Ginger Root

Overview

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SOURCE
California, USA
FORM
Zingiber Officinale
FOUND IN
Southeast Asia

Fast Fact

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Ginger has been used for thousands of years to treat colds, nausea, arthritis, migraines, and hypertension. During the 13th and 14th century, you could buy a sheep by paying with one pound of ginger.

Especially Important For

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People looking to support their digestive system.*

Benefits

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Digestion supporter*
Inflammation reducer*
Nausea alleviator*
Menstrual pain buster*
Infection fighter*
Joint pain reducer*
Cholesterol reducer*
Brain function booster*

Why it's important for immunity

There are many reasons why Ginger is one of the most commonly consumed herbal extracts. Within Ginger, is Gingerol, a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound with strong immune building properties.

Ginger is also antibacterial and studies have shown that it offers benefits against some drug-resistant bacteria.

Lastly, Ginger can stimulate the immune system to kill viruses. With everything that it has to offer, it's definitely worth incorporating Ginger into your regular diet.


Evidence-based claims, or bust

HERBAL MEDICINE: BIOMOLECULAR AND CLINICAL ASPECTS

The Amazing and Mighty Ginger.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY

Influence of dietary ginger (Zingiber Officinales Rosc.) on antioxidant defense system in rat: Comparison with ascorbic acid.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR PHARMACOLOGY

Ginger lowers blood pressure through blockade of voltage-dependent calcium channels.

JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL FOOD

Ginger-an herbal medicinal product with broad anti-inflammatory actions.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY

Ginger (Zingiber Officinale Roscoe): A hot remedy for cardiovascular disease?

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