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.
Wheather you have an upset stomach or feel shivery and have a cold ginger can help.You can take it as a tea ,a capsule or crystallised in sugar.
Or you can add it to food or simply munch gingernuts. Many herbs have to be taken in huge amounts to provides health benefits.Ginger is different because the amount you’d add to a curry
or stir-fry can easily match or exceed the amount used in supplements.
Ginger appears to be highly effective against nausea:
For example, it has a long history of use as a sea sickness remedy, and there is some evidence that it may be as effective as prescription medication .
Ginger may also relieve nausea and vomiting after surgery, and in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy .
Ginger contains very potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols. These substances are believed to explain why so many people with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis experience reductions in their pain levels and improvements in their mobility when they consume ginger regularly. In two clinical studies involving patients who responded to conventional drugs and those who didn’t, physicians found that 75% of arthritis patients and 100% of patients with muscular discomfort experienced relief of pain and/or swelling.
Ginger contains compounds that have demonstrated protective effects for the brain. One of them, known as 6-Shogaol, inhibited the release and expression of redness-causing chemicals known to cause damage to neurons in both in vitro and in vivo models. The other, 10-gingerol, when sourced from fresh ginger, similarly impacted production of nitric oxide and other chemicals that lead to redness and swelling in the brain.
Supports Stable Blood Sugar:
Ginger has repeatedly demonstrated powerful blood sugar balancing effects. It acts on insulin release and sensitivity, and supports the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids. In one study, insulin levels noticeably lowered with ginger supplementation. In addition to its effectiveness as a blood sugar stabilizer, ginger has also demonstrated powerful protective effects against diabetic kidney, eye and liver complications.
ginger is the most potent remedies for motion sickness as well as common or garden tummy upset.In fact some studies have shown that it works just like as well as certain nausia stopping drugs.In one famous
piece of reserach .scientists strapped volunteers in rotating chairs and took them for a ride.Those given a pharmaceutical anti -nausia medication lasted only about 4 1/2 minutes before begging to stop .Half of the people given ginger on
the other hand lasted 6 minutes with less nausea than the medicated group.
Ginger is much better at preventing nausea than stopping it.If you are susceptible to motion sickness.for instance the time to take ginger is before you get in the car or board a cross channel ferry .Take about a 1/4 teaspoon of powdered ginger 1g of ginger
in capsule form or a 1cm slice of fresh root ginger at least 20 minutes before leaving.