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Help Maintain Blood Sugar Levels to Healthy Heart, Here Are 5 Health Benefits of Ginger

Benefits of ginger for health


Benefits of ginger for health

Bobo.id – It is no secret that our country is famous for its spices.

In fact, one of the reasons Indonesia was colonized was because other nations wanted to control spices.

Spices can indeed be used to make various dishes. Besides that, it is also often used as traditional medicine.

One of the spices that is often used is ginger. Friends must be familiar with this one spice, right?

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Ginger is a spice that comes from the rhizome plant. It provides a distinctive warm feeling when consumed.

That’s why ginger is often consumed in cold weather, such as during the rainy season.

Not only to warm the body, ginger can also bring many health benefits.

The following are five health benefits that can be obtained from consuming ginger. Come on, watch!

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1. Treating Colds and Flu

Ginger tea illustration

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Ginger tea illustration

Ginger is widely used by Asian countries to treat colds and flu.

A study published in Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that ginger exhibited antiviral properties for respiratory tract infections.

To get this benefit, we can consume ginger in the form of tea so that it can simultaneously relieve sore throat and cough.

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2. Relieves Asthma

Ginger is also used as a traditional medicine to treat respiratory problems. Even recent studies also say ginger has anti-inflammatory properties.

Zerumbone is the active compound in ginger that can help relieve asthma.

3. Improve Heart Health

Ginger protects heart health by lowering levels of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and increasing levels of HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol).

Ginger can also reduce the risk of blood clots, so it is also good for hypertension problems and keeps our heart healthy.

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4. Managing Diabetes

Diabetes illustration

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Diabetes illustration

Ginger helps regulate blood sugar levels in people who have type 2 diabetes.

To increase insulin resistance and control diabetes, we can try to start regularly consuming ginger.

A study published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine in 2014 showed that daily consumption of 3 capsules of ginger powder for 8 weeks is useful for patients with type 2 diabetes.

5. Relieves Diarrhea

Ginger has been used since ancient times to help with diarrhea.

In China, powdered ginger is given to people who have diarrhea and has been practiced for thousands of years.

Even scientists also concluded that this traditional medicine is indeed beneficial for diarrhea.

But keep in mind that consuming ginger shouldn’t be too much.

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