Ginger is a root used that tastes great when used in food, but did you know it also has therapeutic and medicinal benefits? According to the National Library of Medicine, ginger helps treat nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, morning sickness, colic, and upset stomach. Ginger Juice may be applied to skin to treat burns.
A study done at the University of Michigan Medical School found that giving a ginger root supplement to volunteers helped reduce inflammation markers in the colon within a month.
If you work out hard, you’ll be happy to learn that daily intake of ginger has been shown to reduce exercise-induced muscle pain by 25% according to a study done at the University of Georgia.
For those personally undergoing or who have a loved one currently doing chemotherapy, a study carried out at the University of Rochester Medical Center found that ginger supplements administered with anti-vomiting medications can reduce chemotherapy-induced nausea symptoms by 40%.
If you suffer from any of these ailments, stock up on ginger and see what a difference this simple herb can make!