Reach for the Ginger

Reach for the Ginger


Ginger is a blooming plant from the family members Zingiberaceae, which belongs to the exotic rainforest in Southern Asia. People worldwide have been utilizing ginger for hundreds of years, both for its medical and cooking benefits.

Ginger is a delicious, all-natural spice that many of us add to infuse wonderful flavors to our home-cooked dishes. Ginger has unbelievable abilities to soothe a variety of ailments from nausea, digestive problems to inflammation.

Ginger Can Reduce Nausea and Vertigo

A study involving inexperienced sailors given ginger root while in rough seas showed a greater reduction in seasickness symptoms and vertigo than those who took anti-nausea medication. 

For some pregnant women, morning sickness can be an awful temporary condition to deal with. After consulting with your Doctor, taking ginger has been known to reduce these symptoms.

Ginger Can Relieve Digestive Problems

Due to ginger's anti-inflammatory properties, the muscles within the gut can relax easier and aid food relocation via your digestion system more efficiently.

This works very well for individuals with chronic acid indigestion, a condition where it takes people much longer for their gut to empty right into their small intestinal tracts.

Several researchers think that it's this delayed emptying of the gut that causes numerous indigestion signs and symptoms. One research discovered that just over one gram of ginger powder before a meal can speed up the stomach clearing process by 50%. 

Ginger Can Lower Inflammation

Ginger contains gingerol, which has an extremely potent anti-inflammatory effect.  A study of people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis found taking ginger did help relieve joint pain and increased mobility.


Make a great cup of tea. Just cut up a piece of fresh ginger (no need to peel the skin) pour boiling water over the ginger and enjoy. Add a slice of lemon or a small dollop of pure honey.

Grated or blended ginger added to soups, salads, stir-fries even smoothies creates a fantastic zing to spice up any meal.

For a quick simple remedy chew a piece of ginger root anytime, anywhere.

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  • Ardi McCormack