Not Just A Tea Addition: 5 Secret Uses Of Ginger REVEALED!

An ancient  form of medication used in many parts of the world, ginger has been given the moniker ‘Virtual Medicine Chest’ by Ayurveda. Ginger, often described as a root, is actually an underground stem. We all know ginger is used to treat cold, cough, headache and digestion issues, but it’s not just for the adrak ki chai. Take a look at these uses and you will be shocked to know what this age-old herb can do for us.

1) For The Skin

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Ginger contains antioxidants and astringent properties that help deal with a lot of skin problems. A glass of ginger juice everyday can help you fight acne. It also heals your skin from inside and improves blood circulation, thus getting rid of patchy skin, dark spots, burnt skin and unexpected pimples. Apply a little ginger juice to acne-affected areas and you will see the difference in just a few days.

2) For The Hair

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Ginger increases blood circulation to the scalp, hence stimulating hair growth. Rubbing a half-cut piece of ginger on the scalp can help fight dandruff problems and maintain the quality of your hair. The antioxidants in ginger also reduce the occurrence of split ends. Mixing ginger oil with your shampoo can also help fix dryness problems, as it works as a natural moisturiser.

3) Menstrual Cramps

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It has been scientifically proven! Ginger can treat painful menstrual periods and pregnancy-related illnesses. Drinking natural ginger juice or eating ginger can give you instant relief from menstrual cramps. You can also boil some ginger slices and sip it throughout the day to soothe your cramps.

4) Impotency

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Believe it or not, ginger can help tackle impotency problems. Add a teaspoonful each of ginger juice and honey to a half-boiled egg and take this mixture for a month on an empty stomach every night. This will help fight premature ejaculation, increase sperm count and avoid impotency.

5) Ginger Beer

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What! Ginger beer? Yes! If you are tired of your same old drink and want to spice up your bar, try this! Make your very own ginger beer or mix it up with other drinks to make yourself a delicious cocktail. Here’s the ginger beer recipe:
1. Combine 2 cups of sugar, 1.5-2 cups of ginger and 2 quarts boiling water in a container. Stir well so that the sugar gets dissolved. Add lemon juice of 2 lemons to the mixture and stir again. Once the mixture cools to room temperature, add 1 tsp yeast and shake well.
2. Leave the mixture for 24 hours and then strain the ginger from it to enjoy the taste of ginger beer. You can enjoy the beer for a week, but do not refrigerate it for more than a week as it would lose its taste.

Wow, we never thought this weird-looking herb could help so much. Let us know if you’ve used ginger for any other purpose.

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