Cultivated and used medicinally for thousands of years all around the
world, ginger root is a powerful medicinal herb that offers a variety of
unique health benefits. When taken regularly in therapeutic doses,
ginger root can effectively cure nausea; promote healthy digestion;
boost immunity; treat asthma; improve cardiovascular function and heart
health; relieve pain; and even prevent and cure chronic disease by
1) improve digestion and promote better assimilation of nutrients into the body.
A plethora of scientific research conducted throughout the past several
decades confirms that ginger contains a distinct enzymatic profile that
works synergistically to promote healthy digestion, and ease the
processing of food in the stomach and intestines. (http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/ginger-000246.htm)
2) remedy for motion sickness, seasickness, and various other forms of nausea.
Pregnant women, chemotherapy patients, and individuals with mild or
moderate upset stomach can all experience relief by taking therapeutic
doses of ginger, which was shown in at least one major study to
eliminate nausea symptoms with as little as a one-quarter of a teaspoon
3) treat inflammation and boost immunity.
Chronic inflammation is linked to a host of debilitating diseases,
including cancer, all of which can be effectively prevented and even
treated with therapeutic doses of whole ginger extract.
4) pain reliever, particularly for chronic pain conditions like
rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, and fibromyalgia. A randomized,
double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism
back in 2001, for instance, found that patients with osteoarthritis
experienced dramatic pain relief when they took ginger extract twice
5) cardiovascular health by suppressing the biosynthesis of an
inflammatory mediator known as leukotrienes. The dual-action,
anti-inflammatory nature of ginger, while it inhibits both leukotrienes
and prostaglandins, it helps maintain optimal arterial flow. Ginger also
prevents platelet aggregation while also stimulating the release of
adrenaline, processes that both help strengthen the heart.
the two most prominent of which are curcumin and gingerol. Not only do
these and several other free radical scavengers prevent the growth and
spread of cancer cells, but they also prevent from forming, and even
eliminate, amyloid plaques in the brain that are linked to causing
Alzheimer's disease and other degenerative brain conditions.
7) asthma treatment
as well. Ginger naturally contains several different compounds that can
help alleviate asthma symptoms. These include alpha-pinene, which
loosens mucus in the bronchial tubes, and beta-carotene, the antioxidant
precursor to vitamin A.