Ginger is an aromatic plant whose stem has been considered an ingredient in traditional Asian medicine for more than 2,000 years. Now, it grows in any tropical climate, making it easy to purchase in most countries of the world.
Currently, the qualities of this root have made it one of the most used in the home as it aromatizes food and adds a little flavor. For example, It has been related as an ideal ingredient to increase the body’s defenses.
Also, it is an ingredient used to aid digestion, reduce nausea and stimulate circulation, among other properties. This root also has ingredients that can give more vitality to the hair and well-being for the skin, due to its antioxidants that fight free radicals.
The Secretariat of Agroindustry of Argentina, also reports that ginger helps decongest the respiratory system, reduce cholesterol levels and reduce various inflammations. For this reason, eastern countries still consider ginger essential in the daily diet.
Despite the multiple benefits that ginger offers, according to the portal health180, there are some people who should not consume this root to avoid contraindications in the body or aggravate any pre-existing condition. Among these individuals are:
1. Those who are in the middle of menstruation: Because ginger is a vasodilator, it stimulates bleeding, meaning that bleeding may be greater and cause discomfort in women who experience it.
2. Those who take certain medications: It is not advisable to consume ginger when taking blood thinners or beta-blockers.
3. Pregnant women: Ginger compounds can cause premature contractions in pregnant women. What It can manifest itself in childbirth without having fulfilled the time stipulated by the doctor.
4. Underweight people: this ingredient is an appetite suppressant. In addition, it helps stimulate metabolism and burn fat, so it is possible that by consuming it, more weight loss is promoted.
5. People with heart disease: consuming ginger regularly can cause its compounds to generate cardiovascular problems, increasing the risk of arrhythmias or, in extreme cases, heart attacks.
6. People with blood disorders: As indicated, ginger is a vasodilator root, that is, it helps improve circulation, but those with hemophilia may have side effects and not be able to stop the bleeding.
Notably each of the above people should consult a doctor before eating a food other than that recommended in the diet. In this way, complications of existing comorbidities in the body will be avoided.
On the other hand, the most important benefits that can be obtained by consuming this plant, according to the sites health line Y Psychology and Mindson:
- Reduces nausea: This plant is used to relieve nausea caused by pregnancy. However, before consuming it, it is necessary to consult a doctor.
- Reduces muscle pain: ginger is also used to reduce or improve muscle pain caused by exercise. However, the improvement is not immediate, but progressive.
- Improves digestion: It is also used by people who suffer from digestive problems such as gastritis, constipation, among others, since it works as a stomach protector.
- Helps prevent cancer: its high content of gingerol gives it anticancer properties. Nevertheless, Keep in mind that the plant does not cure the disease.