Why Should You Use Ginger, Garlic and Turmeric in Your Cooking?
Posted May 31 2012 7:36am
My granny’s favorite was
these ginger, turmeric and garlic and she made it a point to add it to every
day cooking whether the recipe needed it or not. The result, she was hale and
healthy and had a long life. In this post we will discuss the health benefits
of ginger, garlic and turmeric.
Ginger contains gingerols
which are anti inflammatory and anti oxidant in nature. Ginger is an
underground rhizome. It reduces the symptoms of gastrointestinal stress. It has
many therapeutic properties and is rich in antioxidants. Ginger is very
effective in reducing morning sickness and sea sickness. It is very effective
for dizziness, nausea, vomiting and cold sweating.
When included on a daily
basis ginger reduces the pain due to osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis to
a greater extent. Ginger inhibits the growth of human colorectal cancer cells
and induces cell death in ovarian cancer cells.
Chemotherapeutic agents make
the cancer cells resistant to drugs whereas cancer cells do not become
resistant to ginger.
Ginger boosts immunity,
promotes healthy sweating, gives relief against menstrual crams and migraine,
prevents kidney damage in diabetic patients and it is a natural pain killer.
The most famous aspect of
turmeric is its component curcumin. It has anti oxidant, anti viral, anti
inflammatory, anti bacterial, anti fungal and anti cancer properties. Turmeric
boosts the health of the immune system. It slows down tumor growth in prostate
Turmeric may be considered as
an inexpensive, well tolerated and effective treatment for inflammatory bowl
disease. Clinical studies prove that curcumin has very powerful antioxidant and
anti inflammatory effects and is very effective for those suffering from
arthritis. Turmeric is very beneficial for those suffering from cystic
Turmeric inhibits cancer
growth. When used frequently it reduces the likelihood of breast, prostate,
lung and colon cancers. Eating foods spiced with turmeric reduces the risk of
childhood leukemia. Turmeric is very useful in detoxification process of the
body. It improves liver function to a greater extent. Turmeric protects against
diabetes, allergies and chronic illnesses, neuro-generative diseases and Alzheimer’s
Garlic is otherwise known as
stinking rose. The key component in garlic is ajoene. Garlic is very useful for
cystic fibrosis patients. Garlic helps improve iron metabolism. It is a good
source of selenium. It has cardioprotective properties and is excellent for
It helps to lower blood
pressure, prevents blockage of blood vessels and prevents clots. Garlic is a
unique food for cardiovascular goodness. It is also good for atherosclerosis.
Garlic extract is good for musculoskeletal system and respiratory system.
Crushed fresh garlic helps prevent
infection in burn patches. It helps in cancer prevention, relaxes blood vessels
and increases the flow of blood. It can be used for treatment for cough and
throat irritation. It may reduce the severity of upper respiratory tract
infection. Garlic promotes increased bile production to help reduce the levels
of fat in liver. Garlic helps prevent weight gain. Overall it is a health