis.
It has been revealed in a study that ginger is as effective as common migraine medicine in migraine. The best part is that unlike migraine medicine, it has no side effects. Ginger also provides relief in period pain.
Ginger is also effective in treating breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer. An anti-cancer drug called beta-elementin is made from ginger.