Ginger is full of nutrients and bioactive components that have many benefits for your health.
Ginger can be used fresh, dried, in powder form or as an oil or juice, and is often added to processed foods and cosmetics.
1. Medicinal properties
The aroma and taste of ginger come from its natural oils, of which the most important is gingerol.
Gingerol is the main bioactive component of ginger, responsible for most of its medicinal properties. It has great anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
2. Menstrual pain
Menstrual pain (dysmenorrhoea) is the discomfort women feel during the menstrual cycle. One of the traditional uses of ginger is for pain relief, and it may be more effective than mefenamic and ibuprofen.
Ginger may be used to relieve nausea and vomiting after an operation.
However, it may be more effective for nausea caused by pregnancy, such as morning sickness.
Keep in mind that although ginger is considered safe, you should talk to your doctor before taking large amounts if you are pregnant.
4. Muscle pain and discomfort
Ginger is effective against muscle pain caused during physical exercise. It does not have an immediate impact, but maybe effective in progressively reducing muscle pain on a day-to-day basis.
5. Chronic indigestion
Chronic indigestion (dyspepsia) is characterized by frequent pain and discomfort in the upper stomach.
It is believed that delay in emptying the stomach is an important factor in the digestion process. Ginger has been shown to speed up the emptying of the stomach in people with this disease.
Gingerol, the bioactive substance found in fresh ginger, may decrease the risk of infection.
Ginger extracts can inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria.