Have you ever noticed while eating ginger that you are consuming a root? Ginger since ages, has been known for its various health benefits and spicy flavor. It is one of the healthiest spices on the planet that taste delicious and enhance the taste of recipes to which it is added.
We Are Discussing Various Benefits Of Ginger That Has Been Scientifically Proven:-
1) Gingerol Present in Ginger Has Medicinal Properties
Ginger is a flowering plant that is closely related to the family of turmeric, cardamom, and galangal. The part of ginger you consume is the ginger root or the underground part of the stem, the rhizome. Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger that possesses various medicinal properties. For instance, it has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect.
2) Treats Various Forms of Nausea
Ginger is a very effective agent against nausea that can be used for treating seasickness or morning sickness. It also tends to relieve nausea and vomiting sensation after surgery and in cancer patients, undergoing chemotherapy.
For a pregnant woman, it is suggested as one of the most effective medicine for treating morning sickness.
3) Reduces Muscle Soreness and Pain
Ginger extract is very effective against exercise-induced muscle soreness and pain. Although it does not render any immediate relief, it reduces the progression of muscle pain, gradually. Its anti-inflammatory properties are believed to be the reason for the same.
4) Helpful in Issues like Osteoarthritis
Arthritis is a general problem that involves degeneration of the joints in the body leading to the symptoms of joint pain and stiffness. Ginger extract, when consumed regularly, leads to less pain and requires less pain medication in the patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.
Ginger extract can be combined with various other natural spices such as mastic, cinnamon, and sesame oil to reduce pain and stiffness in osteoarthritis patients. Apply the concoction topically for the relief.
5) Help Treat Chronic Indigestion
Chronic indigestion leads to recurrent pain and discomfort in the upper part of the abdomen. Ginger speeds up the emptying process of the stomach. Consuming ginger powder before a meal has been studied to accelerate emptying the stomach at a much faster rate.
6) Reduces Heart Disease Risk and Lowers Blood Sugar Level
Powerful anti-diabetic properties of ginger prove very helpful in patients with type 2 diabetes. It improves various heart disease risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Additionally, ginger significantly reduces the most cholesterol makers in the human body, lowering LDL cholesterol.
7) Significantly Reduces Menstrual Pain
In women suffering from menstrual pain, ginger renders pain relief.
8) Help Prevent Cancer
Ginger extract has been scientifically researched as an alternative treatment for several forms of cancer, as its 6-gingerol is enriched with anticancer properties, especially raw ginger.
It has been very effective against pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, and ovarian cancer. However, studies are still in progress to establish the results more firmly.
9) Improve Brain Function and Protect against Alzheimer’s disease
Oxidative stress and chronic inflammation are key factors of Alzheimer’s disease and age-related cognitive decline. According to the studies, antioxidants and bioactive compounds present in ginger inhibit inflammatory response occurring in the brain and enhance brain function directly. It improves reaction time and working memory in elderly women, especially.
10) Fights Infections
Ginger is very helpful in lowering the risk of infection and inhibits the growth of different types of bacteria such as oral bacteria linked to inflammatory diseases in the gums such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Fresh ginger is very effective against the RVS virus which is a common cause of respiratory infections.
11) Beneficial In Gastrointestinal Distress and Coughing
Ginger has been known to have antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, and antiviral properties which make it are a very healthy addition to meals and beverages. It can speed up contractions used to digest food in the stomach and prevent gas and bloating by relaxing the muscles in the gastrointestinal tract.
It reduces cramping in the intestine.
12) Helps with Sleep
Ginger is very helpful with digestion and relieves nausea which means it facilitates good night rest in some people.
13) Elevates Testosterone
Ginger supplementation helps increase testosterone production in males. Detailed research will establish the same.
14) Skin Benefits
Gingerol is also shown to reduce reactive oxygen species and stops melanogenesis which causes pigmentation in the skin.
Rich Source of Vitamins
Ginger is a very good source of vitamins A, B, C, and E and minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, and magnesium.
How Ginger Can Be Used In Various Forms?
There are popular ways of using ginger which includes the following:-
- Powder or grounded
Ginger Function as Natural Analgesic or Painkiller
Ginger is a very powerful compound that relieves symptoms associated with mucus in the lungs. This is why it has been suggested in Dr. Sebi’s alkaline diet which aims at curing various health issues by changing the amount and kind of food you consume.
The anti-inflammatory plant herb, ginger renders various health benefits and that is why it is highly recommended Dr. Sebi’s alkaline diet.