Wednesdays Kyusho (Vital Point) for wellness.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is the most widely used dietary condiment in the world today. It’s actually part of the plant family that includes turmeric and cardamom, which may explain why the health benefits of ginger are so extraordinary.
The Chinese and Indians have used ginger tonics to treat ailments for over 4,700 years, and it was a priceless commodity during the Roman Empire trade around the coming of Christ because of its medicinal properties.
So, what is it in Ginger that makes it so powerful for health?
The chemical component that gives us the therapeutic benefits are derived from gingerols, via the oily resin of the root. This acts as a effective and potent antioxidant as well as an anti-inflammatory agent. These bioactive components have been thoroughly evaluated clinically for generations.
Some of the more modern day health benefits that medical studies have documented:
Stroke and Heart Disease These two maladies are responsible for the most human deaths due to illness each year. But Medical Science states that they may be kept at bay with regular ingestion of Ginger, especially when part of a diet of other Vital foods like Garlic and Onions as they all have an anti-blood-clotting ability to stave off heart attacks and stroke!
This invaluable root also aids in improving and protecting against Pain, Diabetes, Indigestion, Digestion, Nausea, Stomach Ulcers, Immune Function, Bacterial or Fungal infection and even some Cancers.
You can eat Ginger Raw, Pickled (as for Sushi), Tea, Powdered as Spice and even as an Essential Oil (the most potent derivitive as it retains the highest leveles of Gingerol (active ingredient).
In the Ancient Bubishi it states to heal from attack f the Blood Pool Hand that: "Victims of this technique must be treated with a ginger and water solution".
First, Ginger is known for its anti-pain properties and is very similar to how capsaicin works to relieve pain, the gingerol affects the vanilloid receptors, located on sensory nerve endings as it affects these pain pathways directly and also relieves the inflammation, which in itself can cause pain.” In short; Ginger relieves pain, releases toxins, boosts immunity and helps protect against stroke by improving vascular flow and anti-blood clotting agents. It also helps relieve the nausea that occurs in heavy blood attacks... you should also not leave the afflicted on stomach or back as they may vomit or it may place too much compression on the organs.