Ginger has many health benefits that many should be aware of. Ginger was cultivated and used as a spice and medicine in India and China. It has been used to treat and prevent nausea, diarrhea, toothaches, digestive issues, inflammation issues, killing cancer cells, lower blood sugar and more.
Many studies show that ginger is effective for nausea.(1) In a trail of 247 people with osteoarthritis of the knee, those who took ginger extract had less pain and required less medication.(2)
A few studies also suggest that Ginger may lower blood sugar and improve heart disease risk.
A study in 2015 with 41 participants with type 2 diabetes, 2 grams of ginger powder per day lowered fasting blood sugar by 12%.(3)
The anti-cancer properties are attributed to 6-gingerol, a substance that is found in large amounts in raw ginger. (4)
Oxidative stress and chronic inflammation can accelerate the aging process.
They are believed to be among the key drivers of Alzheimer's disease and age-related cognitive decline.