Health Benefits of Ginger Wine

By Hannah Rice Myers

Many people enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner or at some other time of day. Rather than pour your average merlot or chardonnay, why not try a glass of ginger wine instead? Not only will you enjoy the smooth, succulent taste, but you will also gain some amazing health benefits. Ginger is not only a spice that adds flavor, it is also a centuries old treatment for many sicknesses and disorders.

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Many people enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner or at some other time of day. Rather than pour your average merlot or chardonnay, why not try a glass of ginger wine instead? Not only will you enjoy the smooth, succulent taste, but you will also gain some amazing health benefits. Ginger is not only a spice that adds flavor, it is also a centuries old treatment for many sicknesses and disorders.

Significance

Ginger has been used as an herbal remedy in many ancient cultures and countries, including China, India, and Malaysia, for more than 2,000 years.

Function

In today's society, ginger is commonly used to cover up the bitter taste of over-the-counter cough syrups as well as to sweeten alcoholic beverages such as ginger wine. However you cannot overlook the medicinal value of ginger.

Diarrhea

Ginger helps control diarrhea by preventing the stomach cramps that contribute to it.

Sexual Activity

Ginger has long been known to increase sexual desire. It also increases blood circulation, ultimately resulting in increased blood flow to the genitalia.

Flu Fighter

Drinking a glass of ginger wine when you are stricken with the flu may just put you on the track to full health. Ginger relaxes the body so that the white blood cells can do their job in repairing the damaged cells; it also blocks the hormone that induces fever, headaches and body cramps.

Fun Fact

Queen Elizabeth I was a huge fan of ginger and was responsible for the invention of the gingerbread man in the 16th century. He made his first appearance at a royal ball where he was made to look like some of the queen's most respected guests.

About the Author

Based in Jamestown, Pa., Hannah Rice Myers has more than 10 years of experience as a freelance writer, specializing in the health industry. Many of her articles have appeared in newspapers, as well as "Curing Epilepsy: Hope Through Research." Rice Myers received her master's degree in nursing from Upstate Medical University in 2001.

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