Ginger plant is an infamous plant that gives us the infamous spicy ginger that has a unique and special flavor (it comes mainly from its natural oils especially gingerol that offers many health benefits because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties).
Ginger has many medicinal purposes, but it’s mainly used to treat stomach issues like nausea (many medicinal effects are backed up by many scientific studies). Ginger can be either consumed fresh, added to a daily diet (supplements are also an option). So without further ado, here are 9 ginger health benefits you should know about.
1) Combat nausea.
Ginger is mostly used to fight against nausea. The best part is the fact that it has been backed up by science. Some conducted studies showed that people who took ginger after surgery, during extreme medicinal HIV or cancer treatment that has vomiting and nausea as side effects, or during periods of sickness had positive effects on them.
2) Soothe painful menstrual periods.
Researchers found that taking 1500 mg of ginger on a daily basis for the first three days of the menstrual periods can reduce the generated pain and symptoms. Ginger works effectively just like ibuprofen does.
3) Increase your appetite.
Ginger can actually activate the digestive system. This encourages your appetite and will make you feel somewhat hungry.
4) Alleviate muscle pain.
The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger give it the ability to soothe muscular aches. However, you should keep in mind that it won’t always provide immediate results, in fact, some studies have found that taking ginger over time reduces the progression of muscle pain.
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