Ginger and garlic, the miraculous herbs are blessed with the boon of healing a number of health problems. This simple-to-make and easy-to-store spice enhances the taste and aroma of any food many folds. It is an ancient Indian recipe for taste and health that has been passed on from generations to generations.
With the modern life taking a toll on our health these simple healing kitchen ingredients are gaining high popularity. Whether it’s curing a simple cold or preventing the mighty cancer ginger garlic paste acts as armour for many ails.
What’s hidden in the cloves of Garlic?
The many centuries old flavoring agent is much more than just a food ingredient. This therapeutic herb contains over 33 sulfur compounds, 17 amino acids and many essential enzymes. Garlic exhibits amazing anti-thrombosis, anti-microbial, anti-cancer and cholesterol-lowering activities. It is ladened with rich anti-inflammation properties and acts as a triple threat against infections, offering antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties.
How deep-rooted is Ginger?
Since ancient times, ginger has been used for its medicinal attributes and as a flavouring spice condiment. This mystic herb contains more than 400 different compounds that contribute to several health aids. Ginger is ladened with incredible phenolic compounds such as gingerol, shogaol and paradol which has antioxidant, anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory properties.
Many Benefits of Ginger Garlic Paste
Controls high Blood Pressure
Regular consumption of crushed garlic helps in lowering high blood pressure. Ginger blocks the voltage-dependent calcium channels that regulate blood flow and thus controls high blood pressure.
Helps in Digestion
The antibacterial property of ginger garlic paste helps in digestion of food and reduces gastric ulcers, diarrhea, and stomach ache. Also, ginger plays an important role in protecting the gastrointestinal tract and preventing digestion and gastric troubles.
Reduces Pain and Inflammation
The anti-inflammatory properties treat the inflamed tissues and reduce pain. Garlic is also useful in relieving tooth pain, migraines, back pain, muscle pain, and arthritis.
Relieves Chest And Nasal Congestion
The constituents of ginger garlic paste have the ability to loosen phlegm and relieve nasal congestion thereby soothing sore throat and aching muscles. Garlic is considered a powerful antibiotic and immune strengthener. It is usually recommended for treating cold and flu symptoms.
Helps in prevention of Cancer
Ginger contains pungent elements like gingerol and paradol that exhibits cancer-preventive properties. It contains an active anti-carcinogenic element called diallyl sulfide that inhibits the growth of tumors. Regular consumption of ginger garlic paste acts as a preventive measure against several types of cancer.
Detoxifies the Body
The antioxidant properties of fresh ginger garlic paste is an effective agent for detoxing. It is a strong agent for relaxing the body and boosting immunity. It also rejuvenates and energizes the body for a long work day.
The tantalizing effects of ginger garlic paste along with its enchanting list of health benefits definitely make it one of the most important items in the grocery list. This simple cheap herb is more effective than many of the costly doses wrapped in capsules.
Dr. Arpitha Hebbar is an Ayurvedic Physician Practising in AyurCentral @ Indira Nagar, Bengaluru