Ginger; it’s a big part of the dining experience throughout much of Asia. You’ve probably encountered this herb in your tea, next to your sushi, or, indeed, hiding amid many of the dishes here at our Seattle Korean restaurant. And it’s a good thing that you have, too, as the health benefits of ginger are not to be underestimated:
Digestive Health: Ginger is great for your digestive system. It stimulates the release of digestive enzymes, easing the process of breaking down fats and proteins while simultaneously neutralizing some of the harsh acids that can cause heartburn. Ginger has been used as a cure for nausea, morning sickness, motion sickness, diarrhea, and gas.
Circulatory Health: Ginger is an anti-inflammat, allowing it to open up blood vessels while it stimulates the flow of blood and prevents clotting. Meanwhile, it also helps to reduce the amount of harmful cholesterol absorbed into the blood.
Curative Properties: Ginger is a natural decongestant, antihistamine, and anti-inflammat. It also boasts powerful fever-stopping attributes, and has demonstrated an ability to prevent the replication of certain viruses. The herb has even been used to inhibit the growth of some cancer cells, or even wipe them out entirely.