While we all know that we can turn ginger's rhyzome or its underground stem into 'salabat' when boiled, ginger offers other health benefits that you are not even aware of. Check it out below:
1) Relieves Digestive Issue
Ginger contains a compound called phenolic which help stimulate bile production to make the flow of food and fluids in the gastrointestinal tract. Just take 1.2 grams of ginger powder before meal to help prevent indigestion and stomach irritation.
2) Relieves Nausea
1.1-1.5 grams of ginger had been proven to relieve nausea caused by cancer or pregnancy.
3) Relieves Pain
University of Georgia conducted a study which proved that daily dose of ginger can actually relieve muscle pain and cramps during menstrual cycles.
4) Reduces Inflammation
Ginger extract had been proven to reduce pain in joints caused by osteoarthritis, a common health condition which involves degeneration of the joints in the body.
5) Reduce Risk of Heart Disease
It helps regulate blood sugar levels which is a major factor of heart diseases. Researches discovered that consuming about 2 grams of ginger powder daily can significantly improve sugar levels by 10% within 12 weeks.
6) Lower Cholesterol Levels
It had been proven that by taking 3 grams of ginger power each day can cause significant reduction in levels of cholesterol.
7) Anti-Cancer Properties
While there are no clear cure for cancer, ginger contains a substance called '6-gingerol' which had been used as an alternative medicine for numerous types of cancer. 2 grams of ginger extract can cause significant improvement in inflammatory signaling moelcules located at the colon.
8) Improve Brain Function
Alzheimer's disease and other brain deterioration are mainly accelerated by oxadative stress and chronic inflammation. Ginger contains antioxidants and bioactive compounds whih can counter these factors.