What is Ginger?
Ginger is originated from South-East Asia. Ginger used in many countries as a flavoring agent and herbal medicine for centuries. The health-promising of ginger is attributed to its rich phytochemical. More than 100 bioactive compounds have report isolated from ginger. The major compound of ginger are gingerols, zingiberene, zingerone as well as other fewer compounds including minerals and vitamins. Many health-benefits biological activities are explored including antioxidant, anti-inflammation, anti-microbial and anti-cancer.
What Are The Proposed Benefits of Ginger?
- Relive pain and inflammation
- Reduce gas and spams
- Strengthen immune system to fight infection
- Eases arthritis symptoms
A review has concluded that ginger has promising health effect to treat varieties of disease and stomach discomfort due to the function of ginger’s bioactive compounds (1)
(1) Mashhadi et al. Anti-Oxidative and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Ginger in Health and Physical Activity: Review of Current EvidenceInt J Prev Med. 2013 Apr; 4(Suppl 1): S36–S42.