8 Amazing Health Benefits of Ginger! How To Add Ginger In Your Baby’s Diet?

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Oh man! Not again! Do you hate those hide and seek ingredients which plays in your food and goes to your mouth and makes you bothered?

Like most of the children, I had a certain list of foods which makes my effort to find and pick them and corner them in my plate.

I will be very sure that it doesn’t gets into my mouth by accident as it will really makes me annoyed if I realise I am having them in my mouth! I am speaking about ginger, elaichi, cloves etc.

Before writing this I was like “this is definitely not going to be in my list “but now I will advice that you should really add them in your children’s food!

We are really missing out some ingredients like ginger in their diet because we will be scared what if our the little secret agents find them out and neglect the whole thing!

Motherhood and parenting are definitely not easier roles in out life but It can be easier with a few tips!

We are now going to see about the amazing health benefits of ginger in your child’s food and the easiest home remedy for cough you can make out of ! So, get prepared to be amazed!

Diving straight!

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Introduction Of Ginger

The Indians and Chinese have used ginger as one of the main ingredient of traditional medicine for the past 4000 years. In fact, as far back as 500 bc, the great chinese philosopher and teacher Confucius himself insisted ginger to be present in the table during the meal as it was known to helps digestion.

At present, India is the greatest ginger in the world, By the 11th century, it was well known in Britain and even once recommended to King Henry V111 to treat black plague.

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When Should You Add Ginger To Your Child’s Diet?

According to the Maryland medical center, ginger can be recommended for children after 2 years since it can be harsh to act in your baby’s digestive systems.It’s not safe below 2 years.

Always consult with a pediatrician before trying any home remedies of ginger for cough and cold for your baby.

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Health Benefits Of Ginger

1. Antiemetic Properties

The antiemetic properties of ginger was known to reduce nausea and vomiting in postoperative patients. It may also work for children under pediatric guidance.

2. Against Respiratory Infections

The department of life sciences in the University Of Beau in Africa researched the antibacterial impact of ginger root seperate on four respiratory pathogens got positive results.

Acts as a great expectorant and ginger tea is one of the effective reliefs for wet cough.

3. Against Bacterial Diarrhoea

Indian Medicine and Chinese medicine use Ginger as a main ingredient in traditional medicine which is used to cure gastrointestinal diseases.

Taiwan scientists did some studies and their findings reveal that a bioactive compound in this treats bacteria triggered diarroea.

4. Improves The Brain’s Cognitive Function

Due to the role of oxidative stress induced cognitive impairment, study in Thailand have demonstrated the effect of Ginger extract on the cognitive function of middle aged healthy women.

People treated with this are found to be exhibited enhanced working memory due to the antioxidants present in it.

5. May Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers  came with the results that administration of ginger root extract not only prevents the symptoms but also reverses the behavioral dysfunction.

6. Lower Blood Cholesterol

Their extract is effective in lowering cholesterol and other lipid levels. Researches have mentioned that a group of people who takes extract have significantly reduced level of triglycerides, cholesterol and low density lipoprotein.

7. Fights Cancer Cells

Ginger might be useful for colorectal cancer due to the direct anti-inflammatory effect in the gut. Another type of cancer this is effective on is, ovarian cancer.

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Easiest Recipes Made Out Of Ginger

Coughs and cold are the worst enemies of cold. Hope it will be useful!

Homemade Cough drops

Ingredients :

  • Jaggery -1 cup
  • Lemon – 1 tbsp
  • Clove. -1/2 tsp
  • Cardomom powder -1/2 tsp
  • Honey -2 tsp( should not be added until one year old)
  • Rice flour- required
  • Dry ginger powder- 4 tsp

Method:

  • Boil half cup of water in a pan.
  • Add ginger and cook for a few minutes.
  • Put the jaggery and stir well.
  • Add lemon juice.
  • Put the cloves and cardomom.
  • Boil the mixture until it thickens.
  • Turn off the flame and add honey. Mix well.
  • In a large bowl of water, add a drop of mixture.
  • Roll and make small balls.
  • Dust with rice flour and place in a plate.
  • Let it dry for 5 to 6 hours.
  • Sprinkle some rice flour.
  • Remove it from the plate and store them in airtight container.

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Elakeya I am a young Physician Associate by career but always love to write! I expertise in medical writing, nutrition, cooking, and even travel and food.
Elakeya I am a young Physician Associate by career but always love to write! I expertise in medical writing, nutrition, cooking, and even travel and food.

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