Can I tell you a secret? Garlic is the best detox in existence! And Ginger, for me ginger has always been an incredible alternative medicine; Did I hear you say “eeeeew”? I chew them a lot! True, the taste might not be entirely friendly, and the smell of garlic in the breath might also not be entirely welcoming; but when you put into consideration the health benefits of these herbs, you really wouldn’t mind the eeeew-ness.
Ginger can be used in various forms; as a spice, condiment/seasoning, active ingredient in cosmetics, and also as an alternative medicine.
Gingerol, which is the main bioactive compound in ginger is responsible for much of ginger’s medicinal properties. This active compound has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Ginger can be used to reduce oxidative stress, which is caused as a result of having an excess amount of free radicals in the body.
Ginger can also be used to reduce menstrual pain, lower cholesterol level, combat chronic indigestion, lower blood sugars, aid weight loss, aid digestion, reduce nausea, and help fight the flu and common cold. Ginger is highly versatile and can be used in diverse ways like adding it to smoothies, brewing as tea, adding it to stir-fries for improved taste and aroma, or as a soup ingredient.
Welcome to the magical world of garlic!!! Garlic contains selenium, vitamin c, vitamin B6, fiber, manganese, and more. Selenium is basically required by the body to make proteins that play an important role in preventing cell damage.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that is needed for the growth of tissues such as bones and skin and blood vessels. Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble nutrient that supports the human nervous system.
Fiber is necessary to keep your stomach which thereby curbs your appetite. It also lowers down your cholesterol content and stabilizes your blood glucose level.
Manganese keeps the brain functioning and you will only require a minimum of 20 mg of manganese in your body to help your nervous system and body’s enzymes functioning properly.
Amongst a million other things, ginger and garlic detoxes the body; keeps blood glucose levels normal; helps patients with tuberculosis; helps reduce cough, asthma, and common cold symptoms; helps reduce cholesterol; eye health; helps reduce urinary tract infections and kidney infections.
So, you seriously need to add these amazing herbs to your diet! No eeeew-ness, just wow-ness!