Ginger is a wonder spice that contains gingerol, filled with antioxidantS and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger has been traditionally used in Indian kitchen to impart flavour and taste to curries and soups. At the same time, the use of ginger in alternative medicine can not be underestimated. Check out the benefits associated with ginger:


Prevents Cold And Flu: A cup of hot ginger tea is what you need on a winter morning to keep your body warm and also keep you safe from cold and flu.


Ease PMS and cramps : Ginger, when consumed on a regular basis, is effective in curing menstural cramps and PMS. Fennel has antispasmodic properties that eases pain and cramps.

You will need –

  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 500ml water

In a saucepan add fennel seeds and ginger along with some water. Simmer on low for 5-10 mins. Sip on this warm to treat PMS.


Treats Indigestion: Indigestion and acidity is a common problem faced by many. Adding ginger to your soups and smoothies help induce better digestion. To treat acidity and improve digestion, mix a tsp of chopped ginger with /2 tsp of carom seeds and 1 tsp of cumin seeds in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Drink this tonic to aid digestion and treat bloating. READ MORE – Coconut oil for weight loss


Treat Headache and Nausea: If you suffer from nausea or headache chewing a tiny piece of ginger or sipping a cup of ginger mint tea can help relieve the symptom. To relieve headache and fever, drink an infusion made of a few mint or basil leaves and some grated ginger boiled together

You will need –

  • Water – 2 cup
  • Mint leaves – 5
  • Honey – 2 tsp
  • Ginger – 1 tsp grated

Ginger along with mint makes an excellent combination to treat headache. You can replace mint with basil in this recipe. In a suacepan add mint and ginger along with some water. Simmer on low for 5-10 mins. Sip on this warm to treat a headache.

Ginger weight loss:

Ginger weight loss: High cholesterol increases your risk of cardiac problems. You can easily keep your cholesterol level under check by adding some ginger powder to your regular diet.

You will need –

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 500ml water

Add water in saucepan along with cumin and ginger. Simmer on low for 5-10 mins. Sip on this drink to burn fat.


Detox for clear skin : Make a morning detox drink to burn fat and get clear skin. Sipping ginger tea on a regular basis has anti-aging benefits. Ginger consumption promotes clear and glowing skin that looks young and radiant.

  •  2 cups water
  •  1 tbsp lemon juice
  •  1 inch piece of fresh ginger
  •  2 teaspoons honey (optional)

Combine lemon juice, filtered water, ginger, and honey in a blender; blend for 20 to 30 seconds. Strain and serve with ice.



Ginger helps in improving blood circulation to your scalp, thus promoting hair growth. The antiseptic properties of ginger make it effective against dandruff. Antioxidants contained in ginger relieve dryness and prevent split ends. READ MORE – BEST HAIR GROWTH SEEDS OIL for extreme hair growth

Caution – the above remedies are just to treat common ailments. If you are under any medications then ask your physician before taking any of the home remedies.