Ginger is a common ingredient you can find in your kitchen. Moms use it to spice up their dishes or make a hot tea. While ginger has long been known for its health benefits, many people are recently growing more interest in this root. Let’s read about studies supporting the health benefits of ginger tea.
Studies have suggested that ginger can certainly help ease the observable symptoms of stomach pain, which includes nausea and vomiting, and in many cases alleviate pain.
“The most common is to help alleviate digestive problems such as nausea,” says nutritionist Kelly LeVeque in Los Angeles, author of the recently published book, Body Love.
A large number of studies have pointed out the health benefits of ginger; an example is its anti-inflammatory characteristics. It also is an antioxidant which is helpful for the body.
A study released in 2015 in the Journal of Pain Medicine found evidence after 7 days of random managed trials that ginger could help relieve menstrual pain by using ginger powder for tea during the first days of the menstrual cycle.
According to a small study publicized in Pain Magazine in the year 2010, eating raw or heated ginger reduced post-exercise pain by 25% compared to placebo.
“Ginger is incredibly interesting,” said Eddie Fatahov, MD, of the Department of Internal Medicine and Integrative Medicine at Alpharetta, Georgia. “It facilitates in healing the throat, which can help to ease nausea. If you are not feeling well or experiencing diarrhea, ginger can in fact fix the problem.”
He also said that ginger is comparable to Capsicum (chili pepper) which helps relieve pain. Capsaicin cream extracted from pepper had been traditionally used to relieve pain.
Ginger had also been said to be an appetite suppressant. This suggests that it can help in any weight loss programs. Consume fresh ginger to take advantage of its most powerful compound called gingerol.