We are all very much familiar of this common spice in our home kitchens,
This spice is not just flavorful with soups and dishes, it is also loaded with nutrients and Phytochemicals that have an amazing benefit for your body as well.
What is a Ginger
The ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a root crop that is widely cultivated in South East Asia. And has been used as a luxury spice for 5000 years. In ancient India and China the ginger root is used for medicine and tonic drinks.
This plant is related closely with tumeric, cardamom and galangal, the underground root or rhizome is the part that is used as a spice, not to mention that ginger is a flowering plant too.
Now that we know a bit of ginger history and some knowledge pertaining to it, let's discuss now the common Ginger’s benefit for your health.
The Benefits of Ginger for Your Health
Ginger has medicinal properties
Ginger has a long history of medicinal usage, it was used to treat indigestion, nausea, flu, cold and other illnesses. In South East Asia ginger has been used to treat cough and inflammation.
Ginger is being taken fresh from the ground, sometimes used as dried, powdered and even oil form to be added to cosmetics, tonic drinks and food for flavoring.
The bioactive compound present in ginger is called gingerol, and it has amazing antioxidant effects and anti-inflammatory properties.
Ginger is used to treat morning sickness for pregnant woman
Did you know that ginger has long been prescribed as a remedy against nausea, it has a history for treating sea motion sickness. today it is prescribed to relieve nausea after surgery or after chemotherapy treatment for cancer patients.
Ginger has a most significant effect for pregnant women especially those who suffer from morning sickness, in a review summarizing 12 studies that was participated by 1278 pregnant women, they concluded that just 1.5grams of ginger can reduce nausea symptoms significantly.
Drinking ginger tea is considered safe but it is important to consult a doctor when drinking large amounts of it for some people believed that it will increase the chances of having a miscarriage, yet their are no significant study to back this case.
Ginger can help relieve muscle soreness
Thanks to Ginger anti-inflammatory properties, it is proven to relieve muscle pain and soreness specially guys who perform rigorous exercises.
According to a Study, just taking 2 grams of ginger per day in an 11 day period has proven to significantly reduce muscle pain from performing elbow exercises, but its effect cannot be experienced immediately yet is proven to reduce the progression of the pain & soreness day by day.
Ginger can help people who suffer from Osteoarthritis
It is a common problem for aging individuals to develop Osteoarthritis, sufferers can experience debilitating joint pains and stiffness.
Those who take ginger extracts according to a controlled study, have experienced less pain thus pain medication intake is also reduced, and in another study for osteoarthritis patients, a mixture of ginger, sesame oil and cinnamon when applied to the inflamed area directly can reduce
Ginger can lower blood sugar levels.
The study related to ginger’s anti-diabetic properties is relatively new, aside from that ginger can lower the risk of developing heart diseases.
In a study participated by 41 people with type 2 diabetes, just 2 grams of ginger that is added to their diet can lower blood sugar levels by 12%, there's also a 23% lower levels of oxidized lipoprotein this indicates that it lowers the risk of having heart disease.
Ginger helps treat stomach discomfort
Having frequent discomfort when eating is a sign of dyspepsia or chronic indigestion, it is caused by the delay of the stomach emptying its contents.
Ginger has shown to help speed up the processes of digestion in the stomach for people who suffer from this condition. Just by taking 1 or 2 grams of ginger powder before having a meal. Has been shown to quicken the emptying of the stomach by almost 50%, relieving feelings of discomfort and bloatedness.
Ginger has been an overlooked spice in our kitchen, but today we know that it has a lot of benefits than just spicing up our cooking. and to have this amazing and wonderful spice. Order now here at The Produce Guyz.