Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is commonly used as food spice and the medicinal and nutritional values cannot be over emphasized. It is amongst the healthiest food loaded with bioactive compounds to consume. Ginger could be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or juice. Scientific research has proven that these are the health benefits of ginger

Ginger is medicinal
Ginger has anti inflammatory properties and has history of being used as medicine as far back as history can recall. Ginger contains gingerol, a bio active compound which is an antioxidant and anti inflammatory thus reducing osteoarthritis.

For food processing
Aside being used to spice of food like jollof rice in the tropics, Ginger is used to add Flavour in processing of food and drinks like gingerbread, Zobo and so on.

Treatment of Nausea
Ginger can be used for the treatment of nausea and vomiting in the early stages of surgery and pregnancies. It is also used in the treatment of morning sickness like sea sickness

Reduce muscle pain and soreness
Ginger is effective in the exercise induced muscle pain and reduce the day to day effect of muscle pain.

Ginger is good for the heart
Ginger reduces blood sugar due to its powerful anti diabetic properties and reduces cholesterol level thus reduces the risk of heart related disease factors and diabetes

Ginger aides digestion
Ginger aids in the digestion of food thus have been proven to be effective in the treatment of dyspepsia. Dyspepsia is delay in the emptying of the stomach chamber after eating often times referred to as indigestion.

Reduce Menstrual pain
In the early days, traditional medicine used ginger powder to ease the pain experienced by women during the menstrual cycle.

Ginger may prevent cancer
Ginger have been studied as an alter a treatment for cancer. Research has shown that ginger could be effective in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

Improve brain function
Ginger improves the functions of the brain. Ginger contains anti oxidants and bioactive compounds active in the prevention of the inflammatory response in the brain and prevent age related brain related diseases and Alzheimer’s disease.

Ginger is used against infections
Ginger extract is used to inhibit the growth of bacteria. Thus it’s effective against bacteria related diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. It is also effective against RSV virus land could be used for the treatment of respiratory infections.

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