Ginger root has been used as medicinal herb in Asia for thousands of years. Ginger is mentioned in the Qur’an as a drink for pious ones in Paradise.

وَيُسْقَوْنَ فِيهَا كَأْساً كَانَ مِزَاجُهَا زَنجَبِيلاً

And they will be given to drink there of a cup mixed with Zanjabil (ginger). (Qur’an, 76:17)

Benefits of Ginger Root

Tulsi & Ginger Ginger has been revered in Indian and Chinese civilizations for over 5000 years for its powerful health imparting properties. In fact, Indian ginger is said to have the most potent medicinal properties.

Due to such a prolonged belief, research on ginger benefits was natural. Sure enough, the results were on expected lines:


Danish researchers found that ginger can block the effects of prostaglandin – a substance that cause inflammation of the blood vessels in the brain and can lead to migraines.

Ginger was found to be effective for relieving the severity of nausea even in cases of pregnancy.

Many women claim that ginger tea helps rid them of menstrual cramps.

It has anti-inflammatory properties that can lessen the pain of rheumatoid arthritis.

Respiratory infections – it is well known for its warming action on the upper respiratory tract, so it has been used to treat colds and flu.

It has been found to be effective in cramps caused by stomach gas. Ginger also stimulates digestion.

It has a wholesome effect on the circulatory system as it makes the platelets less sticky and is of great benefit in case of circulatory disorders.

As a mood enhancer, ginger’s cineole content may help contribute to stress relief.

It is a great mouth freshener and ginger tea has vastly refreshing properties.