Ginger reduces chronic inflammation, pain and migraines, helps digestion, diabetes and more
(NaturalNews) According MedlinePlus, taking 1 gram of ginger before surgery may help reduce nausea and vomiting post-surgery. Widely known for its ability to reduce nausea and vomiting, ginger has many more uses than one may think. In China, ginger has been used for over 2,000 years to help treat nausea, stomach problems, arthritis and heart conditions.
This spicy herb also helps reduce chronic inflammation, pain and migraines. Ginger has been shown to help treat ulcers, gout and diabetes complications. It's a fantastic aid for those with digestive issues and has even been shown to beat several kinds of cancer cells. Gingerol and shogaol, two compounds found in ginger, are thought to be the active compounds responsible for ginger's many health benefits.
Ginger improves digestion
Ginger is a great post-meal treat that cleanses your palate and your sinuses. It's also an excellent aid to the digestive system. According to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center online, this spicy herb aids digestion by stimulating saliva and digestive juices. A 2008 study published in the European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology showed that ginger helps the muscles of the stomach contract. This aids digestion by moving the contents of the stomach into the small intestine, a great help to sufferers of indigestion.
Ginger reduces inflammation
According to experts, inflammation of the colon is a precursor to colon cancer. A study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research revealed that a ginger root supplement administered to participants reduced inflammation markers in the Continue reading