Ginger is among the healthiest and most delicious spices on the planet. It is loaded with nutrients and bio-active compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain. Ginger is a flowering plant that originated from China.
Ginger is an herb. The rhizome (underground part of the stem) is the part commonly used as a spice and also as a medicine. It can be used fresh, dried and powdered, or as a juice or oil. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, and is closely related to turmeric, cardamon and galangal. It is often called ginger root, or simply ginger.
Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine. It has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold, to name a few.
- If you have trouble swallowing, evidence suggests that spraying a product containing ginger and clematis root (tongyan) to the back of the throat improves trouble swallowing in stroke victims. Its anti-inflammatory properties are used to treat sore throats as it reduces swelling and also helps to stimulate the secretion of mucus.
- Ginger has also been used to treat muscle pains associated with exercise, however, ginger does not have an immediate impact, but may be effective at reducing the day-to-day progression of muscle pain.
- Osteoarthritis is a common health problem. It involves degeneration of the joints in the body, leading to symptoms like joint pain and stiffness.
- In a recent 2015 study of 41 participants with type 2 diabetes, 2 grams of ginger powder per day lowered fasting blood sugar by 12%.
- Chronic indigestion (dyspepsia) is characterized by recurrent pain and discomfort in the upper part of the stomach. Evidence suggests that taking a single dose of 1.2 grams of ginger root powder, one hour before eating speeds up how quickly food empties out in some people with dyspepsia.
- One of the traditional uses of ginger is for pain relief, including menstrual pain. Ginger managed to reduce pain as effectively as the drugs Mefenamic acid and ibuprofen.
- One study by the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that When ovarian cancer cells were exposed to a solution of ginger, all of the cells died. To reduce inflammation related with the early stages of cancer and in some cases, to ease the symptoms of bronchitis and upper respiratory tract infections.
- Ginger also goes along way to assist those suffering with sudden respiratory system failure (Acute respiratory distress syndrome). Research suggests that administering 120 mg of ginger extract daily for 21 days increases the number of days without ventilator support, the amount of nutrients consumed, and reduces the time spent in intensive care units in people with sudden respiratory system failure.
- Other studies show that ginger has been effective in lowering blood pressure, treating migraines and liver damage caused by other medicines.
- Taking ginger seems to reduce the symptoms of dizziness and the repercussions of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Additionally, ginger appears to be highly effective against nausea. It may be most effective when it comes to pregnancy-related nausea, such as morning sickness, but taking any herb or medication during pregnancy is a big decision. Before taking ginger, be sure to discuss the possible risks with your health care provider.
- Ginger has a variety of health benefits and one of those benefits is weight loss. Ginger promotes weight loss especially if you use it in accordance with a healthy diet and workout routine.
Ginger has been used as a natural cure for a long time now, however, people are just now starting to realize the extreme benefits of ginger. If you want to try of our Ultra-Shakes for weight loss, grab the one that has ginger in it.