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Health Benefits Of Raw Honey And Ginger That You Need To Know!!

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plantwhose rhizomeginger root or ginger, is widely used as a spice and a folk medicine.[2]It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual pseudostems (false stems made of the rolled bases of leaves) about one meter tall bearing narrow leaf blades. The inflorescences bear pale yellow with purple flowers and arise directly from the rhizome on separate shoots.

Ginger is in the family Zingiberaceae, which also includes turmeric (Curcuma longa), cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), and galangal. Ginger originated in Island Southeast Asia and was likely domesticated first by the Austronesian peoples. It was transported with them throughout the Indo-Pacific during the Austronesian expansion(c. 5,000 BP), reaching as far as Hawaii. Ginger is one of the first spices to have been exported from Asia, arriving in Europe with the spice trade, and was used by ancient Greeksand Romans.[4] The distantly related dicots in the genus Asarum are commonly called wild ginger because of their similar taste. While. Honey is a sweet, viscous food substance made by honey bees and some related insects.[1] Bees produce honey from the sugary secretions of plants (floral nectar) or from secretions of other insects (such as honeydew), by regurgitationenzymaticactivity, and water evaporation. Bees store honey in wax structures calledhoneycombs.[1][2] The variety of honey produced by honey bees (the genus Apis) is the best-known, due to its worldwide commercial production and human consumption.[3] Honey is collected from wild bee colonies, or from hives of domesticated bees, a practice known as beekeeping or apiculture.

Benefits and uses of ginger and honey is down below


✓✓Treats Asthma

It is believed that a mixture of ginger and honey, along with black pepper, is capable of treating or reducing the effects of asthma.It is a naturally soothing and anti-inflammatory mix, which releases tension, promotes the flow of oxygen to the lungs, and helps in the relaxation of the blood vessels.


✓✓ Nausea Relief

According to a study led by Max E. Levine, et al..high protein meals with ginger helped relieve delayed nausea associated with cancer.

Patients often suffer from debilitating nausea following these intense procedures, and they turn to alternative solutions to eliminate it.


✓✓Reduces Respiratory Problems

The mixture of ginger and honey is an excellent expectorant and, therefore, provides instant relief to people suffering from cough, cold, sore throat, and a runny nose.

Study shows that ginger helps reduce nausea and vomiting that is associated with pregnancy and “morning sickness”.Combined with the naturally soothing effects of honey, make for a powerful preventative solution against vomiting and nausea caused by various sources.


✓✓Antioxidant Properties

A review article by Tahereh Farkhondeh, et al. [5] studies states that constituents of honey exert antioxidant, anticancer anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial properties. However, more clinical evidence is required to support the benefit especially pertaining to anticancer effects.


Ginger, on the other hand, is known to have many medicinal benefits because of its antioxidant effect.Ginger has the potential to act as an anticancer agent against pancreatic cells. However, more clinical trials are required to establish the benefit.


The use of ginger is effective against gastrointestinal cancers such as gastric cancer, liver cancer, and pancreatic cancer. However more human studies are required for further evidence.


In terms of cancer prevention,It is suggested that combined treatment of ginger and Raw honey may help in enhancing the chemotherapeutic effects of 5-fluorouracil against colorectal cancer. Therefore, a honey ginger tonic can not only help to reduce the symptoms of chemotherapy but also to reduce the risk of cancer.

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