Ginger is commonly used to treat various types of stomach problems,” including motion sickness, morning sickness, colic, upset stomach, gas, diarrhea, nausea caused by cancer treatment, nausea and vomiting after surgery.
Other uses include pain relief from arthritis, muscle soreness, menstrual pain, upper respiratory tract infections, cough, and bronchitis.
Some people pour the fresh juice on their skin to treat burns.
In foods and beverages, ginger is used as a flavoring agent.
Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, it may be what the root is best known for. The anti-inflammatory compounds responsible for reducing inflammation and are called gingerols. In numerous research studies found the compounds are responsible for reduction in pain and improvement in mobility for those with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
In addition to helping those with arthritis, ginger can also benefit those experiencing other diseases caused by or fueled by inflammation such as obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, numerous cancer types, and cardiovascular disease, to name a few.
But the health benefits of ginger don’t stop there.
Ginger is Great for:
- Cancer protection
- Heartburn/acid reflux/GERD
- Boosting the immune system
- Sore throat
- Stuffy Nose or Nasal Congestion
- Upset stomach
- Sore throat
- Diseases caused by or fueled by inflammation such as arthritis, obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, numerous cancer types, cardiovascular disease, and more.