How to Grow Ginger at Home

By Dr. Mercola

Ginger is a spice well worth having on hand at all times. Not only is it a wonderful addition to your cooking (and can be used in a number of beverages) but it also has a wide variety of medicinal benefits, including broad-spectrum antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant and antiparasitic properties.

It’s a rich source of antioxidants including gingerols, shogaols and paradols, all of which have documented anticancer activity.1 Furthermore, because ginger helps prevent the toxic effects of many substances (including cancer drugs), it may be useful to take in addition to conventional cancer treatments.2

Sampling of Ginger’s Health Benefits

Ginger has also been shown to:

Enhance the bronchodilation in asthmatics

• Improve blood glucose, triglyceride, total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels in diabetics. It also benefits diabetics by inhibiting carbohydrate metabolism and improving insulin sensitivity3

• Relieve motion sickness, morning sickness in pregnant

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