Ginger is a big part of the culinary tradition throughout most of Asia. You’ve probably encountered this herb in your tea, next to your sushi, or, indeed, hiding amid many of the dishes here at our Bellevue Korean restaurant. And it’s a good thing that you have, too, for the health benefits of ginger are not to be underestimated:
Digestive Benefits: Ginger is often used for digestive ailments. It stimulates the release of digestive enzymes, facilitating the breakdown of fats and proteins while simultaneously neutralizing some of the acids responsible for heartburn. Ginger has been used as a cure for many forms of nausea, diarrhea, and gas.
Circulatory Benefits: Ginger is an anti-inflammat, allowing it to open up constricted blood vessels while it stimulates the flow of blood and protects against clotting. It also reduces the amount of harmful cholesterol absorbed into the blood, keeping your heart clean and healthy.
Curative Benefits: Ginger is a natural antihistamine, decongestant, and anti-inflammatory agent. It also features powerful fever-breaking attributes, and has demonstrated an ability to prevent the replication of some viruses. The herb has even been used to inhibit the growth of many kinds cancer cells, or even kill them off entirely.