Ginger is a spectacular, healing root that has medicinal properties. Available in almost every form, a bit of this medicinal spice can help with everything from digestion to nausea. The benefits can be especially helpful for those who are pregnant, since it’s natural attributes ease common pregnancy related issues.
1. Boosts Your Immune System
Ginger is a strong antioxidant and is a antimicrobial– meaning that it kills bacteria both internally and topically. The last thing you want to have to deal with while your pregnant is a cold! If you do however suffer from a cold, ginger can help to eliminate congestion and ease throat pain.
2. Alleviates Nausea and Vomiting
Nausea is such an uncomfortable, frustrating, disruptive feeling, but ginger may help relieve it! It helps encourage the stomach release its contents into the small intestines and stimulates the production of digestive juices , which in turn helps to relieve feelings of nausea and vomiting. For pregnant women especially, this can be a lifesaver!
3. Relieves Gas
Gas bubbles and pains can get in the way of you enjoying your pregnancy, but ginger can help relieve it! When you are pregnant, your body produces high levels of progesterone, which can slow down your digestive process and produce more gas and bloating. Ginger relaxes the smooth muscle in your gut lining helping to make sure gas passes through your system the way it should.
4. Reduces Inflammation
Ginger contains the anti inflammatory compound gingerols. Because of this, ginger causes significant reduction in muscle pain. In turn, this helps you move more easily and with less discomfort even in the later stages of your pregnancy.
You can take ginger in many different forms including extracts, tinctures, capsules, and oils. You also can buy fresh ginger root and make tea, or use it as a spice. Prince of Peace makes an assortment of ginger products including instant ginger honey crystals that make hot or cold drinks as well as ginger chews. However you decide to take your ginger, know that it is doing amazing things to help your body be the healthiest it can be.
We are including Prince of Peace’s Ginger products in our Supplet subscription and gift boxes for pregnant women this fall! Enjoy!