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Ginger...The Herb with Many Healing Powers

Updated on January 2, 2014

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There are so many benefits with ginger. It is hard to summarize all it does. Ginger has enriched and improved my well-being, and I hope many more explore the ginger world!

This wonderfully healing and helpful herb, ginger root, has been around a very long-time. Ginger has been most helpful with my health ailments for the past 20 or more years of my life. I wanted to share the healing abilities of ginger with everyone since it has helped me tremendously throughout the years. Depending on the severity of your health ailment will depend on how many ginger capsules or raw ginger root pieces you will need to help ease your ailments. You can obtain and purchase ginger root or ginger capsules in a supermarket, drug store, or health food store locations near you.

I contracted rheumatoid arthritis 20 or more years ago. Over the years, I have researched the ginger and other helpful herb information to assist me with my rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory herb for sure! It has been a saver herb for me with my rheumatoid arthritis inflammation and joint pain. Throughout my life, I have become a firm believer in the power of herbs. The internet is a great tool to research herbs for health ailments, and I have been very fortunate to experience great health benefits from my herbal exploration research!

Some of my rheumatoid arthritis most common symptoms are the inflammation and joint pain and stiffness. Ginger illiminates all of my symptoms each day just by taking my raw ginger or capsules in the morning. Raw ginger, just like all raw and natural foods are best for your body and digestive system. It has also been helpful with people like me who experience rheumatoid arthritis and other forms of arthritis.

It took some time before I could eat raw pickled ginger to cleanse my palate when I was out enjoying sushi. Pickled ginger is usually sliced and served next to wasabi, the green spicy paste, served with sushi. Be ready for the spicy wasabi once it hits your mouth.

There may come a time in your life as the years go by that a change to your exercise regimen happens due to aging body changes. If I exercise too much or suffer from my rheumatoid arthritis, ginger has eased my inflammation and pain of my joints and muscular tissue.

Since ginger has circulation-increasing qualities, it has really kept my complexion and skin very clear, smooth, and healthy-looking. These factors about ginger's healing properties seem odd and amazing at the same time because it heals and helps so many different areas of the body in so many different ways.

My mother and father have high cholesterol and high blood pressure health histories, yet, I never had these health problems. I really believe taking ginger for 10 or more years has had a positive affect on my health since I have never have had high cholesterol or high blood pressure.

Diced ginger root
Diced ginger root

As far as the immune system help, here is a educational website I found during my research.

I encourage everyone to do their research with ginger root because it sure has helped me tremendously.

Lastly, I may have repeated myself, however, ginger has enriched and improved my life and well-being. I hope many more explore the ginger herb world! I will continue to recommend this herb to everyone throughout my life because ginger is faithful and comes to my aid everyday of my life.

Wishing you health and happiness always.


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    • lmlynde profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Nevada

      Yes...Ginger is very refreshing and compliments tea and soup! Thank you for sharing your experiences with ginger!

    • lmlynde profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Nevada

      Glad to share!

    • formosangirl profile image


      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      I made some ginger tea with fresh ginger, and this reminded me of the fresh fish soup with ginger that my mom loved to make. Ginger tea is very freshing. Voted up and useful.

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      Mike Russo 

      6 years ago from Placentia California

      Very informative. I'm voting up and going out and buying some ginger. Thanks for SHARING.

    • L.L. Woodard profile image

      L.L. Woodard 

      6 years ago from Oklahoma City

      Imlynde, thank you for following up with that information. I thought I had read something similar in the past, but wanted your insights. Thanks for sharing this important information.

      Voted up and SHARED.

    • lmlynde profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Nevada

      This is the true form of Curcumin if called Tumeric, and it is a compound of the Ginger Family. This is the Original Name - Turmeric (Curcuma longa) A Herbal Perennial Plant of the Ginger Family.

    • lmlynde profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Nevada

      Hi L.L. Woodard....Here's some information for you that I have found in researching the compounds of Ginger.

      Curcumin, an Indian curry spice is famously known for it's combative and healing properties with Cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Jaundice, Hepatitis, Diarrhea, Fibromyalgia, and Lowering Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Levels.

      In the antioxidant arena, water and fat-soluble Curcumin components exhibit strong antioxidant activity. Comparable to Vitamin E assisting with antixidant powers, Curcumin is many times more powerful that Vitamin E.

      In the cancer arena, Curcumin also appears to work by suppressing the production of the proteins in the cancer cells that normally protect the cells from cell death.

      Please feel free to contact me if you would like to continue learning about these herbs! Thanks!

    • L.L. Woodard profile image

      L.L. Woodard 

      6 years ago from Oklahoma City

      My understanding that the active compound in ginger that provides its superb antioxidant effects is curcumin. Is that what your research has indicated? If there are additional noteworthy compounds, I'd be interested in learning about them.


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