Ginger is not only antibacterial but also antiviral and has the ability to fight off invasions that lead to unwanted symptoms. This makes it very useful in combating infections and means it might work as a natural antibiotic. The best part of natural antibiotics is that they don’t harm the beneficial bacteria that you want in your stomach!
Ginger is often recommended to people with a cold or flu. These conditions are caused by different viruses that penetrate the mucus layer of the nose thereby causing inflammation, pain and discomfort. It can also do the same thing in the throat and elsewhere. But when you consume ginger, as a tea or in any other format, it can help aid you in the battle against these invaders and thereby encourage more rapidly healing from any related condition. What’s more is that drinking ginger tea is warming and soothing. And if you are feeling sick and nauseous with your viral infection, then you’ll benefit from that too!