Ginger is among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet.
Some health benefits of gingers:-
1. Ginger Can Treat Many Forms of Nausea, Especially Morning Sickness
Ginger appears to be highly effective against nausea.
For example, it has a long history of use as a sea sickness remedy, and there is some evidence that it may be as effective as prescription medication.
Ginger may also relieve nausea and vomiting after surgery, and in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
But it may be the most effective when it comes to pregnancy-related nausea, such as morning sickness.
According to a review of 12 studies that included a total of 1,278 pregnant women, 1.1-1.5 grams of ginger can significantly reduce symptoms of nausea.
However, gingers had no effect on vomiting episodes in this study.
It has been shown to be effective against exercise-induced muscle pain.
In one study, consuming 2 grams of gingers per day, for 11 days, significantly reduced muscle pain in people performing elbow exercises.
Gingers do not have an immediate impact but may be effective at reducing the day-to-day progression of muscle pain.
Osteoarthritis is a common health problem.
It involves degeneration of the joints in the body, leading to symptoms like joint pain and stiffness.
In a controlled trial of 247 people with osteoarthritis of the knee, those who took gingers extract had less pain and required less pain medication.
Another study found that a combination of ginger, mastic, cinnamon, and sesame oil, can reduce pain and stiffness in osteoarthritis patients when applied topically.