A few facts to read about Ginger...
by: Dental Assistant Team
Ginger is known as a powerful anti inflammatory and helps fire up the digestive juices. Ginger also helps absorbing and assimilating essential nutrients brought in the body through eating and supplementation.
Its inflammatory ability is helpful in arthritis prevention, soothing the pain associated with prostate disease, and healing general inflammatory processes. Here are a few uses of ginger you may or may not have heard about.
Cancer treatment: Ginger has been consider in certain treatment regimen for ovarian cancer, as ginger powder is believed to induce cell death in ovarian cancer. Ginger has also been used in the prevention of colon cancer as it is believed to aid in slowing the growth of colorectal cancer cells.
Morning sickness: Ginger is commonly used by many to fight morning sickness. Many health professionals consider ginger to be as effective as vitamin B6 to control the effects of morning sickness.
Motion sickness: Ginger is often used as a remedy for motion sickness.
Migraine relief: Many believe that ginger can prevent prostaglandins from causing pain and inflammation in blood vessel.
Heart burn relief: sip warm ginger tea to prevent heartburn.
Cold and flu (prevention and treatment): Ginger is packed with antioxidants, so it is always a good addition to your prevention and treatment regimen of the common cold and the flu.
Menstrual cramps relief: ginger tea has helped millions of women relieve muscle cramps.
Prevention of diabetic nephropathy: ginger is believed to reduce kidney damage.
As you can see there are many uses to ginger, so next time you are a the grocery store grab some ginger and make yourself some ginger tea!
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Article date: Jul. 22 2013
Type: Nutritional Counseling
Location: Boca Raton - Palm Beach County