Experts Share 14 Benefits to Consuming Ginger

9. Stimulates the work of the brain

Ginger consumption slows down the aging and death of brain cells and resists such neurodegenerative diseases as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. What is more, ginger root improves all cognitive functions and helps keep the memory sharp.

8. Fights the aging process

Ginger contains a huge amount of antioxidants, speeds up the renewal processes in the body, and scavenges free radicals and toxins.

7. Helps with weight loss

Ginger contains lots of “burning” elements, speeds up metabolism, and reduces appetite. Add fresh ginger to your first and second courses and grated ginger to your drinks. If you drink tea with ginger 30 minutes before meals, you’ll eat less food. You can also drink one glass of kefir (yogurt) with grated ginger, cinnamon, and a pinch of red pepper.

6. Aphrodisiac

Ginger is mentioned in the Kama Sutra, and, according to some legends, it can keep the fire burning in one’s relationship. Ginger stimulates blood circulation, helps to boost hormones, and increases sensitivity.

5. Glowing and radiant skin

Mix equal amounts of grated ginger, honey, and lemon juice to rejuvenate skin and make it glow. Apply a mask to your face for 30 minutes.

4. Antitumor effect

Some elements in ginger are able to resist cancer and alleviate one’s condition during chemotherapy.

3. Helps get rid of pimples

  • Mix 1 tsp of grated ginger and 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar. Apply to each pimple to remove inflammation and redness quickly.
  • Mix 1 tsp of grated ginger, 1 tsp of honey, and some milk. Apply to your face, and leave for 10-15 minutes before washing off.

2. Normalizes blood composition

According to research, regular ginger consumption can normalize the level of cholesterol and blood sugar. It can also reduce the risk of potential complications. Moreover, ginger helps resist the formation of blood clots and high blood pressure. Boil some ginger with a cinnamon stick, let it cool down, and drink 2-3 times a day.

1. Stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss and dandruff

Ginger provides the scalp with blood inflow, supplies the roots with nutrients, and stimulates hair growth to prevent hair loss.

  • Hair-strengthening mask. Combine grated ginger and jojoba oil, and massage it into the hair and skin. Wash away after 30 minutes.
  • Stimulating hair growth. Drench some grated ginger and garlic with water, and leave for a while. Add some olive or coconut oil to this tincture, and massage into your hair roots.
  • A mask for dandruff. Mix 2 parts of freshly grated ginger and 3 parts of olive or sesame oil. Apply to your scalp, and leave for 15-25 minutes. Use twice a week.
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