Ginger is very commonly used as a spice for cooking, but as of recently it is widely used as a natural medicine for many health issues like digestive problems, pain and nausea.
The root is the part which is mostly used and here are some reasons why you should start using it today!
1. Digestive issues
Ginger stimulates saliva excretion which helps food and fluids to travel smoothly through the digestive system, and it relieves irritation in the gastrointestinal tract.
It can be used to relieve morning sickness during pregnancy and nausea during cancer treatment.
Ginger can also be used to alleviate muscle pain as it reduces it by 25 %.
A study with 247 participants has shown that deterioration of the joints can cause stiffness and joint pain. Ginger helps with this by reducing inflammation.
Just 2 g of ginger on a daily basis can do wonders. It has proven to reduce heart disease and type 2 diabetes up to 10% in a 12 week period!
Ginger is known to reduce cholesterol levels and an experiment with 85 people proved this. Their daily use of only 3 grams of ginger reduced their cholesterol levels and thus lowered the danger of heart disease.
Ginger has been used in research on various types of cancer. So far, it has proved effective in reducing colon cancer cell, but the research is still not finished.
8. Brain function
Ginger improves brain function as its antioxidants and bio-active compounds slow down the brain’s aging process and improve the memory and reaction time.