9 Health Benefits of Ginger Root
1. Alleviates Stomach Cramps
Gingerols and shogaols are naturally occurring chemicals in ginger, these chemicals help soothe and relax muscle cramps. Ginger is most easily taken as a tea.
2. Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Ginger has very high anti inflammatory properties. Nutritional Researcher Monica Reinagel created an Inflammation Factor Rating System (IF) which ginger scored at the top with a rating of 387. In comparison raw kale scored 213. Ginger is one of the strongest anti-inflammatory substances on earth.
3. Great for your Joints
Ginger’s anti inflammatory properties make it excellent at relieving joint pain. Draw a bath and add ginger essential oil to soothe joint pain.
4. Improves Circulation
Ginger contains zinc, magnesium and chromium, these all help increase blood circulation.
5. Increased Absorption
Ginger stimulates gastric enzyme secretions, as a result it increases the absorption of nutrients in the body.
6. Prevent Colon Cancer
Ginger has shown, in a study, to slow the growth of colon cancer cells.
7. Reduced Flatulence
Ginger helps alleviate gas.
8. Reduces Morning Sickness
Ginger has been proven to fight morning sickness and stomach flu with a success rate of 75%.
9. Relieve Throat and Nose Congestion
Ginger helps flush out toxins and boosts circulation. It’s anti inflammatory properties help kill bacteria.