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Ginger Leaf Benefits

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Ginger leaf benefitsGinger 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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