With a wide variety of benefits ranging from reducing nausea to easing muscle soreness, ginger is among the healthiest spices on the planet.
It is packed with powerful bioactive compounds and nutrients that have several benefits for both your physical and mental health.
In supplement manufacturing, it is used in fresh, dried, powdered, oil, and even juice form. Generally, it is mixed with other ingredients of a supplement to enhance their effects.
1. Powerful Medicinal Properties
Ginger has a long history of use in various forms of alternative medicines. It has long been used to reduce nausea, aid digestion, and protect our bodies against flu and the common cold.
Ginger’s medicinal properties are thanks to its main bioactive compound: gingerol.
Gingerol is one of, if not the most important natural oil in ginger. It is also the most effective bioactive compound in ginger with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. (1)
2. Reduces Symptoms of Nausea
Ginger has long been used to improve symptoms of many sicknesses, among which the most common one is sea sickness. (2)
Furthermore, ginger is most effective when it comes to pregnancy-related nausea.
According to this review of 12 studies conducted on a combined number of 1,278 pregnant women, 1.1-1.5 grams of ginger can do wonders for reducing symptoms of nausea.
However, the same study concludes that ginger has no effect on vomiting.
3. May Reduce Muscle Pain and Soreness
Ginger effectively reduces muscle pain and soreness induced by exercise.
This study conducted on participants doing elbow exercises concluded that ingesting 2 grams of ginger daily for 11 days reduced pain significantly.
However, ginger does not reduce pain immediately. According to this study, ginger slowly hinders the progression of muscle soreness rather than having an immediate impact.
4. Reduces Symptoms of Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that causes joint pain and stiffness.
According to a study conducted on 247 participants with osteoarthritis in the knees, those who took ginger daily experienced less pain and required less medication.
5. Helps Improve Symptoms of Chronic Indigestion
As you may have guessed, chronic indigestion is a painful condition that causes tremendous discomfort. It is believed to be encouraged by delayed emptying of the stomach.
According to one study, eating ginger soup reduced the amount of time taken to empty the stomach from 16 to 12 minutes.
Furthermore, another study concludes even better results, as it suggests that ginger reduces the time taken to empty the stomach by 50%.
Health Issues Associated With Ginger Deficiency
As we discussed in the previous section, ginger has many health benefits.
People who don’t ingest enough ginger will enjoy none of these benefits. Instead, they will face an increased risk of suffering from:
- Chronic indigestion
- Flu and the common cold
- Muscle pain and soreness
Daily Recommended Intake
The daily recommended intake of ginger varies depending on the user’s age, gender, and the condition they’re trying to treat.
For instance, adults suffering from nausea should consume between 0.5 to 3 grams. However, pregnant women should not consume any more than 1 gram for easing nausea.
Furthermore, ginger is not recommended for children under 2 years of age.
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