Ginger is a flowering plant native to Southeast Asia. This food is one of the healthiest (and tastiest) spices on earth.

This plant belongs to the Zingiberaceae family and is closely related to turmeric, cardamom and galangal.

The rhizome (underground part of the stem) is the part that is commonly used as a spice. It is often called ginger root or simply ginger.

Ginger can be used fresh, brushed, dried, powdered or as an oil or juice. This is a very common ingredient in recipes. It is sometimes added to processed foods and cosmetics. Some of the properties and benefits of ginger include the following:

 

1. Contains gingerol which has powerful medicinal properties

 

Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional and alternative medicine. Used to help digest food, reduce nausea, and help fight the flu and cold.

The unique flavor of ginger comes from its natural oils, the most important of which is gingerol. Ginger is the main biologically active ingredient in ginger and is responsible for many of its medicinal properties.

According to research, gingerol has strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. For example, it can help reduce oxidative stress, which results from the presence of excessive amounts of free radicals in the body.

 

2. It can cure many forms of nausea, especially morning sickness

 

Ginger seems to be very effective against nausea.

It can help relieve nausea and vomiting in people undergoing certain types of surgery. Ginger can also help with chemotherapy-related nausea, but more human studies are needed.

However, it may be most effective for pregnancy-related nausea, such as morning sickness. According to a study of 12 studies involving 1,278 pregnant women, 1.1 to 1.5 grams of ginger can significantly reduce the symptoms of nausea.

Although ginger is considered safe, talk to your doctor before taking large amounts if you are pregnant. It is recommended that pregnant women who are close to childbirth or have had a miscarriage avoid ginger. Ginger is also contraindicated with a history of vaginal bleeding and clotting disorders.

 

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3. It can help you lose weight

 

According to human and animal studies, ginger can play a role in weight loss.

A 2019 study found that ginger supplementation significantly reduced body weight, waist-to-hip ratio, and hip ratio in overweight or obese individuals.

A 2016 study of 80 obese women found that ginger can also help lower body mass index (BMI) and blood insulin levels. High blood insulin levels are associated with obesity.

Study participants received relatively high daily doses of 2 g of ginger powder for 12 weeks.

Ginger’s ability to influence weight loss may be related to certain mechanisms, such as its potential to help increase calorie burn or reduce inflammation.

 

4. It can help with osteoarthritis

 

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common health problem that involves the destruction of joints in the body, leading to symptoms such as joint pain and stiffness.

One study found that people who used ginger to treat their OA had a significant reduction in pain and disability, with only mild side effects, such as dissatisfaction with the taste of ginger. However, the taste of ginger, along with stomach upset, forced approximately 22% of study participants to leave the experiment.

Study participants received between 500 mg (mg) to 1 g of ginger daily for 3 to 12 weeks. Most of them were diagnosed with knee OA.

 

5. Can drastically lower blood sugar and improve risk factors for heart disease.

 

This is a relatively new area of ​​research, but ginger can have strong anti-diabetic properties.

In a 2015 study of 41 participants with type 2 diabetes, two grams of ginger powder a day reduced fasting blood sugar by 12 percent.

It also dramatically improved hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), a marker for long-term blood sugar levels. HbA1c decreased by 10% over a 12-week period.

There was also a 28% decrease in the Apolipoprotein B / Apolipoprotein A-I ratio and a 23% decrease in malondialdehyde (MDA), a byproduct of oxidative stress. High ApoB / ApoA-I ratios and high MDA levels are both major risk factors for heart disease

However, keep in mind that this was only a small study. The results are remarkably impressive, but must be confirmed in further studies before any recommendations can be made.

A somewhat encouraging experiment in 2019 found that ginger significantly reduced HbA1c in people with type 2 diabetes.

 

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6. It can significantly reduce menstrual pain

 

Dysmenorrhea refers to pain that is felt during the menstrual cycle. One of the traditional uses of ginger is to relieve pain, including menstrual cramps.

In a 2009 study, 150 women were instructed to take ginger or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for the first 3 days of their period.

The three groups received four daily doses of ginger powder (250 mg), mefenamic acid (250 mg) or ibuprofen (400 mg).

Ginger was able to reduce pain as much as two NSAIDs. Recent studies have also found that ginger is more effective than placebo and just as effective as drugs such as mefenamic acid and acetaminophen / caffeine / ibuprofen (novafen).

 

7. Contains a substance that can help prevent cancer

 

Ginger has been studied as an alternative treatment for various types of cancer.

The anti-cancer properties are attributed to gingerol, which is found in large quantities in raw ginger. A form known as [6] -gingerol is found to be particularly potent.

In a 28-day study of people at natural risk for colon cancer, 2 grams of ginger extract per day significantly reduced proinflammatory signaling molecules in the colon.

There is limited evidence, however, that ginger can be effective against other gastrointestinal cancers such as pancreatic cancer and liver cancer.

It may also be effective against breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

 

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8. It can improve brain function and protect against Alzheimer’s disease

 

Oxidative stress and chronic inflammation can accelerate the aging process. They are believed to be a major cause of Alzheimer’s disease and age-related cognitive decline.

Some animal studies show that the antioxidants and bioactive compounds in ginger can inhibit inflammatory responses to the brain.

There is also evidence that ginger can directly help improve brain function. In a 2012 study of healthy middle-aged women, daily doses of ginger extract were shown to improve reaction time and working memory.

In addition, numerous animal studies have shown that ginger can help protect against age-related brain loss.

 

9. It can help fight infections

 

Gingerol can help reduce the risk of infection. In fact, ginger extract can inhibit the growth of a variety of bacteria.

According to a 2008 study, it is very effective against oral bacteria associated with gingivitis and periodontitis. These are both inflammatory diseases of the gums

Fresh ginger can also be effective against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which is a common cause of respiratory infections.

 

 

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