How To Use Ginger As a Medicine For Great Health

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Nausea, vomiting, joint pain and even cancer – ginger root, which is available to us all year round in every supermarket or market, can work wonders when it comes to our health. This medicinal plant has not only taste, but added value. In this article you will discover what types of problems it is suitable for, how to consume it and how to store it at home.

Ginger has been known for over two thousand years as a medicinal herb effective in treating digestive problems, nausea, hangover and gases. Modern studies have found that it is effective in the treatment of vomiting, protects the gastric mucosa and improves inflammatory conditions.


Ginger improves the absorption of food nutrients and increases the availability of active ingredients in body tissues. The taste and aroma of fresh ginger are intensified the more mature the plant is, and it is considered non toxic and safe for everyday use.

Adding ginger to your diet is also one of the 70 habits featured in my e-book 70 Powerful Habits For A Great Health which will guide you how to take positive steps to improve your wellness and overall health.

 Here are 6 reasons to consume ginger to improve your health:

1. Soothes the digestive system

Ginger improves the digestive system, stimulates, helps in the absorption of nutrients, absorbs gases and toxins and helps the skin to release toxins. This is one of the Top 10 Herbs To Improve Digestion.

2 . Reduces nausea and vomiting

Recent studies show that ginger is very effective in preventing nausea, especially seasickness. Ginger has a great effect that has been proven to be very effective in preventing vomiting during pregnancy. Compared with conventional drugs that may harm the fetus, ginger is safe to use without side effects and you need a relatively small amount of it. Ginger is also one of the natural remedies for dry heaving.

3. Anti-inflammatory

If you suffer from arthritis pain in the knees, consuming ginger on a daily basis can definitely help. Ginger contains powerful anti-inflammatory substances called gingerols. These have been tested in various research of rheumatic diseases such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. The participants in the research reported a gradual reduction of pain, improving agility and movement and reduction in swelling when using ginger regularly. Find here more anti inflammatory foods.


4. Protects against colon cancer

These gingerols, the main active ingredient in ginger, that are also responsible for the special taste, may prevent the growth of colon cancer cells, according to a 2003 study. This study showed that ginger is effective in preventing and treating colon cancer.

Read this related article: How Ginger Destroys Prostate, Ovarian and Colon Cancer Better Than Chemo

 5. Kills ovarian cancer cells

Studies at the University of Michigan showed that gingerols also cause death to ovarian cancer cells. The ginger ingredients have been proven to have antioxidant, anti- inflammatory and anti- cancer properties. Ginger has the ability to reduced inflammatory in cell components attributed to the development of ovarian cancer, as well as components responsible for cell proliferation and distribution. Conventional chemotherapy treatments do the same action, but may cause the cancer cells to develop immunity against drugs.


 6. Stimulates the immune system

Ginger not only warms us on a cold day, but it can also help in causing healthy sweating which is good to reduce fever in colds and flu. This sweating can stimulate the immune system and help the body cope better with the disease. German researchers recently found that the sweat triggers substances in the immune system that help fighting against various infections. Find here more ways to boost your immune system.

7. Helps you Lose Weight

According to the ancient practice of Ayurveda, eating and drinking ginger root can help keep your weight under control and research has confirmed this as well. You can find the exact information about it my post on how to use ginger to lose weight and belly fat which also includes a recipe of a ginger drink for weight loss and better digestion.

 How much ginger should be consumed?

Ginger is so concentrated with active ingredients, that you don’t need to use much of it to enjoy its health benefits. As for nausea for example, tea with 1-2 inches of fresh ginger in hot water may be all you need to calm the stomach. For rheumatic arthritis pain you need even smaller amount of ginger in food or tea each day. People who consumed larger amounts of ginger reported rapid and better relief.


How to buy and store ginger?

If possible, choose fresh ginger and not the dry spice, as fresh ginger is more powerful because it not only tastes stronger but its health effect is stronger as well, and contains much more gingerols and anti-inflammatory ingredients.

When you buy ginger, notice that it is stiff to the touch and has smooth skin. Young fresh ginger doesn’t require peeling of the skin and can be grated as it is. However ginger that was left on the shelf for a long time will have a hard skin that needs to be peeled, and it will also be more fibrous.

Fresh ginger can be stored in the refrigerator up to three weeks when it is not peeled, or in the freezer up to six months. Dried ginger powder should be stored in sealed glass jar in a cool, dark and dry place. If you keep it in the refrigerator, it will extend its shelf life for up to one year.

Ginger – Precautions

Many people can experience improvements in health by using ground ginger in food or as a dietary supplement, but it’s not the right choice for everyone. There are certain groups of people that should avoid ginger consumption as it can interact with other medication and can worsen certain health conditions.

If you are interested in herbs and herbal remedies, you can find more useful information in my e-book the Herbal Remedies Guide. This guide will teach you how to treat common ailments using herbs.

Read my other related articles:

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2. How Ginger Destroys Cancer Better Than Chemo
3. How to Make Anti-Inflammatory and Pain Relief Turmeric Ginger Tea

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49 Responses to How To Use Ginger As a Medicine For Great Health

  1. Shannon says:

    Is the Ebook Herbal Remedy Guide in a text format? I use a screenreading software program that only reads text. I am blind and the program I use will read text only. I want the book at the $9 price, but I don’t know if it’ll read it for me.

    • Jenny says:

      The e-book is in a PDF format. I am not sure if your program would be able to read it but I offer 30 days money back guarantee. If your program cannot read it – you can just contact me and I will refund your payment.

  2. rosa alvarez says:

    I use ginger root root in my drinkin water

  3. sandy says:

    I would like to know if grating the fresh ginger and storing it in the fridge or freezer is a good way to go?

  4. chris says:

    I use between 5 and 7 lbs. of fresh ginger a week. I slice it up like chips and eat it that way. followed by lots of water! its so refreshing to me. I buy it at a local Asian market. the stuff in regular grocery stores is usually never very fresh. if the skin is not too bumpy or rough, I eat it with the skin on. the ginger with shiny skin turns out too bitter for me. and ‘baby ginger’ is the best! I don’t see that too often, though.

  5. Namfukwe says:

    I cut the the fresh ginger in small pieces and chew them followed with a glass of warm water.its feels great..

  6. Car Rims says:

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  7. maria says:

    I want to start taking ginger for better digestive health. How much should I take per day and how?

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Maria, the end of the article talks exactly about what you are asking: fresh ginger is the best. Make a tea with 1-2 inches of fresh ginger in hot water to relieve symptoms.

  8. Sunil Badwaik says:

    I am suffering from hypothyroid for last 20 years. Recently I started using ginger daily chewing small pieces every 2 hours. All the symptoms and problems of thyroid are disappeared completely and my health become very normal. My cholesterol, renal, thyroid and diabetes profiles turns out normal. Gave me lots of energy and made me active again. Ginger is like nectar to me. I recommend everybody to start using this very cheap herbal remedy cure for everything.

    • liliana c says:

      hi. so do you take medication for the thyroid desides the ginger?. just wondering since i have the same problem and i dont like the meds

    • mercedita mendoza says:

      When iread about this herbal medicine now I start usin. I hope its fine for me

  9. David says:

    I thank you very much for these valuable info on our health and wholeness

  10. pumla says:

    I’ve just say thank about this info but also I need this book where do I get it herbal remedies guide .

  11. ron says:

    It is dangerous to eat Ginger if you are taking Beta Blockers,or have certain lung medical advice first.

  12. BS Bisht says:

    I have been regular drinker of ginger’s tea. This is very powerful for stomach.

  13. ave says:

    I like all your recipes.

  14. Patricia Griggs says:

    I am interested in feeling better Naturally. through food, eating right. I have joint pain in my shoulders. Burning pain in my muscles neck area.

  15. Annie says:

    Please provide links or citations to studies you quote so we can read them, too! Also, it is unethical not to give credit to the original sources you use. Your site is obviously concerned with health ethics; why not use academic ethics, too?! Without including original sources, you may be quoting rumor or complete fiction.

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Annie, this is a fair comment. However when I use my resources, which are trusted and well known websites, such as webMD, Mayo Clinic, Maryland Medical Center, Livestrong, Medicinet and more, they themselves most of the times mention in general about the studies without providing a link to the original studies, so I am unable to detect the original studies. I don’t believe that such websites will quote rumor or complete fiction and I will be very surprised if they do so.

  16. Lisa Bryant says:

    I’d like to know if taking ginger in supplement form thats organically grown & excipient-free works. Each capsule contains 1,080mg. Any advice or something you can share on this, i would appreciate any feedback.

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Lisa, when taking ginger in a concentrated form, like supplement, there is a need to consult with a doctor first, as ginger can interfere with certain medications, such as blood clotting medications and more. I’ve seen in webMD and Maryland Medical Center that the dosage of 1000 mg is used for arthritis and nausea for example (250 mg 4 times daily), but your doctor needs to establish the right dosage for you according to your specific situation.

  17. Joanie says:

    I would love to know if I can control type 2 diabetes naturally with herbs? Tired of drugs! My body does not like them anymore.

  18. Audrey Mensah says:

    Very useful tips which all work very well to improve ones health.I like the articles posted.Very informative and helpful.

  19. Debby Blossey says:

    I know that Ginger is related to Tumeric. I have a Tumeric bulb in my fridge now – will that work the same way for us as Ginger does?

  20. ana lyn says:

    Ihave acid reflux..Is ginger tea beneficial to me since its a little bit spicy when you drink ginger tea

  21. Shary says:

    How many grams do you recomend to take per day?

  22. solome says:

    try moringa leaf

  23. Inderjit Singh Matharu says:

    I take one teaspoon of ginger juice daily. ….very useful to control my diabetes. ….

  24. Suba singh khehra says:

    I used it only in winter but now i will whole year Thanks for good information

  25. Teresa Gracie says:


    Great article, thank you. Someone mentioned that Beta-blockers and Ginger don’t go together, what do you think of this? I have been on 40 mg. Propanolol for years for Essential Tremor but now have chronic inflammation confirmed by my Neurologist. I am keen to start the ginger tea and would value your advice.

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Theresa, I have read that ginger may interfere with medications that change the contraction of the heart, including beta-blockers, digoxin, and other heart medications. In this case don’t take ginger without your doctor’s advice.

      • Judy says:

        I grow up using ginger when we cook chicken,fish and beef,i used to think that it’s just something to give the food extra taste..
        After reading this article,it finally made see i justturned 50 and just had my colonoscopy on may 31 2016 and the result was said i dont have to see them again after 10 years.
        It was the ginger i guess..

  26. Samuel ojei says:

    Thanks for this lecture. Vcr informative. Buy what about tumeric? Which I call the tender brother but have other healingeffect does it have restriction as ginger?

  27. Sylvia says:

    How to take ginger roots in a tea form. For fibromyalgia pls. Thanks

    • Jenny Hills says:

      To reduce pain and inflammation, slice 1-2 inches of fresh ginger and steep in a cup of hot water for up to 6 minutes (a study into the effects of heat on ginger compounds found that if the boiling or roasting time was limited to between 2 and 6 minutes, the antioxidant levels of 6-gingerol increased – see more in my article about The Amazing Benefits of Cooked and Dried Ginger). Alternatively, you can use dried ground ginger. In this case use 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger for a cup of water and steep for a few minutes. I couldn’t find official dosing instructions as for how much to take. You can drink 1 cup of it on days that you feel extra pain. You can also try this recipe for ginger turmeric tea to relieve pain and inflammation. Ginger is usually considered safe, however it has several side effects and can interfere with some drugs. Read more about it in my article “Ginger Should Be Avoided By These People“. Same for turmeric in this article.

  28. Harriett says:

    I have epilepsy. Should I ask my doctor before taking ginger root since it may not mix with my medician

  29. Sherrie G says:

    I take 1 teaspoon of ginger with fresh under processed local honey every day and my husband does too. He has had colon cancer before and ginger is a great addition to helping to stave off any future occurrences.

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