4 health benefits of combined ginger-garlic paste

Ginger-garlic paste is a staple in Bangladeshi dishes to add more flavour to them. This combination enhances the taste of several dishes, but it can also be beneficial to your health. Decades of research have shown that garlic and ginger contain numerous nutritious properties.Separately, both ingredients contain properties that can be beneficial for your health. But those benefits increase when we combine the two. Here are some of the benefits of ginger-garlic paste.

1. For healthy gut function
Gingerol in ginger and alliin in garlic benefit aids digestion, study says. Anti-inflammatory properties in these components help people with stomach, reduce diarrhoea, relieve constipation, and bloating, flushes out toxins and help the body to function properly. Mixing and making a paste may also help in the functioning of the liver and bladder to remove toxins and detoxify the body.

2. Reduces risk of heart diseases
Another benefit of this combination is that it controls blood pressure and ensures the proper flow of blood, according to research. It also keeps your body warm and energetic.

3. Increases breast milk production
Ginger-garlic paste is believed to be a galactagogue, which is the main component that helps stimulate breast milk production and increase the supply of breast milk in lactating mothers.4. Prevents cold and cough
It can help boost your immunity and keep infections at bay. Ginger contains antimicrobial properties that help kill bacteria, including salmonella. It basically works as an antiseptic both internally and topically. Some studies have also shown that because of its antimicrobial, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties it also helps fight cancer.

Source: Health Shots