Have you been looking for possible ways towards improving your Immunity and having a sound state of health? Have you long awaited finding sustained solution towards becoming ill easily? Search no more help has come. The help you've long been searching for lies in the use of Garlic and Ginger.
Garlic and Ginger are two plant products many individuals take for granted, without knowing the amount of treasure hidden in these misconcepted unpleasant plants as many may refer to them. Research shows that both Garlic and Ginger are enriched with many active antimicrobial and antioxidant agents which when consumed regularly can guarantee one of stable and sustained good health. Patiently read on as I reveal this ancient knowledge.
Medicinal Uses of Garlic and Ginger
Garlic (Allium sativum):
is a widely consumed spice in the world. Many unconsciously employ it in their day to day cooking activities without actually knowing the medicinal value. Many on the other hand detest this wonderful spicy crop due to the strong smell it possesses. But on the contrary, garlic contains various biologically active compounds, such as allicin, alliin, diallyl sulfide, diallyl disulfide, diallyl trisulfide, ajoene, and S-allyl-cysteine which have effective antimicrobial and antioxidant properties important for good health.
Medicinal Uses of Garlic:
1. Using Garlic to Boost the Immune System:
Garlic can boost the number of virus-fighting T-cells in the bloodstream thereby giving one a reinforced protection against invasion of the body by disease causing microorganisms. To achieve this, chew 10-15 seeds of garlic everyday; you can also boil few cloves together with lemon and drink three time daily.
2. Using Garlic to relieve High Blood Pressure
Taking garlic by mouth seems to reduce systolic blood pressure (the top number) by about 7-10 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) by about 4-7 mmHg in people with high blood pressure. This is so in that the chemicals contained in garlic thins out the blood, and enhances a smooth flow of blood through the circulatory vessels. Taking few seeds every day would bring about these drops in pressure.
3. Using Garlic to relieve Atherosclerosis
As people age, their arterial walls tend to lose their elastic and flexible ability. Garlic seems to reduce this effect. Consuming a calculated amount of garlic or garlic supplements (Allicor, INAT-Farma) twice daily for 24 months seems to reduce how much hardening of the arteries progresses. Higher doses of garlic or the supplements seem to provide more benefits in women than men when taken over a four-year period. Treatment with other products containing garlic along with other ingredients (Kyolic, Total Heart Health, Formula 108, Wakunaga) have also shown benefits.
4. Use of Garlic to reduce High Level of Cholesterol or other Fats in the Blood
Research and reliable evidence shows that taking garlic may reduce total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL, "bad" cholesterol) in people with high levels of blood cholesterol. As a remedy, garlic appears to work best if taken daily for more than 8 weeks. Resultantly, people who consume much of red meats and eggs, need make garlic their closest ally.
5. Using Garlic as possible prevention for Prostate Cancer
Studies carried out on Men in China who eat about one clove of garlic daily showed that these men have a 50% lower risk of developing prostate cancer. Similarly, a population research carried out showed that eating garlic may be associated with a reduced risk of developing prostate cancer. Hence eating one clove of garlic every day offers a long lasting protection against prostate malignancies.
6. Using Garlic to treat RingWorm and Athlete's Foot
Applying a gel containing 0.6% ajoene, a chemical agent in garlic, twice daily for one week seems to be as effective as antifungal medication for treating ringworm. For athlete foot, applying a gel containing 1% ajoene, seems to be effective for treating athlete's foot.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale):
Is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger, or ginger root, is largely used as a spice and as a herbal medicine. Ginger is enriched with various chemical constituents such as phenolic compounds, terpenes, polysaccharides, lipides, organic acids and raw fibers. The health benefits of ginger are mainly attributed to its phenolic compounds, such as gingerols and shogaols. Accumulated investigations have showed that ginger possesses multiple biological activities, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anticancer, neuroprotective, cardiovascular protective, respiratory protective, antiobesity, antidiabetic, antinausea, and antiemetic activities, all being attributed to its various chemical constituents.
Medicinal Uses of Ginger:
Ginger can be consumed whole, squashed, boiled and drunk or prepared into a tea. Whichever way it's consumed, the medical value is still elicited.
1. Use of Ginger to Reduce Gas and Improve Digestion
Several studies have been carried out to investigate ginger’s effects on the gases that form in the gastrointestinal tract during digestion. Such researches indicated that enzymes in ginger can help the body break up and expel these gases, providing relief from any discomfort. Ginger also appears to have positive effects on the enzymes trypsin and pancreatic lipase, which are important for digestion. In addition, ginger may help increase bowel movements suggesting that it may relieve or prevent constipation.
2. Use of Ginger to Relieve a Cold or Flu
Ginger is very useful in the relieve of cold or flu. In 2013, researchers studied the effects of fresh and dried ginger on a respiratory virus found in human cells.These results indicated that fresh ginger may help protect the respiratory system. This proves that Ginger should be among the condiments any household must have in stock especially during the very cold seasons of every year.
3. Use of Ginger to Relieve Pains
Researchers behind a small study, which included some volunteers, found that a daily dosage of 2 grams (g) of raw or heated ginger reduced exercise-induced muscle cramps by about 25%. Similarly a 2016 review of several studies concluded that ginger may help reduce dysmenorrhea — pain right before or during menstruation. Ginger is also effective for relieving all other forms of bodily pains.
4. Use of Ginger for improving Cardiovascular Health
There are some evidence that ginger extract may help improve cardiovascular diseases. For example, a study found that a dosage of 5g or more can yield significant, beneficial antiplatelet activity. This property makes ginger especially useful in treating many heart diseases. Similarly, as a blood blood thinner, ginger consumption can help relieve high blood pressure.
5. Use of Ginger as preventive measure against Cancers
Although ginger does not provide ample amount of protein or other nutrients, it is a very good source of antioxidants. For this reason, ginger can reduce various forms of oxidation reactions in the body, which result from the oxidative activities of free radicals produced from metabolism.The body needs to remove these free radicals to prevent them from damaging the cells which can result in a range of diseases, including cancer.
Hence, we can see how useful Garlic and Ginger can be towards improving and sustaining the general well-being. From the foregoing we have been able to reveal how important it is making Garlic and Ginger integral parts of our daily meals especially at this point in time where the COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging the world.
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