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5 Benefits of ginger as a herbal remedy for lowering cholesterol to rheumatism

KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. Crab ginger is processed into a drink that warms the body. You need to know, this is the benefit of ginger as an herbal medicine.

What do you think about Ginger?

Some people will definitely answer kitchen spices or empon-empon.

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Ginger, one of the spices that is never absent in the kitchen spice box some people. Understandably, crab ginger is used as a spice in cooking.

Not only that, not a few people deliberately brew ginger with warm water to warm the body.

Apart from being a cooking spice, ginger is included in the ranks of herbal plants. Ginger is believed to be able to cure a number of diseases.

As information, ginger plants are quite common in yards or gardens. Ginger is a plant that bears fruit all year round. Meanwhile, ginger is widely available in traditional markets to modern shops.

Ginger content

Who doesn’t know ginger. Yes, ginger is indeed one of the most popular spices in Indonesia.

Quoting from a book entitled Findings, Pharmacy Living in the Yard by Ir. H Rahmat Rukmana, MBA., M.Sc. Ginger is rich in essential oils.

Launching from a book entitled Jahe by Hesti Dwi Setyaningrum, Cahyo Saparinto, ginger contains vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, fat, protein, starch, organic acids, dammar, zingeron, cineol, and oleoresin.

The content of these vitamins and minerals makes ginger believed to be able to prevent and cure a number of diseases.

Benefits of ginger as a herbal medicine

From the ginger plant, the part used as medicine is the root alias.

As an herbal medicine, ginger is not only consumed but also used as an external medicine (according to the type of disease). Here are the benefits of ginger for your body’s health.

1. Increase endurance

Quoting from Kompas.com, ginger can increase endurance. This has been proven in a study.

Based on research, ginger extract can inhibit the growth of several strains of respiratory tract pathogens.

2. Rheumatic drugs

You suffer from joint pain, aka rheumatism? Instead of continuing to take medication your doctor can use ginger as an herbal medicine.

Just so you know, ginger is rich in essential oils which are believed to be able to relieve joint pain.

How to treat rheumatism with ginger is quite easy. You roast the ginger and then mash it. You put the hot ginger mash on the area of ​​the body that feels pain.

3. Lower cholesterol

In a study, ginger can reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the body.

To experience these benefits, cholesterol sufferers can consume ginger without sugar.

4. Reducing nausea and vomiting

In addition to increasing body immunity, ginger is also able to reduce nausea and vomiting. A study shows consuming about 1 gram of ginger per day can help reduce postoperative nausea and vomiting.

Not only that, ginger is also able to reduce nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness, chemotherapy, and indigestion.

5. Dry cough

Ginger contains active compounds and is anti-inflammatory. That is, ginger can be a herbal dry cough medicine.

How to consume ginger as a cough medicine is quite easy. You boil 20-40 grams of ginger in four glasses of water. You boil the ginger until it boils then drink it while it’s warm.

Launching from Kompas.com, ginger has a side effect of disrupting the blood thinning process and can reduce blood sugar levels.

It’s a good idea to take ginger herbal medicine according to the dosage, aka not excessive.

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