The Health Benefits of Ginger
(Cancer prevention, Anti-inflammatory & Antioxidant properties and more)
Ginger happens to have strong anti-inflammatory properties due to the compound known as ‘gingerols’ Gingerols is credited for easing the pain and initiating mobility in patients of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis who consume ginger on a regular basis. Study after study continues to validate this belief.
Moreover, it is believed that those who experience arthritis-like issues with their knees due to aging should make it a point to add ginger to meals. In the journal Osteoarthritis Cartilage, a 12 month study was published which used individuals aged 42-85, found that ginger reduced pain, and inflammation in the knees.
A Remedy to Motion Sickness
Two different studies confirmed that ginger is capable of keeping multiple symptoms of motion sickness at bay. Indeed, in one particular study it was found that ginger was a much more effective treatment for easing the symptoms of motion sickness than Dramamine a universal prescription drug for motion sickness. Ginger is particularly helpful for seasickness.
Protection against Colorectal Cancer
Gingerols, the main compound in Ginger, may well be responsible for controlling the development of colorectal cancer cells. The University of Minnesota carried out a research using mice and found that gingerols greatly curbed the development of this cancer.
Ovarian Cancer Treatment
Ginger is believed to induce cell death in ovarian cancer, making it a treatment for ovarian cancer. The University of Michigan found yet another important use of gingers star compound ‘gingerols’ - its kill ovarian cancer.
Multiple studies have verified that ginger is a very effective treatment for “morning sickness” – a common condition in pregnant women that is marked with nausea and vomiting. As it is, ginger is known for its strong anti-vomiting properties, but it is of particular help in curing nausea and vomiting in pregnant women. It is of help even in the extreme condition of hyperemesis gravidum which requires admission to the hospital.
Moreover, most drugs for morning sickness are known to cause serious birth defects, but this is not the case with ginger. It is very safe, and just a tiny quantity will do the trick.
Treatment of Colds and Flues
Ginger has been used a natural remedy to treat the common cold and flu. Many people also find ginger to be of help for treating food poisoning.
There is no doubt that ginger should be a regular food in your kitchen. Always try to opt for fresh ginger instead of powder, to gain maximum health benefits.