Ginger Leaf Benefits
Ginger leaf along with the other parts of the ginger plant can be used in cooking. While the ginger root is the most preferred spice, ginger leaves have a place of their own. Ginger leaves are thin and long with pointed ends. The leaves impart a mild, refreshing taste when compared to the stronger, hard-hitting flavor of its roots. Read on for more ginger leaf benefits…
Ginger Leaf Health Benefits
- Steep ginger leaves in warm water for over 20 minutes, strain, and drink with honey and lemon for a rejuvenating feeling.
- The leaves are effective against stomach problems like indigestion, gas, etc.
- Ginger leaves are also an effective remedy for morning sickness during pregnancy. They can also be used for motion sickness.
- Drink juice of ginger leaf and ginger root to alleviate arthritic and rheumatic pain.
- The leaves have anti fungal and antibacterial effects.
- Use leaves for treating common cold, flu, cough etc.
- They also provide relief from headaches of the migraine kind due to presence of prostaglandins.
- Chinese medicine, recommend ginger for relief from menstrual cramps.
- Ginger powder is used in arresting progress of colorectal cancer cells.
- They can be used for treating diabetic nephropathy.
Culinary Uses of Ginger Leaf
In Vietnam, ginger leaves are chopped and added to shrimp-yam soup as a spice and garnish. Ginger leaves impart a delicious mild flavor to the soup as opposed to the string taste of ginger root. Ginger leaves are used often as garnish, in stir-fries, vegetable dishes, soups, stews, curries, etc. They flavor the dishes just right.
Ginger leaf benefits are many and including them in regular cooking on a daily basis, can be very beneficial.
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