Ginger is Asian native plant that has numerous health benefits. Fresh ginger is high in gingerol compound and dried ginger is high in shogal compound. These two compounds have various health benefits to the body. Shared Health Benefits of Using Ginger in your Diet here.
This context will focus on health benefits of ginger by utilizing secondary sources such as studies, books and other professional materials online. Below are the main health benefits of ginger.
1. Reducing the appearance of scars
According to studies, ginger has the ability to adequately reduce the appearance of scars. It provides the skin with a number of natural occurring phytochemicals that help to reserve the phyopigmentation and hyperpigmentation that occur within the skin as scar tissue develops during the healing process. Gingerol and Shogaol, compounds found in ginger helps in regeneration of new skin youthful skin by delivering antioxidants and anti-inflammatory to the new skin. Further supporting the repair of the skin’s surface, ginger has gentle collagen and elastin-building proteins and enzymes that help to rejuvenate and repair skin’s cells with healthy composition and elasticity of youthful skin.
2. Relief of Muscle and/or Joint Pain
Ginger contains a potent inhibitor of inflammation substances such as prostaglandins. According to a study that was conducted on 10 patients with muscle pains and 46 patients with arthritis, 100% of muscle pain patients and 75% of arthritis patients noted relief after using dried ginger. The recommended dose was 1 gram of powdered ginger a day. Many patients who took 3 to 4 grams a day noted quicker and better relief using higher dose. Though dried ginger may seem to work fast and effectively, fresh ginger has similar capability.
3. Decreasing Nausea and Vomiting
Taking 0.5g to 1g of ginger a day is effective for decreasing nausea and vomiting. Ginger decreases bowel spams while improving gastric motility within the stomach. Ginger has also the ability to inhibit diarrhea by improving food movement out of the stomach to the bowel. According to previous studies, fresh ginger such as roasted ginger was found to inhibit stomach ulcers caused by aspirin and ibuprofen.
4. Disequilibrium (Motion Sickness)
Ginger is an effective medicine for vestibular (inner ear) dizziness, in which patients feel like they are spinning in a circle, ginger has the ability to inhibit nausea associated with such dizziness. For motion sickness, ginger works effectively when one takes 1 gram four g=hours before travel.
5. Increasing Blood Pressure
Ginger can be of much help to people suffering from CFIDS/FMS, who often suffer from low blood pressure. In this case, only dried ginger works perfectly for this purpose. In addition, ginger also decrease the risk of heart disease by inhibiting platelets (like aspirin and vitamin E do) and lowering cholesterol.
6. Increasing Thermogenesis
Fresh ginger works better in warming the body. Taking fresh ginger will increase the body temperatures and keep the body warm for long.
It also reliefs of migraine headaches.
Besides ginger being an Asian native plant it also grown in Jamaica and America where it’s not only used during sickness but as part of diet due to its numerous health benefits to the body. Ginger has minimal side effects but very high doses of ginger on an empty stomach can cause stomach problems. Lastly, according to studies, ginger has been termed as the most effective reliever of sore, achy muscles better than applying a hot ginger compress, made by soaking a cloth into a mixture of hot water and grated fresh ginger.