Ginger is a flowering plant that originated from China.
It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family and is closely related to cardamom, and galangal.
The underground part of the stem is the part commonly used as a spice. It is often called ginger root, or simply ginger.
Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine. It has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold, to name just a few.
Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or juice, and is sometimes added to processed foods and cosmetics. It is a very common ingredient in recipes.
1.Ginger Contains a Substance That May Help Prevent Cancer
Cancer is a very serious disease that is characterized by uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells.
Ginger extract has been studied as an alternative treatment for several forms of cancer.
The anti-cancer properties are attributed to 6-gingerol, a substance that is found in large amounts in raw ginger.
2. The Active Ingredient in Ginger Can Help Fight Infections
Fresh ginger may also be effective against the RSV virus, a common cause of respiratory infections
3.Ginger Powder May Significantly Reduce Menstrual Pain
Ginger appears to be very effective against menstrual pain when taken at the beginning of the menstrual period
4.Ginger Can Help Treat Chronic Indigestion
Ginger appears to speed up emptying of the stomach, which can be beneficial for people with indigestion and related stomach discomfort.
5.Ginger May Lower Cholesterol Levels
High levels of LDL lipoproteins (the “bad” cholesterol) are linked to an increased risk of heart disease.
The foods you eat can have a strong influence on LDL levels.
However, evidence shows that ginger can lead to significant reductions in LDL cholesterol and blood triglyceride level in both animals and humans.