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Magic potion for the season

Anjali Shetty

Derived from ginger, ginger oil is a great anti-inflammatory and pain reliever and can be used topically for patients with arthritis on the affected joints. It benefits right from the scalp to the toe because of gingerol, which is the main ingredient in ginger oil. It is called the oil of empowerment because it has a lot of medicinal uses for the human body. You can use it as DIY masks for skin and hair too.

Ginger oil can also be used to relieve nausea and vomiting if added to herbal tea or water. In aromatherapy, ginger oil can be used to alleviate stress and anxiety.

The oil does wonders for the hair too. It contributes to making the scalp healthy and clean. The treatment to most medical conditions is in one’s kitchen. Ginger oil is one of the most potent oils as it has maximum amount of gingerol.

Health benefits

It is anti-inflammatory and analgesic; hence it is used widely for patients suffering from arthritis, migraines and menstrual pains. Since it is a powerful anti-inflammatory, it can help open up airways, which helps bronchitis. Animal studies have also shown protective properties to the liver, when administrated with ginger oil. Being high in antioxidants, it can also help suppress free radical damage, hence it is cardio-protective. Animal studies conducted have shown to reduce tumour growth.”

Ginger oil during monsoon

Ginger oil is especially useful during monsoon because it helps during fluctuating weather conditions. It can provide good relief for respiratory issues that are common during monsoon. It helps as a supplement for cough, cold, fever or flu symptoms, body aches, etc.

The aroma, taste and tingle of ginger in our throat make it the perfect drink during the monsoon season. However, the magical benefits of ginger are not always highlighted. It has been recommended by ayurvedic experts that the usage of ginger helps in curing various health related problems along with preventing the human body from unwanted diseases.

Ginger is known as the magic root for monsoon season. Monsoon season brings relief from the summer heat, but the drastic climate change affects our health. Ginger helps to cure and prevent a lot of health issues. Ginger improves blood circulation. It helps prevent fever, excessive sweating and chills. It has antibacterial properties that help treat flu, cough and cold. Flu weakens the digestive system; the consumption of ginger stimulates appetite and digestion. Ginger boosts the immune system naturally.

Ginger tea with honey can help beat sore throat during monsoons and can also help increase immunity. An upset stomach or indigestion are also very common during the monsoons, sipping on herbal tea with ginger extract or water with a few drops of ginger oil can help ease nausea and bloating. Sinusitis and chest congestion are also very common during the monsoons, which can be eased with ginger oil infusions.

(HT Media)

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