The monsoon season brings much needed relief from the summer heat. The sudden changes in the climate affect your immunity drastically and makes you liable to a variety of illness such as flu, cold and fever. The rise in the cases of infections and allergies during the monsoon season is because of the prevalence of bacteria and germ in the humid atmosphere. It is vital to take preventive measures to combat illness and boost immunity.
The aroma and the taste of ginger in our throat make it a perfect drink to refresh the body during the monsoon season. However, you may not know the magical benefits of ginger.
Ayurveda recommends the use of ginger to cure and prevent various health problems.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF GINGER
Improves Blood Circulation
Ginger, a rich source of chromium, magnesium and zinc improves the overall blood flow. It is a natural vasodilator that opens the blood vessel. It also helps to prevent fever, excessive sweating and chills.
Treats Cold & Flu
Ginger is known to have medicinal properties that help in protecting against flu and cold. The antibacterial and antiviral properties of ginger help deal with flu virus. The gingerol and shagol compounds present in ginger stimulate the perspiration and reduces body temperature, heals pain & irritation caused by flu. Flu weakens the digestive system; consumption of ginger stimulates the appetite and digestion.
Coughing and congestion are common problems during the Monsoon. Ginger’s expectorant properties loosen the mucus from lungs. It soothes the lung tissues. The oleoresins in ginger prevent the formation of excess mucus. It also breaks down and removes mucus, which speeds up recovery and difficulty in breathing.
Strengthen the Immune system
Ginger is a potent antioxidant that boosts the immune system naturally. The antimicrobial properties in ginger kill bacteria including salmonella, it works as an antiseptic both internally and topically. The enzyme zingibain in ginger dissolves parasites and their eggs.